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Movie Review: Taxi Driver (1976)

Movie: Taxi Driver (1976) Genre: Crime, DramaDirector: Martin ScorseseWriters: Paul SchraderCast: Robert De Niro, Jodei Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Hervey Keitel History has incessantly demonstrated that when the world is on the verge of tumbling down or the evil takes over, a savior, essentially a common man, rises from slumber and wipes out the scum from the […]

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The Sparkling Water of Mandvi Beach

The Sparkling water of Mandvi Beach When on a vacation, dawns and dusks are the times of the day when I don’t prefer staying indoors. They invariably offer you a glimpse of heaven. After I witnessed the changing colors of the sky resulting in vivid shades of blue in Auroville ( Read An Auroville Experience ), I […]

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Photo Tour – Putrajaya, Malaysia

After the thrill filled day spent at Genting Highlands, Putrajaya (Prince’s success) was our next destination. Located at some 30 kms south of Kuala Lumpur (Read: Five Things to do in Kuala Lumpur ), it is the federal administrative capital of Malaysia. It is a planned city referred to as ‘The Intelligent Garden City’ and was formerly known as Prang […]

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The Thrill at Genting Highlands, Malaysia

After the complementary breakfast spread lavishly in the hotel restaurant, we started for Genting Highlands at 10 am. It took us an hour to reach Genting Skway (Cable car station) situated at the base of the Genting Highland.  We opted for a taxi but travelling by a bus is a cheaper option. Buses travel to […]

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The Firsts in 2013

    I have never been a reflecting kind nor have I ever made an attempt to challenge myself with new year resolutions. But 2013 has been a witness to several firsts and the experiences that tagged along have not only inspired me to reflect on the year that went by in a blink but has also coaxed me […]

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Movie Review: Sunset BLVD

Movie: Sunset Boulevard (1950)Genre: Drama, Film NoirDirector: Billy WilderWriters: Charles Brackett and Billy WilderCast: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Stroheim, Nancy Olson Feature films come with a certain age of their own barring a few which get etched in your psyche as long as you exist. Sunset Boulevard falls in the latter. A 1950 American […]

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Five Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I have always had an inherent fascination towards multitudes of cultures residing in a single place. For the same reason, Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital of Malaysia, stands at the top, with its head held high, in the list of my recommended holiday destinations. It is home to several religions and races where Malays, Chinese, […]

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Love over Books

The sun seemed to have emerged two shades brighter than usual, the breeze felt like silk running down my skin and the green that usually went unnoticed imparted peace. That day has been eternally inscribed in the book of life since then. For others, it might have been a signature Sunday, a day to relax […]