My #DeMonetization experience & some thoughts stemming from it

8th November, 2016 began on a fabulous note for me. Yummy home cooked food, my favourite folks around me and the preparations of an exciting two-week long motorcycling trip that was to begin the next day. I’d gone to the ATM and withdrawn 10 Thousand rupees, to help me with liquidity for the expenses in…

Jugaad is killing us

Mechanical failures aren’t exactly a new thing for Indian motorists. The reasons range from lax maintenance standards & ignorance on proper procedures, to sheer indifference towards statutory compliance. We carry on nevertheless. Because, what else can we do. It’s a game of survival out there & we all have got to do what we got…

Truck Tales

Our elders, how they carry us on their back, protecting us from the vagaries of life. Only so we grow on to become even more capable than them in the future and ensuring that the legacy is passed on, to the world…

The Parched Ghost of the Land

2016 had a rocky beginning when it came to water. As summer progressed, things started to go from bad to worse. From cities to the hinterland, water scarcity began to spread its deathly tentacles everywhere. The monsoons may be just around the corner, but it’ll be a real shame if we were to conveniently forget about…

The Guwahati Debacle

No it wasn’t their fault. The reporter who instigated the mob of louts for a story, he wasn’t to blame. The mob that perpetrated this heinous crime, they did it for reasons best known to them. The bystanders who simply looked on as an innocent girl was stripped and assaulted in front of their eyes,…