कातळावर बसून अनुभवलेला कायल…


Kerala, Travel

पूर्वेस सूर्य उगवतो आणि पश्चिमेस मावळतो. केरळातील कायल (backwaters) हे पश्चिमेस असल्यामुळे इथे लोक मावळणारा सूर्य बघायला येतात उगवणारा नाही. अगदी तुम्ही पश्चिमेकडे उभं राहून पूर्वेला उगवणार्या सूर्याचे प्रतिबिंब त्या पाण्यात टिपण्याचा प्रयत्न केला, तरी ते तितकेसे सुंदर दिसत नाही. म्हणून अनेकजण कायलवर सूर्यास्त टिपण्यासाठी जातात. पण ज्यांना पश्चिमेस दिसणारी सकाळ किंवा मुख्यत्वे पहाट अनुभवायची […]

February 25, 2017

Dining With Keralites: Tips and Trivias


Kerala, Travel

Food in Kerala is a bliss. It’s a paradise for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Suma Chechi (chechi is the Malayalam word for sister) shared some of her daily kitchen secrets and rituals with me as I saw her cooking in amazement. In Kerala people don’t cook Sambar or Rassam everyday. They make different types of curries […]

February 24, 2017

Being in the God’s Own Country 


Kerala, Travel

I always wanted to explore Kerala to to find out why they call it the God’s Own Country. I started getting answers to my question the minute I entered the lush green state of Kerala. I was traveling from Mumbai to Kayamkulam (a small town on the backwaters of Alleppi). I was fortunate enough to […]

February 21, 2017

Movie Review: The Book Thief 


Movies

There are two sides to every coin. When Adolf Hitler took charge in World War 2, he had his own reasons to fight the Jews and so did the Jews had their own reasons to hate Hitler. But in this tug of war, it was the innocent children who were getting hurt the most. The […]

February 13, 2017

Generation Gap of a Father


Movies

Yesterday I was watching Mohabbatein (with a voice in my head saying Aditya Chopra ruined Dead Poets Society) and suddenly started analyzing Bachchan’s character. It also reminded me of Piku and I started comparing Bhashkor Banerjee and Narayan Shankar. Mohabbatein was released in 2000 and Piku was released in 2015. Mohabbatein is a mushy mushy fairy tale […]

February 9, 2017

Book Review: The Tales of Beedle Bard


Books

The 1st book of the Harry Potter series written by JK Rowling was published in 1997 and the 7th was published in 2007. The 8th addition in the main series was a play script which was published last year. In between Rowling wrote various book from the Potter series and others. ‘The Tales of Beedle […]

February 8, 2017

Book Review: The Palace of Illusions


Books

After taking a long time, 5-10 pager per day, I finally finished reading The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The book is super interesting and those who have ample amount of time in their hands, can finish it off in merely 2-3 days (unlike me as it took me a month). Before recommending the […]

February 7, 2017