Does the Ban on Plastic Work in India?

Plastic thought to be a major toxic pollutant and non-biodegradable substance, has been banned from use, sale or storage by the Delhi government. The penalty if anyone is caught using poly­thene of any kind or thickness will face a fine up to Rs 100,000 or jailed for up to five years. This seems to be a positive move to salvage the environment and avoid clogging of drains and plastic debris scatte... »

Rekindling Patriotism at India Gate

A visit to Delhi is incomplete without seeing the most famous and symbolic monuments of India – The India Gate. This time when I went to Delhi, I got some time to visit this war memorial. Situated on Rajpath right opposite Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official residence of the President of India), it was built in honour of the 90,000 soldiers who died in various wars. It has a very patriotic feel... »

Goodbye Blue Skies

June 22nd – The journey back The next morning we woke up, Bhavika usually begins to give me a tough time when its time to leave, I always seem to look at the brighter side. We balance out like that, though its tough at times. Chai and Parle G again and we set of on our 13 km trek down back to Govindghat to catch a bus to Joshimath. The last bus leaves Govindghat around 4.30 pm so we would ha... »

The Valley of Gods

The journey begins…Mumbai to Delhi We started off our journey to the mountains on June 14th. I picked up Bhavika from Andheri station to go to the domestic airport as we decided to save some time and fly to New Delhi on Go Air, instead of taking a train. We booked our tickets on Make my trip, the online portal, however, we didn’t quite liked their service. Firstly the e-tickets weren&#... »

A Punjabi Wedding in Delhi

Since I quit my job at Express a month back, I got a much-needed break before I joined the new organization. Well, you must have read about our enthralling trip to Goa, Gokarna and Hampi, following which I had to visit Delhi for a friend’s wedding. I was really excited at the prospect of meeting my entire college group and visiting a new city. I have been to Delhi a few times when I was a kid, had... »