Saturday, May 28, 2016

Preparing for the Wimbledon #PlayItFair #SollySportCentreCourt

Update: This was the second post in the Allen Solly #PlayItFair Win a Trip to Wimbledon 2016 Contest which I later won.

Wimbledon has been on my mind since the last few weeks and entering the final round of the Blog it Ace it #PlayItFair contest, had me thinking about it even more. How would it be if I am indeed headed to London to witness the Wimbledon at the #SollySportCentreCourt live this year?

Once the packing is done (and my travel bag is already packed for Wimbledon, check here), the journey would commence and I would keep looking out of the plane window probably wondering ‘Are international clouds the same as those found in India? Do clouds play it fair or have boundaries?’


Friday, May 20, 2016

The all-too-same yet so-different April trip to Delhi

It was 4.30 AM and I sat in the lounge of the Domestic Airport in Delhi, having a chocolate filled donut, waiting for my early morning  Indigo Airlines  flight to Mumbai. This was at the end of a long weekend in early April. It had been a very short trip.

74 hours ago, at 2 AM, as the taxi made its way out of the domestic airport to the Gurgaon expressway, the all too familiar broad road and the parallel rows of streetlights along Mahipalpur came into view. A big grin spread across my face. Being back in Delhi after 7 months- it had a very good and nostalgic feeling to it. I was happy. I had missed seeing this familiar sight for too long.

A short trip and a lot had to be done in the short time. A lot of places to visit, a lot of important people to be seen.

Friday, May 06, 2016

My Travel Bag for Wimbledon 2016 #AllenSolly #SollySportCentreCourt #PlayItFair

Update: This was the first post in the Allen Solly #PlayItFair Win a Trip to Wimbledon 2016 Contest which I later won.

Getting to witness Wimbledon, the biggest and the most historic of all tennis tournaments, LIVE from the centre court is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s not just a historic tournament, but a royal one at that. What watching a match at the Lords is for cricket fans, witnessing Wimbledon is the same, if not a bigger moment, to a tennis lover. While travelling from India, it is imperative to carry the most important things in one’s travel bag to have a grand experience of the event.

Here I list down some of the most important things I would carry in my travel bag, if I head to the Wimbledon #SollySportCentreCourt :

1. Wimbledon is held in one of the farther suburbs of London usually between the last week of June to the second week of July. Considering that the temperature in the hottest month of July in London ranges between 12 to 25 degrees, with unpredictable rains and winds, it is definitely going to be cold for the acquainted-to-hot-and-humid-climate Indians. And so, you need to be ready with some winter wear (jacket, hoodie and a muffler may be?) for the just-in-case situation. Of course, I would keep some tshirts and shorts handy too. #PlayItFair

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Case of the Unauthorised Use of my 'Gola' Photo

Take a look at the photo below and if you know me, there is no way you won’t be intrigued to read the complete story.


The Discovery

Early in April, I got a surprise text from a friend asking ‘Tune modelling bhi start ki hai kya?’ (Are you trying ‘modelling’ as a career as well?) I laughed it off, wondering why he would ask me such an out-of-the-blue question. And then he said ‘Oh I thought this is you’ and sent me these photos.

Picture courtesy: Arpit Shah, the friend who brought the whole issue to my notice

I just stared at the photo in disbelief and had absolutely no clue what to say or think. He then went on to tell me that his cousin spotted this at a shop in Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali (W), here in Mumbai.

I couldn’t understand if I should be happy (for the unexpected ‘fame’) or angry (for unauthorised use of my photo).

I posted the discovery on facebook and got mixed reactions from people, but all with a similar thought- ‘Get compensation’, ‘File a case’, ‘Ask him for a lifetime supply of free golas’, and so on.

I decided to go to the store and find out the whole story before taking any steps.

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