Goa | Summertime

Made a short weekend trip to Goa in the month of May. It’s been long long long overdue for uploading these photos. *monkey hiding eyes emoticon* hehe. Oh well, here it is! 🙂

Had fun filming with my GoPro, which was rented from EazyLeazy.

Bye bye Mumbai!

Air Vistara is pretty good. 🙂

Oh beautiful Mumbai…

Hello Airbnb Goa…

When it’s hot outside…

Cafe de Goa

House of Lloyds

SinQ

Much needed pool time! 😛

Cafe Artjuna

Jazz Corner

Candolim

St. Anthony’s

Thalasa Goa

I could just sit here all day…

Twilight

Hello Wolfy!

Aditya cooked breakfast for all of us! 😀

Eggs and Guinness! The perfect breakfast. ❤

And then the trip ended…

Back home.

Christmas Movie List

On the first day of christmas my true love gave to me… a list of movies to watch! 😀

Christmas is absoluty the best season ever! All the shops are lit up, Christmas themed shop windows, Christmas songs, yada, yada. So, I have decided to watch one christmas movie until Christmas. Ok, some of them are not Christmas movies but I don’t really know other ones. It’s not in any particular order but I have downloaded some good old classic Christmas movies to watch.

Here’s the list:
A Christmas Carol
Authur Christmas
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Home Alone 5
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Love Actually
Miracle On 34th Street
The Holiday
The Polar Express
The Santa Clause 1
The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 3
While You Were Sleeping
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Elf
Meet Me In St. Louis
Edward Scissorhands
Fred Claus
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday
Two Weeks Notice
Penelope

If you know any other Christmas movie, comment below. 😛

Study Tour to Canada

Hey guys!
(warning! It’s going to be a long post)
It’s been about 10 months since I went on my Study Tour to Canada and I thought I’d share some pictures with you.
Some of them are mine and some of them are clicked by Shreyas, a college mate of mine. As I didn’t take my DSLR with me, I didn’t click a lot of pictures. I did click a few from my digital camera and iPhone. Planned to vlog my trip but it didn’t end up happening. So with what I captured, I made a little video.

The trip started by leaving from Mumbai to Calgary. Calgary is one of the big towns of Alberta, Canada. It’s more of an industrial/financial city. We spent 2 days there. While we were there, we visited Banff, which is a small town inside the National Park. It’s known for the winter sports and the hot spring. We did not see a lot of places in Calgary but it was definitely a very pretty place. After that we left for Edmonton, which is the capital of Alberta province. Over there we first visited MacEwan university. Took a tour around the university, attended some classes and visited some companies. We also went to West Edmonton Mall, which is North Americas biggest mall. One of my favourite part of the trip, obviously! Hehe 😛

Flying over London.

Heathrow Terminal 2.

View from Delta Bow Hotel, Downtown Calgary.

Out in the town! 😀

Some graffit in downtown!

Downtown in the night.

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Bow lake.

Lake Louise.

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Hot water spring, Banff.

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Banff town.

Banff hotel and Vintage Car Show.

Banff hotel and Vintage Car Show.

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Bow river.

China town, downtown Calgary.

China town, downtown Calgary.

Downtown Calgary

Recycling center.

Edmonton, Canada.

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ATB Financial.

ATB Financial.

The Business Link.

The Business Link.

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Inside Alberta Legislature Building.

Inside Alberta Legislature Building.

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Alberta Legislature Building.

Alberta Legislature Building.

West Edmonton Mall.

West Edmonton Mall.

Ice Rink inside West Edmonton Mall.

Ice Rink inside West Edmonton Mall.

Downtown Edmonton.

Downtown Edmonton.

I do have other pictures from the trip on my Instagram, make sure to check that out!

That was our whole trip. We took a flight back from Edmonton to Mumbai with a stop in between in London. It was really a very nice trip. I miss Canada even today. Hope to go back there sometime soon. 🙂

Colour Wheel

Guess who’s in todays paper! 🙂
A little Orange Blaze.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is one of Mumbai’s well-known events which happens every year in February. It is on for about a week where they focus on Art, Dance, Music, Literature, Cinema, Theatre and much more. You can attend different workshops, plays and watch movies all for free. The main attraction in this fest is the installations and stalls. I absolutely love this fest and have been attending this event for the past four years! But sad to say that the energy and quality of the fest has slowly gone down.

I remember going for this fest in the first year of college with my friends. They had so many installations and workshops. I spent my whole week at the fest. I didn’t miss even one day. Every 10ft there would be an installation. They had a variety of stalls to spend your money on. The dance and theatre performances where fun to watch. But this year I was so disappointed. There were hardly any installations. The stalls were not unique and there was nothing authentic about them. I know Chumbak and Tantra have become big and you get them all over the country. There’s nothing new about them any more. We already get their products in stores and online, why give them a stall? I think they should have brought some new names, something we haven’t seen yet. There were about five T-shirt stalls that I can remember of, how many T-shirts do you want me to buy? Give space to new brands, there are stalls which I’ve been seeing again and again for the past 4 years!

