Category Archives: People

On families


If there is any one movie that I believe best captures the essence of what families really stand for then it has got to be Little Miss Sunshine. A teen-age son on a vow of silence as a follower of … Continue reading

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Qing Ming festival


This month is the Qing Ming festival, translated as ‘Clear and Bright’ and also known as ‘All Souls Day’ or ‘Tomb Sweeping Day’. It is the time when Chinese families go to cemeteries to clean the graves of their dear … Continue reading

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Juley (Kashmir series #2)


Throughout our travel in the little towns and villages of Ladakh, we heard people greet each other with a very happy and loud “Juley” (ju-lay). It is a form of greeting that makes dear friends out of complete strangers and … Continue reading

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A mere graffiti…


I can’t make up my mind whether it is his boy-next-door looks or his obvious wild streak that makes me want to know Oliver Fricker better. A swiss national, an ordinary software consultant until he decided to create a beautiful graffiti … Continue reading

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Discovering people


How many people do you think you will meet in a lifetime?  Say, at least one new person everyday? As an example, the taxi-driver, who made conversation with you on your way to work, counts as one too. At my … Continue reading

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