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

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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

Apartment E101

The morning of 1st Spetember 2016 wasn't the most cheerful one. I got up from my bed, making slow advances towards the kitchen to brew my morning coffee for one final time. As the old coffee machine made grumbling noises, I walked into the balcony for probably the last time. My contract for Apartment E101 … Continue reading Apartment E101