Now coming to installations.. Man! Where should I start from? There were hardly any. The best ones are always put in the beginning. But then again there weren’t as impressive. I didn’t look at it and go ‘Wow, now that is some Art!’ The Ambassador Car comes every year with different colourful designs on it. I wonder if they use the same car every time? Oh this year there were three cars! The other installations were good but some of them were boring. There was this huge bottle tower thing and we could walk inside it. Maybe they have a good concept behind it but it kind of looked tacky. Chumbak had a huge bobble head right in front of their stall which was like a marketing move. The bull and the horse which is made of metal objects had a place right at the end this year. That was another repeat from last couple of years. Then there was this painting/banner of some sort which looked like a child’s drawing, didn’t really get that.

Some things from the last few years were not seen like the tightrope walker, Kacchi Ghodi, people walking down the street with painted faces and costumes.

Clicked some pictures, take a look!

The only installation I liked this year. ‘Kya Popat Banaya’

If you had gone last year or the year before that, you must have seen a lot of media people and people with DSLRs roaming around. This year I hardly saw any. Even my friends didn’t go and the ones who went were as disappointed as I was. Some of the installations were vandalised. People were posing with them and touching and holding onto the installations when theres a sign saying ‘Do not touch.’ One was trying to pull out a bottle out of the bottle tower to see if the whole thing would come down. Such an unruly mob! Maybe next time they should put a fence around the installations.

The whole thing wasn’t all that bad, dance, music and theatre were pretty good. They brought some good artists. Went for this one play called ‘Postcards from Bardoli’ it was directed and acted by Jaimini Pathak and Amol Parashar. Amazing story and acting. Guess they kept the standard up somewhere. 😛

Anuradha Pal.

All in all I had the feeling the whole fest was profit oriented where they brought in the same people year after year. Didn’t really feel there was anything new. It might be something exciting for someone who hasn’t seen a fest like this or for someone from another city, but for someone with interest in art it was not up to the mark.
I hope it gets better next year.

PS – This is MY opinion. It’s cool if you didn’t feel this way. 🙂

Chennai time!!

Where have I been this whole week?
Chennai baby!!

Got super bored in Mumbai so went to Chennai for a week. Why Chennai? Because I love the food there!! South Indian Non-Veg food is the best food I’ve ever had. Yummaayy!!!  My hotel room was lovely. The hotel had a rooftop swimming pool and spa which overlooked the city. I spent my week by going to sightseeing spots and enjoying South Indian food. And of course I shopped! 😀 I regret not taking my DSLR, I could have clicked some really nice pictures.

Chennai has changed a lot in the couple of years. The last time I went there, they weren’t that many malls and brands around. This time there were some new malls and a lot of brands. That is so good! The airport has also changed. It’s completely redesigned. It is almost like the Mumbai airport. The Metro is still on work. I think once that’s done, Chennai will be a lot better. Compared to Mumbai roads, Chennai roads are so clean! Traffic is just the same though. One thing you will not like about Chennai is its heat. It is really hot. It’s always very hot. I think the worst time to go there is between March-May. The heat will literally kill you. But I really enjoyed this trip. 🙂

Oh and if you ever go to Chennai, you have to try Chettinad food. That’s the whole reason why I went to Chennai in the first place. Haha!

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen some of these pictures already. Here are some pictures I clicked from my Android.

Click HERE to see!!

Weather Report.

Hello everyone!!
How are you doing?

The past one month has been pretty good actually. Well, it started off with me being a little sick but it got better. Thats why I haven’t been posting. Been meeting my friends, going out for lunches and some shopping. The month was filled with ironic moments and emotions.

If you follow me on Instagram then you must know that I got a cute lil haircut. Jean Claude Biguine hairstylists are just really very good. They always give me the right kind of haircut which will suit my face. I didn’t go too short because I’ve always had short hair and I really want to grow it now. My hairstyle was inspired by Lauren Conrad.

Visited the Comedy Store to watch Daniel Fernandes, Aditi Mittal and Tanmay Bhatt do some comedy! It was one of the best comedy shows I’ve been to. Hilarious!
Also, I met the author of Shantaram! My friends and I went to the Nehru Center Art Gallery to meet Gregory David Roberts.

\ He was accompanied by Rahul Boss. Gregory was really inspiring. I had to get his autograph. His signature is very interesting and weird, right? Haha! That was followed by a wonderful laughter packed comedy show by Rohan Joshi. Brilliant stuff! Laughed out loud hearing Townie and Religious jokes. Like, how many crack jokes on Religion, eh?

Those are some interesting things this past month. The weather has been cloudy with a lil sunshine.
Tell me what you did. 🙂