Why are humans so different from animals? Is it because we are explorers?

Have you ever wondered what makes several million species of birds, insects and mammals behave so differently from humans in that they never venture out of their known habitat to just check out what’s happening over the mountain or across the ocean? This in no way insinuates the notion that animals aren’t mobile enough or…

Enjoying the rains in Lonavala

It always rains in Lonavala, so if you don’t like getting wet just sit in your car and watch the rain trickle down your car window It has started raining in Pune. Along with temperatures dropping, so are people’s tempers and stress levels I imagine. Very soon I will have to find another form of…

’13 Reasons Why’ and why suicide isn’t the cure

Brian Yorkey’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ on Netflix is what I would say is a necessary backdrop and my motivation to piece together a recent chain of events that addresses a topic, that the media is finally paying attention to, and we should as well Sources: CNN, CDC and QuartzIndia Is it strange that one of…

Is your life like a Jenga tower?

Yes, we all know how to play the game, or maybe we don’t. But what does it tell us about our life? Why can pulling out one decisive block bring down the entire tower? Is this similar to some of the choices we make in our real life? Ever played the classic 54 wooden blocks…

Karlsruhe – Going to Cambridge in Germany

My last weekend in Germany was in Karlsruhe, a dorky little town in Baden- Württemberg. It is one of Germany’s more scholarly districts, where you’d find it easier to fit in if you were one with the crowd. A crowd that isn’t there to fool around, but to try and change the world through creative…

Christmas weekend in Munich/New Year’s Eve at Brandenburg Gate

Christmas weekend in Munich Wow! I just realized it has been close to four years since I visited one of Germany’s more sophisticated metropoles, synonymous with beer, breweries and of course football frenzies. My last visit back in 2013 was ‘Just Cars’ driven to be honest, quite evident from my photographs that begin with cars…

Playing Inside – Review

This game review contains spolier and screenshots from the game. Please do not read it if you haven’t already played the game and wish to keep the suspense alive. I recently finished playing the sequel to the 2011 two-dimensional puzzle game Limbo. Video game publisher “Playdead” released INSIDE in 2016, a game that I have…

Bhigwan – Bird watching for breakfast

I came back home for an extended Christmas vacation, and little did I know it would pack in a mini Flamingo tracking morning tea excursion on a boat that was as small and colourful as it was swift and steady; at the oars, a local guide, who knew everything there was to know about the…

Singapore visit

Just like the perfect boardroom for an uninterrupted business meeting, yet as scenic and jubilant as any holiday destination you could ever fantasize, Singapore has simply grown into what the world perceives as a model city; an island country that makes both life and your lifestyle its 24 hour agenda Words & Photography: Rahul Basu; Year…

A visit to the concentration camp at Buchenwald

Words & Photography: Rahul Basu; Year of visit: 2013 Although most of the concentration and extermination camps were destroyed at the end of World War II, some camps have been meticulously reconstructed and transformed into memorials open for public viewing. I recently had the opportunity to visit one such concentration camp located in East Germany, not…

Wartburg Castle visit

Few royal residences built in Europe’s medieval era going as far back as the 10th century have been preserved and restored to their almost original grandeur like Wartburg Castle. Rahul Basu shares his euphoria of walking through a crowded castle in Germany at the peak of the festive season Words & Photography: Rahul Basu; Year of…