Bollywood, Experience, Film Critic, Film Review, New Release

Raazi, the best kept secret of 2018

Two women have given 2018 its best movie of the year. Meghna Gulzar deftly directs the most cute looking and girl-woman Aalia Bhatt,  in the role of an Indian spy in Pakistan, a true story leading up to the Indo-Pakistan War of '71. That this chota packet can act, like Wow! has been proven over… Continue reading Raazi, the best kept secret of 2018

Across Seven Seas, Experience, Japan, People, Places, Travel

Tokyo – Land of Extremes and Eccentricities – Part 2

While the troika of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Tokyo will make sure that your days in Tokyo city are packed with Must- Sees and Must-Dos, it’s the eccentricities that this city is teeming with that will make this trip unforgettable. The Japanese truly have a weird way of dealing with their boredom. They take specialty outings to a different level…

Animal love, Experience, Japan, People, Places, Travel

Hachiko, a Dog’s Tale

Hachiko is not some imaginary or abstract symbol. He was a real dog. The story of Hachiko is so beautiful and emotional, it will melt any heart and bring tears to the eyes.

Across Seven Seas, Experience, Japan, People, Places, Travel

Welcome to Japan: What to expect, what not…

Travel easy, travel hard.... Set your expectations right and your to-do list in order before you step out of the airport. Then, just sit back and soak in the rich experiences Japan-in-waiting has to offer you....

Adventure, Experience, People, Places, Travel, Travel India

Chadar Trek 2017 – An escape story

It’s January. And Chadar trek pics are all over the internet again. The pics are teasing my memory. Of course, I cannot go again this year. So here I am doing the next best thing... reminiscing about the most thrilling, adventurous and brave trip of my life. Chadar trek 2017! What is this Chadar Trek?… Continue reading Chadar Trek 2017 – An escape story

Across Seven Seas, Experience, Japan, Places, Travel

In Japan, Poop Like a King!

Disclaimer: Reader discretion recommended. 'Coz I am gonna talk crap. I know this is a long awaited post. It’s not going to be a long one, though. I promise. I mean, for how long can I keep up with talking crap 🙂 I had heard excited tales about the Japanese toilets from a friend who… Continue reading In Japan, Poop Like a King!

Across Seven Seas, Experience, People, Places, Travel, Uncategorized

Unscrambling the Japanese

I had begun my post on Japan by saying there are two sets of reasons I want to give for visiting the country, one dwelled on before my travel, and the other would be the compelling reasons I returned with. I have already explained why I chose Japan in my previous post. Now here’s why… Continue reading Unscrambling the Japanese

Adventure, Experience, Jungle Tales, Places, Travel, Travel India, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Counting Tigers. Well, Not Quite…

In Feb, this year, I was visiting my favourite tiger reserve, the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) for the fifth time. And like always, we got chatting with the locals, the dhaba owners, the homestay owner... just about anybody who could tell us a new tale or two about the magnificient striped beast. Taken in… Continue reading Counting Tigers. Well, Not Quite…