Browsing Category

Writing

Featured Travel Writing

My TripAdvisor review of Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort (Alappuzha)

1st April 2015

Read this on TripAdvisor We stayed at this Lemon Tree property for 2N/3D at the end of March 2015. Right off the bat, the staff were extremely courteous and accommodating by making sure our room was ready despite our early arrival. The surprise was the complimentary upgrade to a Superior Lakeview Room – we had already got an excellent deal, and this was a perfect beginning! The building itself is beautiful – charming Kerala-style architecture with lots of greenery. The…

Continue Reading

Life People Writing

You vs you

2nd February 2014

When your life is turned upside down, there’s always a before and an after. Books, movies and songs tell you about the before part — but it’s the after that’s really unsettling. Not scary, because you’ve grappled through the darkest moments and you know how to grip tightly to each foothold, before you make the leap to find the next one. There’s no fear anymore because you’re done being paralysed by “what if” and “is it time?” In the after,…

Continue Reading

Poetry Writing

Catch a poem by its tail

19th August 2011

Just re-watched one of my favourite TED videos : Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. The bit about poet Ruth Stone’s writing process is what I love most about this talk : “As [Stone] was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out, working in the fields and she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape. It was like a thunderous train of air and it would come barrelling down at her over the…

Continue Reading

BMTC Books Education Writing

My first collection : Bits of BMTC

5th May 2011

 My first collection of writing! This is a collection I wrote for my final semester writing portfolio. Each piece is a reflection of what 
I  have  felt/seen/heard/experienced while traveling through Bangalore using BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses. To download as .pdf, click here.…

Continue Reading

Books Dogs Family Fears Friends Life Loves Writing

Just A Writer

14th March 2011

Two days ago, I turned on my Kindle 2 (recently handed down to me after the ‘rents acquired a Kindle 3 – with a gorgeous new burgundy cover that I’m so in love with) to try to get through some boring, blah reading material for college. Instead, I see that at some point during the day, my father had put  Wil Wheaton’s ‘Just A Geek’ on it, which he had finished reading in one shot the night before. Now, I’ve…

Continue Reading

Education Life Loves Writing

MultipleMe

12th March 2011

Who have I been, the last three years? I was a film maker. I agonized over the story, the casting, the music, the editing. I spent a couple of evenings hiding in the editing room with my group, huddled up in front of the Mac as we fixed last minute glitches. There was even an evening where one nice member of the support staff let us stay on, on the condition that we needed to keep all the lights off…

Continue Reading

Life Loves Random Uncategorized Writing

WRITER

7th November 2010

Sometimes, I wish I had one of those jackets that Richard Castle has which state what he is, in loud bold letters for the whole world to see – WRITER. I say this because, even if at the most superficial level, it’s some kind of identification. It sets him apart from not only his non colleagues but maybe even his peers. WRITER. See? So simple, so confident. It just rushes off your tongue like a gush of air. Whoosh. Powerful, yes? But…

Continue Reading