12 years ago in Kolkata. At the time still much referred to as Calcutta. Now less so.
As you may know, I set up The Gyanada Foundation last year. We’ve spent the past year building the organisation and learning as much as we can.
At 18 I certainly believed I knew everything. I did not know just how much it’d hurt this boy’s heart if I told him the inevitable: that I was in love with...
As a wee child in Varanasi before I threw away my backpacker wardrobe.
A note from New Delhi
Here I start a series of my best answers on Quora, starting with this one. It still has the highest numbers of upvotes!
I don’t have to tell you what happened in Mumbai. You already know it. I wasn’t there that day, and although I may at some point in the future, I have never...
Reposting stuff I like from the archives. This is from 2007.
Reposting stuff from the past. This one’s from 2007.
Reposting stuff I like from my archives. This is from 2006.
Whether it’s a long-haul transatlantic flight or a regional short hop, or even just a trip out on a local bus, the process of meeting and eventually talking to strangers, can lead...