Ishi Khan- I’mMigrant

Show 3 I was intrigued to see this show after reading the title “I’mMigrant” and the description “… Ishi explores migration & identity. As stories of the migration crisis, Brexit & the Windrush scandal dominated the news, Ishi wonders where she fits in….” I invited a friend to join me to end my week’s self-imprisonment…

Men with Coconuts

Show 2 This was a part of my student ambassador job where I assisted a group of students from China on a Cultural Program at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Campus) on a 14/12/10/6-week Pre-sessional English course. Since past 3 years, coming to the end of this cultural program begins the Fringe and it’s the best time…

Vir Das: Loved

Show 1 Vir Das- a name well known to the Indian audience or anyone well versed with the Bollywood world. My friend invited me to watch Loved and I didn’t even have to think twice. It was Vir Das, an actor whose unique acting skills were etched in my head since I had seen him…

A letter to You

One of my best friends asked me, ‘how is it that you’ve been so strong?’ Like many great humans in the past may have already said this my reply to it is, ‘when you love someone with every ounce of your heart & you lose them at hands of death not once but twice. Since…

Breaking Point?

What prompts you to wake up in the middle of the night could be thirst, the sound of thunder and the sight of lightening or all of it. What keeps you up at nights or prompts you to wake up in the middle of nights could also be either love, betrayal, heartbreak, memories of the…

Edinburgh in Sunny Summer

Visiting Edinburgh in Summer? Awesome! Warning: Scotland’s weather is super unpredictable! Must have for the trip: An umbrella/poncho raincoat, smartphone (you won’t need a fancy camera if you have a good smartphone), selfie stick for solo travellers (else you can buy a cheap one in stores like Primark), a good pair of walking shoes. An…

Mirror Mirror…

#3YearsAgo I had my life’s funniest experience: At school there was this new girl; tall, skinny yet sexy. Let’s call her Sara. We went to a 3 day camp to a place called Hatu nearby Shimla. It was an ‘only girls’ trip. This trip is one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s an awesome…

That Early Morning Earthquake.

One of the best memories: It happened in one of those peak summer days in Patiala when people are endangered by the hot loo blowing at noon and the burning surfaces of roads/streets/terraces. One can never walk bare foot on terrace of their house. Even the stray animals kept resting under shades of trees until…

Everyday had been Mother’s Day

Born in a Hindu family, a point came in my mother’s life when she fell in love with the Sikh religion. In her words ,”I had read many holy books, every good quote that came in my time’s newspaper but nothing satisfied my thirst for peace. Then when the first time I read the Guru…