20 going on 30?

I’d read somewhere, When I turn thirty I’ll drop all pretense, since the world likes women who make some sense. Well, that happened to me three years ago. The millennial years, the risk-taking time, the danger-seeking decade. Meh, not feelin’ it.  Are you counting down the days to Saturday on Tuesday? Is your idea of…

The big Hashtag

I’m going to start this feature with some words we’ve all heard before, but words we forget too often. “Returning violence for violence, multiplies violence, adding a deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only love can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do…

The woes and whys of Veganism

They say they don’t want their bodies to be a tomb for other creatures. My vegan/vegetarian feature is out now.
Re-engineering our diets this week with Kushal Hebbar , Soumya Bhat , Lex Seltmann and Ranjini Rao HS . Happy Reading!

To swing both ways.

At twelve, he had his first guy-crush. At fourteen, he had his first girl-crush. At seventeen, he had a dream, of being in bed with another boy. At nineteen, he had his first girlfriend. At twenty-three, a married man approached him for sex. At twenty-four, he decided it was time he reached out to people, and…

Ambivert in Amsterdam

There are introverts, and there are extroverts. There are people who’d prefer to order a pizza and watch a movie by themselves, instead of going for a drink with friends.Being alone and being lonely are two different things. Some people like to spend time with themselves. And then there are people like me. Ambiverts. We…

There goes the flash – 2

The first set of photographers on ‘Re-Engineer Yourself’ received some amazing feedback and appreciation. If what came was great, what’s yet to is even better. It is said that the best photographs are the ones that are most memorable. The ones that make you smile. This week, I have a wedding photographer, a travel photographer…

There goes the Flash!

“Photography is the only language that everyone in the world understands.” Six people. Six different backgrounds. Six different dreams. The only thing common between them all, is that they all did their under-graduation in one main stream field. This feature on Re-Engineer Yourself is about six young upcoming photographers, and why photography has been their…

Re-Engineering Education

They  joined Computer Science Engineering because they wanted to become Computer Science Engineers. Period. They are not like my other features, forced into B.E and interested in something else. They are not complaining about the monotony of the Indian Education System. They are not waiting for someone to pass a bill or protest against the…

The Dancer’s Diary

Creative People : Easily Bored. Take risks. Color outside the lines. Make lots of mistakes. Known to be eccentric. Hate the rules. Work independently. Constantly changing. Think with their heart. Dream Big. Every person who wants to work in a creative field, will show at least seven out of the above ten traits. Pinterest, Tumblr,…

Some Drum Glory

One day in 2010, a girl in pigtails and a skinny school boy sat in his room, watching their favourite TV show, ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’. She went downstairs to get something to drink, and when she came back up, he was holding up a big wide smile and 2 drumsticks.  He happily told her all about how…

The Melton Orientation

Life doesn’t come with warnings. Neither does it make announcements. The things that change your life always happen in the blink of an eye. And one life changing experience happened to nineteen young adults from across the globe in January 2016. The Melton Foundation is an international organisation promoting global citizenship and as one of…

Re-Engineering Society

Ashwin :”It was 3 am at night, during our semester end exams. He got a call from this really rude stranger. The guy on the phone told him, “You walk around as though you are a messiah , trying to save our society. If you really are what you claim to be, there is a…