Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Asiad Circus - Cherishing and Reprising the Older Times

Asiad Circus, one of the few surviving circus in India, is currently conducting shows at Rohini's Sector-10 in New Delhi till October 20. When I heard about the circus, without a thought I decided to visit the event and reminisce my younger days. Back in the 90's, before the evolution of electronic gadgets, such as mobiles and ipads, Circus was a prominent form of entertainment for children. However, as technology has evolved and new forms of entertainment have emerged, there are few takers for Indian Circus and if the present situation continues they are likely to diminish sooner rather than later.
Asiad Circus - Cherishing and Reprising the Older Times

Friday, 4 October 2019

My South India Diaries 2019 - Ooty

Ooty (the real name being Udhagamandalam) is a name we all are familiar with since our childhood. Many memorable Bollywood movies of 90's such as Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Dil Se, etc were shot here. Despite hearing about it so much, I never got an opportunity to visit this enchanting place, probably because of my craving to visit offbeat locations. In addition, I felt that this place had lost its charm due to overcrowding. But finally when the time came, we decided to visit it in August (usually off season owing to Monsoon) and luckily both the rain and crowd did not cause any trouble to us.