2021 has been a year of madness, marked by packing, unpacking, moving in and out of houses…and mastering all kinds of household appliances, of which ovens have given me quite a few gray hair! … More A year of packing…and mastering ovens!
Heading back from Bangalore to Grenoble, we decided to spend a few weeks in Paris to explore, meet people and understand the French Tech ecosystem. Living in Paris like a local (well, almost), taking public transport to co-working places & meetings, and dealing with Parisians outside the tourist track opened my eyes to a different Paris.
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You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit obsessed with agility over the last few months. I’ve read several research papers, and case studies, but the biggest example of agility over the last few months has been Arya. From being a dog that refused to step out of the house because of her extreme anxiety, to traveling across continents to be with us in France, she has surprised us with her agility! … More Lessons in Agility from Arya
Being stuck at home makes you even more nostalgic about certain trips and memories. This week, the memories assailing me are those of which I don’t even have many photos. Memories of countless visits to artisanal markets, like the regular exhibitions at Chitrakala Parishad, and the innumerable flea markets that had become such a big … More Throwback to Riverdale ArtWalk 2019
Discovering Linger Leisure and Balur Estate in 2012 is perhaps one of my biggest achievements in life. We fell in love with Balur & the Linger Leisure hospitality the first time we visited the coffee plantation. We had driven away at the end of an idyllic two day trip with promises to return soon…little did … More Delectable Memories of Balur
« Au bout de chaque rue, une montagne… » / “At the end of every street is a mountain…” – Stendhal, 1783-1842 The very mountains that captured my heart when I landed in Grenoble in 2009. I could see them from the window of my bedroom, from my classroom, from the windows of the bus … More Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street
Visiting Strasbourg was a dream since I took the ICE from Frankfurt to Paris in December 2003. The first stop in France after we crossed the German border, I remember my delight when after months of not understanding much beyond the basic greetings and numbers, I was suddenly able to follow most conversations. I was … More Christmas Magic in Strasbourg
There can be nothing more frustrating than a strike in the country when you’re travelling. Especially a strike that lasts for days and weeks at end. In a city, where everyone relies on public transport, an unending strike of the RATP, which manages the bus and metro network, is a big deal. It’s a bigger … More Paris during a grève
When we planned our trip to France, I had images of speeding across the French countryside in comfortably seated in a TGV towards my beloved Grenoble. Little did I know that a grève nationale was going to interfere with my grand plans. A nation wide strike of the SNCF was announced a few weeks before … More Traveling in France during a nation wide strike of the SNCF
This is a part of a series of my personal recommendations for eating & drinking in Toronto, a city that aspires to be the second New York of North America. After three visits to the financial and business capital of Canada, I’ve had my fair share of experiences in restaurants & pubs of the city. … More Balkan Dreams on Queen Street West