Castella de Aguada – what’s that?

  The Castella de Aguada is an actual place though it looks out of a children's adventure book. Popularly known as Bandra Fort. Has accentuated both reel-life, and real-life love lives for those who live life 'filmy'! In Bandra West, earlier probably known as Bandora. In Mumbai, earlier known as Bombay. History of it goes... Continue Reading →

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Am I “sic” enough for History classes :)

This is part 1 of my History class posts - no, don't worry, I won't teach History 🙂 I'll just share with you my experiences of teaching History to a very, very futuristic AR, VI & AI oriented generation. To the less initiated, like I was at the beginning of these classes, AR is Augmented... Continue Reading →

Bougainvillea Possessed!

Can't decide if one should call it 'Bougainvillea Possessed' or 'Bougainvillea Obsessed' - I love Bougainvilleas since childhood. That's it. Just before another post on this flower that makes Indian summers so much more bearable and beautiful, I had a curiosity attack (nothing unusual for me)! Realised I knew nothing about one from my 'most... Continue Reading →

#projectinterpret’s first quarter…

#projectinterpret was kicked off on 1st January, 2018, by VarnikaDesigns. In the first 3 months, it has gathered its first few pilots and travelled back in time with them. Here's a quick recap below: 1st #projectinterpretpilot is Manju Ramanan, the Editor of the newly relauched Filmfare Middle East, Dubai. She visited Mumbai early this year... Continue Reading →

She sells sea shells…

This small watercolour by Priyam Chatterjee brings many thoughts to my overworked and undersized brain...A brain greedy for rushing colours, vibrance and images cannot stop going back to this painting and freezing...arrested with the stark painfulness of the moment captured in vivid colours. A day before India creaked with her arthitic joints towards her nearly 70th birthday... Continue Reading →

When poetry comments on political reality!

I recently found this poem by the famous British poet W H Auden doing the rounds of social networking sites. It is startling how the British poets have not minced words to criticise war, violence, brutality, torture, pain perpetuated by their home country. Anyone remembers the painful poem by Rupert Brooke 'The Soldier'? Though the Auden poem below is... Continue Reading →

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