Eye see the picture

When I took this picture on the banks of the Teesta river just as we entered India’s Sikkim state from West Bengal, it was just meant as another photograph – one of a few hundred I took during our week-long holiday in the mountains. But, later, after downloading and looking at it on the big…

Aamchi Mumbai!

To me, India’s commercial capital MumbaiĀ  being named globally the “second most honest city” by Readers Digest has come as no surprise. In fact, I feel it should have been on the top. While the world might think the abject poverty in India and rampant lawlessness would make people there dishonest; in Mumbai, and several…

Taxi Dear Me

Listening to a BBC report on the Korean Peninsula tensions recently, I was quite amused when I head life was as usual in the Southern capital, Seoul. In fact, the presenter said shopkeepers were as friendly as ever and the taxi drivers were still rude as they always were and trying to fleece customers. Everything…