What Kind Of Cake Are You?

The past few weeks have got me thinking about life and cake, and all the little things that go into theircreation. There is the essential person who makes our life what it is, let’s call him Flour. And then there are all the other ingredients….

FOODI(e)MOTION: Time Travel through Food

We’ve all got our favourite dishes from childhood. Maybe it was the halwa your grandma made, or some special chutney that you got in your tiffin on a big day at school, like when you had a test or exam. Maybe it was a toffee…

5 Reasons You Should Eat Food with Your Hands

Traditionally, the Indian culture is all about using your hands to eat. However, lately, we’ve been choosing forks and knives, spoons or even sporks (spoon+fork), to consume our very Indian daalchawal. People have termed eating with hands as a ‘barvaric’ custom, something that’s followed in…

Smart Snacking

We have all done this at some time or the other: taken a post-lunch nap on our classroom desks or in office. Those few minutes of sleep are the most relaxing, but it takes us a while to focus on our work and the result…

5 Ways Travel Has Made Me A Better Person

I am by no means a well-travelled person, though I may have travelled more than the average millennial. I have not travelled to the most glamourous countries that people travel to these days, and post photos of on social metworking sites, but I think I’ve…

Chapter Five: Travel Home

(Excerpt from my ebook: Little Women) Sunscreen: check Toothpaste: check Woollen socks: check Sunglasses: check Raincoat: check Diary: check Powder, rock-climbing shoes, fuel tank full: check, check, check. With that, I was all set to take on the road. Just me, Dad’s biking accessories (leather jacket…

Bi-Cycle Diaries

So, I am twenty-two, and I am learning how to ride a bicycle. I can understand how amusing this could be for all you bicycling experts out there, who mastered this art (yes, art) at ages 7, 8 and 9. Clearly, I felt at that…

Life at PY

When you’ve been friends for ten years, there aren’t many things you haven’t done together. But when best friends are getting married, it just calls for a special celebration. This is the story of four best friends on a bachelorette trip to Pondicherry. A seven…

3 Travel Philosophies to Apply to Your Workplace

Like most people, I love to travel and unlike most, I love my job. Our lives, when we are far away on vacation, are a complete disconnect from the 9 to 5 work routine on weekdays. But did you ever stop to think what your…

5 Ways to Know a Company’s Work Culture (Without Asking)

I’m surprised when my friends tell me they know nothing about the culture of a company they are about to join. ‘It pays well, and I like my job title. That’s all that matters.’ Does it, really? These are important factors, for sure, but if…