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The woes of Applying For a Passport in India

When I applied for my passport almost a decade back, the whole experience had left me exhausted. I had finally managed to secure my passport after submitting a bunch of documents which looked more like a book and less like a set of documents and aft...

Railway Diaries – Musings

The rain-cooled breeze is kissing my face and turning it colder by the second as I look at the green fields pass-by. Mushroom-shaped trees randomly dotting them. The rhythmic thak-thak-thak of the metal wheels leaving one piece for another below se...

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a DSLR Camera

We are living in exciting times. The sort of technologies we now take for granted would have been unimaginable a decade or so ago. While it is great that this constant ‘technological advancement’ has definitely made our lives easier, i...

Long-term bike parking at Bangalore Airport

As obvious (or stupid) as it might sound now, getting information about whether one can park two-wheelers at the Bangalore airport for a longer period was not as easy to get as I expected it to be. This was the second time in the last six months...

Bang for my buck

Having been born and brought-up in a middle-class family in India is a wonderful thing. We get to see, experience, learn a lot of things. One of the things I learned early in life is valuing whatever we had and using them wisely. We hardly e...

Bang for our buck

Having been born and brought-up in a middle-class family in India is a wonderful thing. We get to see, experience, learn a lot of things. One of the things I learned early in life is valuing whatever we had and using them wisely. We hardly e...

Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

Everyone who enjoys travelling, seeing and exploring new places has that one place which (s)he dreams of visiting at-least once in their lifetime. Being someone who dreams about travelling the world day in and day out, I am no different and hav...

BCMT Meet Bangalore – May 2015

After our last meet at Mainak da’s place we had hardly caught up and it was time to plan another meet. The good thing about this time’s meet however was that, unlike last few successful and couple of unsuccessful planning attempts, the...

In Pictures: Trip to Ooty and Kodanad

While shuffling through photos I had taken during my various trips over the years, I bumped upon some old images from the first trip I did soon after I moved to Bangalore. Though these photos are nothing great if we talk about ‘qualityR...

What is the best time to visit north east India?

I have been asked about the ‘best season’ to visit the north-eastern states of India or the north-east as it is referred, more than once and every time my answer have been slightly different from the previous one. The reason being, eve...

How social media helped me as a blogger

I had always loved to write and a blog is one of the best places to pursue that love. After starting this blog a few years back, I had been writing random stuff since then but was not doing it the way I had wanted until recently. It was a resolutio...

The meaning of happiness!!

Happiness!! THE one thing which everybody out there, all of us, wants to be blessed with. Happiness Image Credit: https://globein.com Happiness has different meaning for different people and everyone, in his or her own rightful way, tries to work to...

My first time in Pune

The year was 2008, right after my final semester exams of my graduation when I first came to the city of Pune, the supposedly cooler cousin of the city of dreams, Mumbai. I had written the Maharastra entrance examination for MCA admissions and had m...

Another chapter from my life

The things I have been recently writing about (like A New Life and The wonderful sight of Hope) here are things which I had never ever imagined I would share with anyone, forget about sharing them this publicly! But now that I have actually share...

First BCMT Bangalore Meet of 2015

It had been a while since we had out last BCMT meet here in Bangalore. In this period, the Delhi guys already had met a handful of times, which naturally made me jealous about all the fun they were having, meet after x-( .We also wanted to have ou...

A New Life

In continuation to my last post The wonderful sight of hope, let me tell you one more old story about me..! During the school days and during senior secondary post that, like most of my friends, I was pretty directionless about what I wanted to do...

Choose and book the right hotel in Bangalore

In my last 5-6 years of living in Bangalore, the garden city of India, I have seen it grow at a very fast pace. People from all over the country as well as from outside come here, for various reasons.Some come for work, some come as tourists, some vi...

The wonderful sight of Hope

I never thought I will ever write about it but then, I am! Let me share with you, a very old story, something which happened with me more than a decade a decade ago but I am still not completely out of it! If I remember correctly, I had just finished...

Five things I would Love to do if I were ‘Befikar Umar Bhar’

Dreams! We all have our own set of dreams and wishes which we want to fulfill in our life, who doesn’t? But then, as we move ahead in life, all the dreams are over-shadowed by the ‘realities of life’. The wanted and un-wanted respon...

Here We Go Again

A brief, but important post today. Here we go again…or, to be completely correct, here I go again. For years, I have wanted to quit smoking. It’s a disgusting habit and we all know what it does to your body. I have had quit attempt after quit att...
by Stephen Says on Jun 30, 2013


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