9 Types of Instagram Users You Have On Your List

Ah Instagram … the social network that’s not yet understood by parents and grandparents. The platform that has given rise to many photographers. The platform that has turned some users into celebrities and brand ambassadors. Ah Instagram…what a revolutionary social platform! I absolutely love Instagram and that makes it my most used app.  I use Instagram for…

Hairy face and other beauty no-nos

Let’s talk about this year’s popular topic – Beauty Standards. Beauty standards, as propagated by fashion houses / magazines, are one extreme of the spectrum and I won’t be talking about that. I’ve never been one to follow trends so fashion houses / magazines don’t bother me at all. What I will be talking about…

The Calmer Storm Before The Crazy Storm

A week ago, Hyderabad saw a crazy, violent storm in the middle of the night. But a couple of days before that there were strong winds in the evening. It was such a fantastic time to sit outside in the balcony. So I shot little video, even thought I’m not good at it at all….

25 Absolutely Random Thoughts

I don’t remember the last time my mind was totally spaced out. I ALWAYS have some thought swimming around in my mind. Sometimes it’s thoughts related to real aspects of my life, like work, food, etc.. But many times it’s just random. Like, for no rhyme or reason. Don’t you have them too? Let me…

A day of chaos

“According to our God, you must not eat today”, said the to-be aunt-in-law. “Ma, please don’t make me fast. I need energy to be able to last the whole day”, whispered the bride to her mother with pleading eyes. “You should listen to what your in-laws say”, replied her mother. “It’s the most important day of…

Sunday Morning Sanity

Every Sunday morning I wake up early and go to the lake. I especially like going to the lake on the morning after a storm. There’s just something so romantic about the set-up. As I peacefully stroll by the lake, my mind empties itself. Having an empty mind is very underrated.  Sometimes it’s very liberating…

What I learnt from an Instameet

A couple of weeks ago I attended an Instameet in my city. It was my first Instameet experience and I was quite excited as well as nervous about it. I follow a lot of local photographers on Instagram and I really appreciate their work. Some of them are insanely good at their craft and I…

What would you be in an alternate dimension?

Do you ever wonder what your life would be like in an alternate dimension? I’m sure it isn’t just me who has such thoughts In my fantasy, I would’ve continued playing cricket and eventually played for India junior team. I would’ve also continued my Kathak training and performed at Taramati Baradari and Chowmahalla Palace (My…

Yes, I’m single. No, that’s not a problem.

The other day my friend and I were talking and the topic of our ‘love life’ came up, like it does in almost all conversations I have with my counterparts these days. That Aunties and Uncles would ask regularly about this was a given. But what surprises me is that my friends and counterparts bring…

Disaster & Emergency Management – Education, Degrees, Universities

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog post about making a massive career shift. After five years of working as a marketing specialist, I’m now changing tracks and starting a career in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning. I will be pursuing an MSc. in Disaster Management in this field starting September this year….

A Massive Career Change

It’s time to tell you that I am making a massive change in my career. I spent five years of my career in private and capitalistic jobs in a marketing capacity. I spent five years learning incredible skills and working with amazing people, and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my career….

World Heritage Day

Heritage, in many forms, has always been important to our progress. Heritage is where we come from. It might not be the most positive reminder of the past, or might not be the reminder of the more positive past, but regardless, it’s very real. We can’t pick and choose the good parts of the past…