Do it again: A Volvo Bus Ride in Bangalore

Revisiting an old story of a Volvo bus ride in Bangalore … So this happened today while returning from work. I boarded an airport Volvo. Airport Volvos have a strange warmth to them. People heading back home, or people visiting the city to meet their kids or parents or friends. There is always a sense of comfort in strangers that I have felt. I was … Continue reading Do it again: A Volvo Bus Ride in Bangalore

Not so socially distant, missing the vacay-cay-cay

The much anticipated annual holidays have given way to the infamous holy-lockdown-days. Instead of visiting a foreign(or foreign to your city limits) land and the side-effects of a “vacay-cay-cay”, like Commenting on how the locals are rather in shape despite feasting on the local bread that is high on gluten, Paying twice the amount on taxi fare that you usually would or could, Testing the … Continue reading Not so socially distant, missing the vacay-cay-cay

Back again in a coffee plantation

          This post is a part of a blog series on Coffee by Tushar Shukla. Living in South India for over a decade, I have visited coffee plantations quite a few times in Coorg, Chikmagalur and Tamil Nadu (Honey Valley, Ozone Valley, Makkithitta, Chingara, Club Mahindra Madikeri and Virajpet, Lake Forest Yercaud etc.). And Coorg being a favorite for us, have … Continue reading Back again in a coffee plantation

Into the Spider-Verse Film Review: They all fit, eventually

I have been waiting to see this film ever since I saw the first look. Spider Man as a character and comic book always leaves so much to say in its film version. Reading a Spider Man book is an amalgamation of color, story-lines, world building, interesting side characters, and eventually, the stories of everyday city life.  It has always been the go-to superhero for … Continue reading Into the Spider-Verse Film Review: They all fit, eventually