An Open Letter to Mr. Akshay Kumar from my friend Sweety Potti

Dear Akshay Kumar Sir, I saw your video Sir in which you were saying women should learn self-defense. Yes Sir! I agree with you cent percent! Totally in agreement with you Sir! We keep our house doors locked, put our money in the bank and jewellery in the locker to safeguard it from thieves, in […]

SHIMLA – A Rendezvous with a Glorious Past

Hidden among the pine trees & standing tall was a large house with yellow pillars and more windows than I had ever seen on any house; kind of like a Tardis in the time-capsule that Shimla is.
At first glance it would be hard for anyone to imagine any past glory associated with this house at all. Did Mahatma Gandhi really stay here during his Shimla visits? Was this where he, along with other Indian leaders, took important decisions on India’s freedom movement?

I just had to go inside and find out.

Of Indian Gods and Goddesses

I WROTE THIS LAST YEAR BUT IT’S THE SAME STORY EVERY YEAR. The festival of Navratri just went by and this year too I couldn’t help but wonder at the irony that accompanies the idol of the Goddess. I watched the joyous celebrations, fervent worshiping, shopping and the crowds thronging at the Durga Puja pandals […]