Day 261- Let’s go Paris

Travelling does not seem to give joy to those who do it without regular reality checks. The idea of going away and running away to explore loses its meaning when there’s nothing to escape. Having traveled to Paris, London, Berlin and Alicante, I no longer feel the urge to see monuments and check them off…

Day 25- Belgium

How to survive being an exchange student in 5 simple steps: Month 1 (Easy version) (i) Immerse yourself in the language. Notice how listening to things you don’t understand all day gives you a slight headache in your left temple and all of a sudden you’re aware of how numb your body feels. Regret your…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples And a Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a Punjabi in…

Independent India

Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind — a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. – Vera Nazarian  Today when I wake up and check my news feed, I…