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Time to become a tourist at home

26th July 2015

Last evening, I discovered Aliyeh Rizvi’s delightful talk titled “The Past in the Present”. Here’s a description of the talk from the Creative Mornings website: Finding ourselves in between spaces Why is engaging with the past so important? – of course there are lessons to learn (which we normally never do), engaging with the past enhances our cultural pride; a sense of legacy which forms a powerful connect to the present – our collective identity as Bangaloreans, and it also…

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Feasting

23rd July 2013

A cloud of smoke embraces you as you walk past the street food stalls serving ‘iftar’ food on Mosque Road during the Ramzan period. It never leaves your skin as you plunge into the crowd, tempted by the sight of kebabs on skewers slowly getting singed;  the cries of vendors shouting “Allah ka raham hai, biryani garam hai”; the sound of mutton chops sizzling on the tandoor; the smell of spiced meat and rice.  We chose to try out the…

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BMTC Girl’s Rules

20th February 2011

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while. Everyday, for the past 3 years, I travel by BMTC bus from my home to college and back.  As I write this, I realize that no matter how much I grumble and mutter about the hassles of using public transport, Bangalore actually does have a pretty efficient bus system that many people do not take advantage of, or are simply not aware of.  I have come to cherish my bus journeys…

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