The Thai Smile

January 22, 2018

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The 13 Smiles Of Thailand 1. Yim yaw / ยิ้มเยาะ This smile can be used in two ways: Firstly, when teasing someone, and secondly when wanting to express the words “I told you so”, without actually having to be so harsh. 2. Yim cheun chom / ยิ้มชื่นชม This smile is a controlled yet beautiful smile that expresses the […]

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The Quintessential Modern Woman

August 10, 2017

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As Nisha took a sip of her finely aged scotch, she was conscious that this lunch meeting was going to be one of the most important ones of her career. “So where do you see yourself 10 years from now?” Ram asked. “Traveling the world, making cut-throat business decisions, leading my team towards escalated revenue […]

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The Monsoon Romance

October 18, 2016

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  During the monsoons of 2005, Jamal fell in love. He was 19 at the time and she was everything he had ever dreamed of. Her aroma, her texture, the bouncy – wired – excited person that he transforms into when he was with her, elevated him. She never questioned him, never spoke back, never […]

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Happiness was in the Air

October 13, 2016

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The debris of Farida’s married life left her on the road to isolation. As she drove into the night, she opened a bottle of Coca-Cola and tossed out the cap. It was left on the lonely highway, with no shelter and no support. Slowly, it made its way into the mud and settled itself in. […]

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Film Review: Mumbai Film Festival 2013

October 24, 2013

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Here are the films I watched at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival: In The Name Of (Poland): At most times, the film felt raw, gritty and in the moment. With some outstanding improvised scenes and with its poetic and meaningful framing, pacing and photography In the Name of could have been a great film but […]

21st Century Addiction: Angry Birds

May 24, 2013

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In the year 2013, addiction goes far beyond substance abuse such as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. As technology plays a vital part of everyday life and with advertisements bombarding us with the newest, coolest thing to buy – we have become somewhat brain dead by letting people and things influence us more than our own […]

A 116-Story Skyscraper in Mumbai? Bad idea!

May 23, 2013

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Imperial Tower at the Tardeo area in South Mumbai is set to become the tallest residential building in the city. With 116-stories of sheer metal, glass and structure – there is no building in the city that would come close to it in terms of height when completed. I was curious to understand the safety […]