How to win ANY argument: Lessons from the News

If you’re coming here from the latest NewsRap episode, well hello there 🙂 Subscribe to the blog to get instant updates whenever there’s a new post. So it’s been over a year now that I’ve been working at a news channel. And every day there’s a fresh controversy over a bizarre remark some politician has…

If News Were Pick-Up Lines

If you’re coming here from the NewsRap episode, then HELLO FAM! 😀 Here’s the guide to some amaze pick-up lines, all inspired by my favourite thing in the world – The News! #1: Hey girl, are you China? Because I have some area you can illegally occupy.  China and India are currently engaged in a…

10 Tips for a Spectacular Trek to Triund, Himachal Pradesh

Why: Triund is a beautiful mountain-top area in Himachal Pradesh, accessible by a 6 kilometre up-hill trek from McLeod Ganj. The night-sky is inexplicably vivid and the stars and moon will never be the same for you again. How to get there: Bus from Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi. Costs Rs 600 – 1700 Flight…

Dye Another Day: My 5-Year Hair Colour Journey (and more to come!)

Combine the infinite resources on the internet and plenty of foolhardiness – and your head can become the embodiment of Joseph’s coat of many colours. To everyone out there who’s terrified of colouring your hair, here’s the journey of someone who’s had the entire colour spectrum on their hair and isn’t bald now. (Yet) Streaking…

Small City, Big Heart

I miss the way the coconut trees sway in the wind the fronds bending over in the sea breeze I miss the humid air The air feels like its reaching out to me when I spin around I miss the drawl when people speak the way they cock their heads to one side pleasant smiles…

The MRTS Saga: The Story behind a News Story

A story of how we tried to cut through the red tape (and failed hilariously) for a news report as naive journalism students. Why We Needed to do the Story: It was the Reporting module week in my first term at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. We were told to come up with…

How Pokemon Go took over India

Overheard at a park: “Yahaan pe Pokemon hain kya?” (Is there any Pokemon here?) Who would’ve thought a VIDEO GAME would get India’s youth out of their homes and onto the streets. “My brother and I once went all around Delhi from 9 in the morning till 11 at night playing Pokemon Go. We only…