Monthly Archives December 2015

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Mumbai Hindi

Bombay has several quirks that only its residents can comprehend: listening to the national anthem before a movie, or why Marine Drive turns into the most popular romantic destination post-sunset. But the most characteristic trait of a Mumbaikar is Bombay-Hindi. When I first moved from Bombay to Delhi, it had never occurred to me that Bombay’s version of Hindi is…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Train Travel - Featured Image

To fall asleep in Mumbai, and wake up in Bhuj, from Delhi to Kolkata,  Lucknow to Varanasi – the destinations are multiple, but the route is common. A product of the British rule, but today she reverberates with the rhythm of India. Romanticise her, or rubbish her, there are some pleasures which no other mode of transport can provide. Here are seven joys that are…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Whatsapp

WhatsApp With That? If you jumped on the blackberry bandwagon back in the day, chances are that BBM (Blackberry Messenger) was your preferred mode of communication. Along came WhatApp, and the rest is history. Until I recently moved to London, I assumed that this narrative was universal. Enter week-one of my Masters: a whirlwind of new faces and phone numbers.…

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