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

Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

Discover a treasure of architectural heritage in Northern Karnataka, just an overnight journey from Bangalore. Explore a magnificent series of forts and palaces built by the Bahmani and Baridi sultans of Karnataka during the 14th to16th centuries. Today’s INTACH Bangalore talk by a world authority on South Asian architecture, George Michell (well known for his documentation of the ruins of Hampi) took us through the nuances of Islamic architecture … Continue reading Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

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