Hyderabad Coffeetable Book

A Coffee-table Book on Hyderabad written in 2012 by myself. Over 4,000 words written for the book, it was...

Work From Home

Being a writer, isolation is second nature to me. Writers are known to living in a dreamy world they’ve...

Spiritual Bali

Traveling is all about new learning, discoveries and experiences. Memories we create are the stories we would keep reciting...

Katra Sattvik Food

To understand the food of Katra, one must understand the concept of Sattvik. We all know that Sattvik is...

Watch it, Bai.

She sat hunched on her knees, eyes bereft of remorse yet welled up, occasional hiccups bringing a kind of...
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Hyderabad Coffeetable Book
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Work From Home
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Spiritual Bali
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Katra Sattvik Food
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Watch it, Bai.
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Brij Coffeetable Book

The solemn air still carries the sweet music that came from Lord Krishna’s flute, the chirping of birds is resonant of hymns from Sama Veda, the sand on the blissful ground bear the hues of love and peace, the meditating groves are abloom with spirituality, while reverent water bodies are brimming with nectar and lotuses. Truly, this could only be Lord Krishna’s abode.

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Photostory: A Prayer

The only refuge for her was praying to the Almighty. She knew if nothing would work, at least her prayers would. Someone will answer her prayers someday. There must be a guiding light, a voice that will tell her that what she’s seeking is just around the corner. That hardship is over, happiness & contentment will be a way of life.

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Telangana Coffeetable Book

This coffee-table book is the first book on the newly formed state Telangana (India). It was unveiled by Telangana’s Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in 2017, and the first copy was presented to Late President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The book was later also gifted to Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi by Pranab Mukherjee. I have written all of the content for the book, that explores all the cultural places of Telangana.

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Press Release: Cali-Poke

Getting perky in the backdrop of quirky. That’s what defines CALI-POKE’s stylish entry in to the Radisson RED Technology Park Silicon Oasis. Waltz into the hyper-social, uber-cool hotel and head straight to the food truck at their lobby with the most sumptuous signage that says CALI-POKE, surely getting the eyeballs and drools, and some hoots too!

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Press Release: Ascots & Chapel Heritage Redefined

Wearing a three-piece suit is a classic style that never goes out of trend ever, projecting classic refinement and sophisticated panache. However, there is a paradigm shift in the way gentlemen are dressing up in today’s times. Comfort takes precedence over flair while a bit of unconventional composition in the wardrobe is making the modern man creative and progressive.

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Artists

It’s sacrilege to call ourselves designers or writers. We are artists. There’s a larger role of artists in the society than a mere creative expression of their craft.

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Radio Spots

Writing Radio Scripts gives me a high, because it’s a narrative and conversational, unlike writing for ads where it’s static. Narratives also bring out regional or native lingo, expressions and phrases, which is fun to work on, as it is insightful of how people speak, react or express.

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Masala Oats Recipe

The staple of North & West Indian breakfast is Dalia (Bulgar porridge). And a healthier version of it is Oats Dalia, also called Masala Oats. The cooking is pretty simple, the only thing that takes time here is the chopping of veggies.

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Khichdi Recipe

Khichdi is part of India’s history. Even Mughals loved the Khichdi before bestowing us with the recipe of their Biryani. The British cloned Khichdi to suit their tastebuds with Kedgeree, and Egyptians too have a similar dish called Koshari. Since it’s a single pot dish wherein people add in anything they love – a variety of vegetables. That’s why it’s known as a Mess/Potpourri in colloquial terms.

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Verses

Peeta Hoon To

In those days of joyous abandon, the craft was not the focus, but the feelings were. Poetry to me is about moments, it should evoke feelings and memories. And this poetry sums up that.

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Seviyan

Seviyan is most popular as a celebratory dessert. For Muslims it marks Eid-al-Fitr, for Hindus it’s served on occasions like Rakshabandhan and after Karwa Chauth.

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Arabic Chicken Curry
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Arabic Chicken Curry

Though every Gulf country has a specific style of cooking their curry, this curry is quite generic and would be like an introduction to the region. What is differentiating from Indian curries is the use of vegetables, so it becomes more like stew. And the use of lemons too.

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Egg Kabab
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Egg Kabab

I am always fascinated with the preparations that could be done to eggs. It’s the most versatile dish after all. Though majorly used for breakfast, there are so many recipes that go well into supper.

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Dushmani to hai

This video was made during World Cup 2015, especially for the India-Pakistan match, the biggest match of the ICC World Cup. We were brainstorming on the thought when I went silent. When an idea comes to my mind, I become oblivious to the crowd or the chatter and start penning my thoughts, as if I am sitting alone.

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Spiritual Bali

Traveling is all about new learning, discoveries and experiences. Memories we create are the stories we would keep reciting all our life with equal enthusiasm and a bit of exaggeration. We get to understand cultures, sample foreign food, hear the cacophony that defines the cities, get a whiff of underlying smells in each nook, do things out of our comfort zone, commute by means which we only saw on postcards, meet people and hear their extraordinary stories…there is so much that our five senses go through. Bali is one of those unique destinations that can leave a transcendental imprint on your life.

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Katra Sattvik Food

To understand the food of Katra, one must understand the concept of Sattvik. We all know that Sattvik is pure vegetarian food, just as is Vaishnav food. But there is more to Sattvik than just the pleasant sounding name. It stems from Ayurdeva

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Art Dubai

Once a desert enclave, Dubai has today transformed into an oasis of arts. The glitzy skyline and swanky malls may feature in picture-perfect postcards, but it takes more than a canvas to reflect the art scene is Dubai.

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Vienna

Reaching Vienna (called Wien), it is advisable to peek out of the aircraft window, in fact there should be an announcement “Please look out, heaven below”. Simply because the sight is surreal. Swathes of green fields dotted with solar windmills look like an idyll world. The slow whirring of the windmills is symbolic of Viennese life, which you would realise later as you absorb the city.

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Croque Madame

This week’s exploit was Croque Madame. A French Ham Sandwich essentially, popularly known as Croque Monsieur, but when you add in a fried egg, it becomes Croque Madame. While the sound of it may seem easy to cook, after all what’s the big deal in a ham sandwich, but then, it’s French. Nothing is as easy as it sounds, not even the names!

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