India Lacks Sports Culture not Spirit

I have always been a fan of sports, especially cricket. While sportsmen feel the adrenaline rush of performing within an arena, we as spectators and fans couldn’t relate to the thrill any less. From gully cricket to Olympics, sportsmanship can be witnessed from a very basic, to larger than life level among one and all.… Continue reading India Lacks Sports Culture not Spirit

Is it time for India to think beyond CBSE?

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the schooling system in India? For me, it’s the NCERT books and the CBSE, for sure. I’ve talked about NCERT books in a blog sometime back. Today, I’ll be sharing my views on the CBSE and how things are changing in India’s… Continue reading Is it time for India to think beyond CBSE?

My Travel list for 2017

2016 saw a boom in the tourism industry. With travel slowly becoming a lifestyle statement, more and more Indians are becoming evolved travellers. From backpacking to luxury travel, travelling has been the top holiday plan for both individuals and families. And why not! India currently ranks 18th in the global travel budget rankings. Keeping up… Continue reading My Travel list for 2017

Five Habits of a Book Reader

Hello readers! Hope you’re doing great and reading some awesome books! Though the title throws some light about the blog post, I’d be more than happy to tell you the reason for such a post. BBI Facebook is now a five lakh people community and BBI Twitter is about to hit the 5000 mark. So,… Continue reading Five Habits of a Book Reader

30 Things Books Taught Us

Different books, different stories, different perspectives and different learnings. But one thing is for sure, every book teaches us something special. Following the same line, last month Buy Books India did an amazing campaign that went with the theme ’30 Things Books Taught Us’. And as I read all the reasons it mentioned, I thought… Continue reading 30 Things Books Taught Us

Apple makes it big!

  #AppleLive was the talk of the town a few days back. We all were excited for the big launch but there were some set of apprehensions too. The launch was big, the social media was abuzz and the Apple fans were excited as always. Well, that was obvious indeed, given the fact that after… Continue reading Apple makes it big!

Five Must Watch Movies of Robin Williams

Five Grammys, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmys and an Oscar – that pretty much tells us everything about the actor that Robin Williams was. A career span over five decades made him a household name but how all of us connect with him is through our childhood. He was a teacher in disguise who… Continue reading Five Must Watch Movies of Robin Williams

Five Positive Thoughts To Keep You Going

‘Be Positive‘…That’s what we hear all the time but it is easier said than done! To strike negativity, one must embrace positivity. And that’s what I’ve rooted for here. They say that ‘change is the only constant’… As per me, that change should always be progressive. And to attain that progressive change, what we need is the positivity to sustain us. So,… Continue reading Five Positive Thoughts To Keep You Going

FIFA Fever On The Go

The world is high on football fever. And why it wouldn’t be! It’s the most anticipated season…it’s the FIFA World Cup season. The whole of West is under the frenzy which is quite contagious. India being a cricket-obsessed country rarely notices anything other than its favorite sport, but football definitely is an exceptional case. While it’s a bit hard to follow each and… Continue reading FIFA Fever On The Go

The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru

The Accidental Prime Minister – The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh: Recently released Sanjaya Baru’s book has indeed given us a food for thought. For the ones who don’t know the story, here’s a little synopsis – Sanjaya Baru is an Indian Policy Analyst who was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor in UPA-1.… Continue reading The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru

Election 2014: Advertising at its peak

I recently came across this article saying that this year’s election had cost India almost $5 billion. This money is next to the price tag for 2012 U.S. Presidential election which ends up making it the costliest election ever in India. With this, India has surely entered into the sophisticated campaigning zone that mostly developed… Continue reading Election 2014: Advertising at its peak

Backpacking in India

I love travelling. And , with time, my love for travelling has only increased. So, lately I got hold of a social profile called Zostel that made me think about backpacking culture in India. For those who are alien to the concept of backpacking, here’s a basic definition- Backpacking is a form of low-cost travelling in… Continue reading Backpacking in India

Freedom Of Speech At Risk

Freedom of speech… as we know is the fundamental right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas. And in a country like India, freedom of speech represents the democratic framework. Well, this is what we have known. As subject to the recent tussle in the freedom of speech, it seems that India is one of the most… Continue reading Freedom Of Speech At Risk

Super Bowl In India

The Super Bowl as we all know is that ‘Big Game’ that every American waits for each year. I am sure you would have heard enough buzz around the game last month. As a matter of fact, this game was started as a part of merger agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and the… Continue reading Super Bowl In India

Four Things We Don’t Want in 2014

2014 is finally here! And with it, the resolution making season is also back. New plans and new resolutions, like every single year. Many resolutions die in their infancy while a few are achieved. Apart from the usual planning, the new year also marks that we should avoid certain unpleasant things from the past year.… Continue reading Four Things We Don’t Want in 2014

Five Resolutions that I Plan to Keep This Year

Every year calls for a fresh start. I think many a people believe in this line big time. Well, so do I. And hence after my three successive New Year special posts, here’s one AGAIN on the New Year’s much hyped thingy called ‘Resolutions’. Everybody is keen to make one only to forgo it later.… Continue reading Five Resolutions that I Plan to Keep This Year

2013 in Flashback

The year 2013 is finally going to bid us goodbye. But like every year, I’m sure this year too will be leaving us with many sweet memories that we are going to cherish every day. Personally, for me it has been an exciting year. And as I look back and run a flashback, I can… Continue reading 2013 in Flashback

RIP Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela… a name that invokes a feeling of nothing else but respect. What Mahatma Gandhi was to us, Nelson Mandela was to the South Africans… a ‘Mahatma’ who gave his entire life to the cause of anti-apartheid. Some remember him as the President of South Africa, some as the democratic socialist and some like… Continue reading RIP Nelson Mandela

Post Frankfurt… Another Stint in UAE

They say ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Well, who am I to disagree? So, after a grand event like Frankfurt Book Fair, a small vacation was at #1 spot on my to-do list. And for this vacation, I decided to take a trip to United Arab Emirates. Mostly I visit… Continue reading Post Frankfurt… Another Stint in UAE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October as you all know is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ aka ‘Pink Month’. Internet is buzzing with everything ‘pink’. People can be seen walking down the roads sporting pink ribbon or pink tee-shirts… all to support the Pink Month campaign. But what needs to be communicated is to push people to go beyond pink… and… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month