Yesterday, my father excitedly walked up to the trolley bag he takes with himself on flights and asked me, “guess what did I bring for you last night?” I played the guessing game for a few seconds and he smiled back at me with each one of my incorrect answers. “It’s something you’ve loved since … More Karachi Bakery’s Fruit Biscuits
Last month my Facebook notifications brought up an interesting ‘memory of the day’ – a feature that shows all your past activity on the social media platform from that particular day – an article I had shared two years ago suggested that the 2015 India vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup match was watched by a … More The Mythical ‘Other’
I have often noticed that we take the places we live in, the history that surrounds us, the culture and heritage that makes us us for granted. When travelling to a new place, we always have our lists of places to visit, people to meet, food to try and things to learn ready and at … More When was the last time you were a tourist in your own town?
Some time ago I came across a very insightful analogy on relationships in a monologue while watching a Hindi daily soap. The protagonist suggested that relationships are not like the mirror – which when broken cannot be mended and had to be replaced – but are like wet clay instead. If cracks appear on clay, … More Mirrors and Relationships
“Identity is an interesting phenomenon,” said my professor breaking the silence on the first day of class. Out of all the lectures I attended for her course, I remember that one hour’s class the most, her words still echo in my head. She then gave us an exercise, “what are the three things that define … More The essence of an identity