It was a hot, windy Saturday afternoon when I saw him for the first time. Cooling himself in a pond, he carried an air of indifference, seemingly unfazed by the constant gaze of so many pairs of eyes. Well, he (aptly named Sultan) couldn’t care less and why would he also - he was the king of … Continue reading In the tiger’s den
“Delhi was once a paradise, where love held sway and reigned; But its charm lies ravished now And only ruins remain” … Continue reading A day in the lost city
It was 9 pm. I rushed to the terrace of the hotel, hoping not to have missed the bride and groom’s dance performance. After all, dance is the best thing about any wedding. My eyes searched for familiar faces and settled on a table on the extreme right. Hands were shaken; pleasantries exchanged. Somebody asked … Continue reading Quiet : Let the introvert speak!
In 1963, a yet-to-be-proven Mathematics problem caught the attention of a 10 year old shy, quiet kid in Cambridge, England. The kid was Andrew Wiles, and the problem, which would become his obsession in adulthood, was Fermat’s theorem – the most famous problem in Maths which had confounded the world for the last 300 years. The theorem was … Continue reading Fermat’s Last Theorem – solving for curiosity
Three years back, freshly graduated, I joined an MNC in a sales role. My work took me to field visits to meet retailers, who were my customers. During one such visit, when my solutions to his problems were not to his liking, this particular retailer resorted to sexist slurs telling me that, ‘my place eventually … Continue reading Are you a Feminist?
A signboard reading Chegedas greeted us as we reached the Ferry Terminal. Being the last European colony in Asia - transferred to China in 1999 - you can’t fail to miss the Portuguese influence in everything you experience. It operates under ‘one country, two systems’ as part of China & maintains its own currency, immigration, political and legal system. Yes we are in Macau - a unique amalgamation of two different cultures reflected in every aspect of this tiny country.
Hong Kong is known for everything grandiose - big brands, tall buildings and fast-paced life. It has been famously claimed that a Hong Kong second is a New York minute. A visit to Hong Kong validates it all and still surprises with all this country has to offer.