Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

As “Xarodi raani tumar henu naam…” (I heard…you are the queen of Autumn- a Song by Bhupen Hazarika) plays through my earphone, my mind slowly drifts back to the days of Durga Puja spent in Nagaon, my hometown in Assam. The ‘Xewali‘ (night Jasmine) must be swaying in the breeze by now, the mystic ‘dhak‘ (musical instrument) beats, and the camphor emanated air engulfs us … Continue reading Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

The art of doing nothing – a sociological perspective

If there is a hill or a tree nearby you, right now, ask yourself this question:  is it doing nothing? Even if it is an inanimate object that is around you, ask yourself, is that doing nothing? I know, it is an absurd observation to make, why think about something that does not move, does not have a life in it to do anything let … Continue reading The art of doing nothing – a sociological perspective

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The secrets of Ladakh

For the longest time, Ladakh was a well kept secret destination from the regular tourist. People with the right mind of a traveller searching for Offbeat locations ended up in Ladakh. But over time due to connectivity and promotion of tourism Ladakh has become a friendly place for all. For me, the funny part is that bikers who take pride to reach the highest motorable … Continue reading The secrets of Ladakh

Extroverts With Social Anxiety: A Rare Sighting?

Social anxiety occurs when a person experiences anxiety symptoms in social situations or large groups. It is commonly considered to be an issue for people who are more introverted by nature. An introverted person may be someone who prefers to be alone and stay away from groups. An extrovert is seen as someone who enjoys being around other people and socializing in groups. It would seem obvious … Continue reading Extroverts With Social Anxiety: A Rare Sighting?

I Am Locked Down In London

If I am honest, I never really understood why he was excited or why I was excited for that matter. Is it because, the character and I have never been to London before or because we both were seeing so many things that we thought we’d never see in our lives by being ourselves? Back then, I just assumed it to be the latter. In retrospect I now realise, I wanted it to be the latter. Continue reading I Am Locked Down In London