Saanya Gulati's Blog, Emoji Day

Linguistic evolution from the SMS-era The tragic irony about phones becoming smarter, and people becoming dumber has taken an interesting trajectory through the information age. With SMS-lingo out of vogue the fear is no longer the derailment of the English Language. What we mean to say is ‘no1 txts lyk dis.’ Of course that is a function of evolved messaging…

IMG_0015

There is an iconic scene from the movie Chocolat, when the Comte de Renauld, mayor of the small French village, sneaks into Vianne Rocher’s chocolaterie to destroy it - convinced that it is leading the citizens of his town astray from their faith. An eccentric battle ensues where he mercilessly cuts the head of a chocolate-sculpted woman and proceeds to…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Cambridge 3

It is said that London is an urban anomaly in the United Kingdom, for its cultural diversity and fast-paced lifestyle remain unparalleled. But every now and then even the urban dweller yearns to press the pause button. https://www.instagram.com/p/BG2Ywqet4dP/?taken-by=bombaydelhigirl While I too would indulge in the all-too-dreamy European destinations that my newsfeed is flooded with as we approach peak summer season,…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Social Media Day

With days dedicated to each member of the family – fathers, mothers, sibling, and even different food groups – pancakes, chocolate, and sushi – it was only a matter of time before social media had its own day. After all, how else would we know about these days if not through social media? https://www.instagram.com/p/BBk64iGN4fo/?taken-by=bombaydelhigirl As a scholar of media and…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, #YouthVotes Brexit Debate

I have seldom pondered about the fact that it is a privilege to understand politics. Yet, somehow it ended up being my parting thought from a debate that was intended to discuss the implications of Brexit for the youth.<center><iframe width="670" height="377" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bI4QeQCGzTc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> The question is simple, even Shakespearean – to leave, or not to leave? Yet the answer…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Delhi Gymkhana Incident

There are two things that every Indian misses when they live overseas: the food, and their domestic help. I recall an alumnus from the LSE narrating her decision to return to India after graduating – “I missed my Lakshmi Didi and Ramu Bhaiya too much.” Didi and bhaiya are the Hindi words for elder sister and brother, but they are often used…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Coffee Tales

I’m a big fan of London’s café culture, but I have one quibble: the coffee is never hot enough. If you’re one of those people who actually wait for their coffee to cool down, you probably think I’m crazy. I’m well aware of it. I am accustomed to quizzical looks from Baristas, and friends who make the mistake of offering…

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 10.45.02 AM

It’s 9 AM. In the midst of four family members scrambling around to get dressed, whilst constantly glued to the weather app to see how many times the climate plans to change in the next 8 hours, and evaluating the modes of transport available, you can bet its chaos in the #GlobalGulatis holiday abode of Eaton Mews. It’s 9:30 AM.…

Saanya Gulati's Blog - Millennial Syndrome

The Media’s Fascination With The Millennial Syndrome Much has been said about the millennial: an individual reaching young adulthood around the year 2000 (If you didn't catch get the Mean Girls reference from the title, there's a chance you may not be one). The description of millennials that you may be more familiar with, however, is ‘lazy, entitled, narcissists who still live with…

Close