Raksha Bandhan 2017

7th August 2017, 9.30 am Scrolling through my social media feed, seeing pictures and posts from friends and family makes me long for home. Festivals are best celebrated with friends and family. I’m sitting here in my office, watching the clock ticking, waiting for the post to arrive, waiting for my rakhi. Waiting to click … Continue reading Raksha Bandhan 2017

Passenger in Luxembourg

Last week I had a chance to attend Michael David Rosenberg's, better known by his stage name "Passenger", concert here in Luxembourg. The venue was subtly set up with just enough (not too many!) people. An open air arena with small stands or shops selling snacks and booze. Having arrived early at the venue, we … Continue reading Passenger in Luxembourg

The Girl with the Blue Glasses

"Excuse me!! I suppose that's my seat" "Oh! I'm sorry. I'm just looking for my glasses, I kept it here, next to the window" "How does it look like?" "Nerdy and blue" "Is it that one? Next to the scarf on the upper berth" "Ah! Yes. Thank you!! I'm Ayesha by the way" "Shameek! Nice … Continue reading The Girl with the Blue Glasses

Kolkata and beyond: Loleygaon, Lava, Rishop, Darjeeling

Having lived in Finland, I have developed a special liking for the nature. Fortunately, or Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to explore the diverse nature in the India yet. “Maine humari Darjeeling ki tickets already book kar li hai, ab tu jaldi se Kolkata aaja.” (I’ve already booked our tickets to Darjeeling, come to … Continue reading Kolkata and beyond: Loleygaon, Lava, Rishop, Darjeeling

Things I did in Lapland =D

This March, I had the chance to visit the winter wonderland, the home to Santa Claus =D, "Lapland". Located in the northern part of Finland, peeping just above the Arctic Circle, the region is surely a place worth visiting. Sparsely populated, even by Finnish standards, the place sees hurling tourists, all throughout the year. We … Continue reading Things I did in Lapland =D