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Mahima Kohli
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Young India Fellow (2015-16)
Young India Fellow (2015-16)

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"..the first time I came here in 2014, I had rather disliked Bombay. But I moved here when I got my chance, just because I wanted to get away from where I'd always been and take a chance on new things. Little did I know a strange kind of love awaited me here."
#bombay #mumbai #love #rains  

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Book Review: Reminiscences of a Seeker - Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
I haven't written about my literary
pursuits in forever. I do read, off and on, but life has been a
roller-coaster ride over the last one year. Between a 10-to-6 job, a new
home in a new city, and my new venture, ' A Delhi Girl in Bombay ',
I've had no ...

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Getaways from Bombay #1: Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli)
Silvassa is a dusty, sun-kissed town in the westernmost part of
India. It is a small town with a permanent population of about a lakh, mostly
comprising the indigenous tribes of the Konkan region, while another couple of
lakh form its transient population -...

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Chaos: The spirit of Bombay
“You live in a chawl.” “No, it's a redevelopment project. It is built in place of a chawl, yes, but it is a housing society now.” “The people who lived in great numbers in the erstwhile kholis now live by the hordes in tiny flats in your building. Where is ...

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Chaos: The spirit of Bombay
“You live in a chawl.” “No, it's a redevelopment project. It is built in place of a chawl, yes, but it is a housing society now.” “The people who lived in great numbers in the erstwhile kholis now live by the hordes in tiny flats in your building. Where is ...

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River's song
(Inspired from the meandering River Parvati in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, circa 2016.) Open up your ears; hear the river sing
as it goes The melancholy song of the river holds a
million woes My ear picked up a feeble note as I sat
there flinging a stone Into ...

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Once upon a weekend in Kasol...
It took us three failed attempts at planning a trip to actually make one happen. It was Shristi's birthday, her little brother was flying in all the way from Bangalore, and she demanded (yes, literally demanded) that we all get our shit together and take he...

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Learning to cycle at 24... (Part I)
Back in the late 90s, my parents
bought me a flashy orange Hero kids' bicycle to encourage me to take up
cycling, like my sister, who was rapidly gaining height wheeling through the
narrow lanes of our neighbourhood. But truth be told, I wasn't much incline...

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Life in the Metro
I sat across
from her on the yellow line of the Delhi metro. I was on my way to my
workplace in the heart of the largest vegetable market in
the city. It was almost noon, I was drowsy. She had boarded three stations ago,
standing for a while in the corner u...

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Sister's wedding and all that jazz
It was one of my first cousins' wedding this past weekend. It would only be fair to call her a sister though, since we've lived together in the same joint family for 20 years and shared so many important moments in each others' lives. She is the first out o...
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