Your gleam glow gets grim I am a snow capped cliff your smile slim like a ray astray barges into the frost stiff I crackle I melt like a wax drop atop a candle wick there is a glade that still is warm I treasure it still…

Mr.N.R.Jayan’s superannuation from Xavier’s

Putting thirty one years of dedicated service in an institution in itself is a milestone .To many of us it may not seem as magnanimous as it actually is, but for Mr. Jayan Nadaparambil Raghvan this stint of over three decades is etched as a golden memorable journey for him at Xaviers. Mr. N.R.Jayan joined […]

Xavier’s & Fr. Mani – then & now

For someone who has served St. Xavier’s, Jaipur for over 16 years as Principal, the school certainly holds a close connect with him. Fr.N.V.Mani S.J., whose first tenure was from 1973 – 1983, made a second comeback during in his next innings from 1988- 1994. He has probably witnessed countless alumni passing out during his […]

Under open waters

For an ardent swimmer, Samiir Wheaton, a swimming pool has always been the most desired place to splash. Ever since the age of seven, Samiir, contrary to the meaning of his name, which means wind, has befriended waters beyond swimming pools. Until he turned nineteen, Samiir was a regular swimmer. For the next three decades […]

The Friday Namaaz

Rumaali Rotis had to be sent for. It’s available exclusively at Muslim restaurants. I took a ride up to Muslim Musafirkhana, an eatery at Moti Doongri Road. It was a Friday afternoon. It became evident from the way Muslim residents from the neighbourhood came trickling by for the noon time community prayer service. The Maulvi […]

Jaipur : sadiyon ka shehar

I have been a part of many documentary films made on Jaipur. I enjoyed myself learning a lot about the history of this amazing city in the course of producing travel DVDs for tourists. These films were beautifully shot and layered with exact historical facts and details. A thought, quite different or perhaps even quite […]

Eat better to feel better

Working out in a gym or reaching home after a swim usually leaves everyone hungry and thirsty. Mostly people would gorge on what is chilling in the refrigerator or whatever is cooking in the kitchen. Leaving after a tiring session at a gym, Aaditya Pancharya spotted a hawker selling omelettes. This is where it occurred […]