(Also published on Medium. But with lots more pictures which I couldn’t put here.) You get here every year, and it gets bigger. I cut my classes and persuaded my parents to get on road with me for five whole days, because I knew this. Jaipur Literary Festival was celebrating their 10th anniversary this 2017. I’d come to Jaipur’s Diggi palace twice before for … Continue reading Jaipur Literary Festival 2017 — The Finest Sessions of Day 1.
On the eve of 31st December, I plopped down on my house’s rooftop with my black diary to consider my 2016. I read some funny memories, few achievements I’d forgotten. I even came across some great thoughts I couldn’t believe had popped out of my own brain. The very same brain which ten pages ago — sprouted doggerel about losing my shoelaces in school. The number of … Continue reading 4 Powerful Reasons You Must Write A Diary In 2017
Teaching is one of those bewildering adult things. I didn’t expect myself to stumble into it at age 11. Especially when I was myself having a trouble in finding a friendly lunch table in my new Gurgaon school. But it wasn’t quite a surprise either. You see, I’ve been this annoyingly uppity – moralistic little girl all my life. On one such impulse, I wanted to teach … Continue reading 7 Incredible Emotions You Feel Teaching Underprivileged Kids at 14 Years
Of all the remarkable things about Swami Vivekananda, I find him just as relevant to the privileged youth of today, as to the starving, directionless young Indians of the 19th century. In our technology infested homes buzzing with social platforms, videos and the entire self-obsessed world of internet, the greatest thing Swami Vivekananda taught me is selflessness. For when I looked up after hours … Continue reading Swami Vivekananda & What He Taught A 13 year old
The illustrious Jaipur Literature Festival has been swiveled into different depictions for various people. For bookworms it opens up a wider spectrum to the literary world, a new excitement. For intellectuals it gifts opportunity to finger notorious brainy heads they wouldn’t normally meet. It is a colorful affair with pizza for holiday making families, while remaining the hottest selfie spot for everyone under 18 … Continue reading Jaipur Lit Fest – A Sea of Stories
A harsh truth has come out to me today. Fifty per cent of the time in a road accident in India, people die not of any ghastly injury but simply because nobody helped them. It’s true, as unbelievable as that sounds. Almost every day these accidents make headlines in newspapers; new articles preach awareness to the bystanders on roads. Reach out to the inhuman … Continue reading Road Accidents – Do we have no shame left?
Bullying in all its ugly forms & pains for the school child. P.S. This article was shortlisted for Reader’s Digest Magazine! Continue reading Bullying Through The Eyes of a 12 Year Old
Whether it be tackling their homework, racing to the school bus, or the cursed forgotten lunch box, kids take up a lot of a parent’s day. It also comes down to more solemn issues like their future or careers. But with all the child surgeons, authors and artists sprouting up these days, this might be the one area where parents needn’t fret anymore. And … Continue reading When Kids Rule The World
I doubtfully eyed the small autorikshaw as all four of us squeezed inside, shifting and making space. The poor thing cringed. “Are you sure it’s fine carrying four people?” I asked the driver again, who looked optimistic despite the staggering weight on his vehicle. “Don’t worry madam,” he replied, “three is the standard carry but we will manage.” And he deftly pulled back the … Continue reading Eating out at Sarojininagar Delhi