Finding myself wide awake at 3 AM on Valentine’s Day, I sat down to make a little story for my daughter. About a dog. And about love. Two of her favourite things.
The history of Indian rock music is a largely untold one. This is a subculture that has been mostly ignored by the mainstream media though, it emerges, its antiquity in India dates back to the early 1960s
It’s Mush Week. And Arathi Menon’s story this week was about two Trumpeter Swans that discover midway through the monotonous motions of a marriage that theirs isn’t exactly a match made in heaven (or Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky permitting).
Noodle the African Grey Parrot’s vocabulary of 728 words far outweighed what most rap stars these days are capable of uttering in a Grammy acceptance speech. Talking of which, that’s the story. Read on.
Our Twitter chat #TravelIST hashed about “Travelling Solo” last Thursday. The hashtag #TravelIST was trending on Twitter on the night of January 30. In its third week, the chat had clearly become very popular. We had a record number of guests tweeting in. We also had with us special guest Jay Kannaiyan (@JamminGlobal), whose project Jammin Thru the Global South took him solo on a motorbike across 32 countries. Enjoy this archive
What’s so funny, you ask? No idea. Ask this horse I met near Fahlensee, Appenzell, Switzerland. A fine way to celebrate the year of the horse!
I came upon this striking mare in Thanjavur on a hot August afternoon. As I prepared to photograph it, a bike shot into the frame, making for an extremely intriguing contrast in many ways — a horse of flesh making way for a horse of steel.
Manto the mantis led a life of pious non-vegetarianism until he was informed of the true spelling of his name. Then, besmirched like one enlightened about the true meaning of life, he went into a shell of gloom and, for want of better advice, became a vegetarian. What he should have done was go to Notary Shri Shreedharakantharamaswamy Rao and put off one affidavit for name-change and published it for the entertainment of those who have nothing better to do but read the classified pages in this golden age of Craigslist. Alas. But no more spoilers. Read the story.
Does Bangalore take pride in its heritage buildings? I think not. I heard someone refer to the Infosys corporate office in Electronics City as a “heritage building”. Really? Something that dates back to the 1980s? By that logic, I’m a walking monument. A veritable mausoleum unto myself.
Thanks for making the second Twitter travel chat #TravelIST a smash hit! Our topic was Beyond Hotels. #TravelIST is hosted by @Living_Escaping and @bijoyv. Follow us to ensure you are reminded for the next #TravelIST chat on Thursday, January 30. Next week’s topics will be announced at our Travelogx listings page and this blog.