2020 Travel Itinerary!

More than halfway through to 2020. I ended up reading about a dozen books, Losing track of time. It hardly made me realise it’s been five months, I haven’t travelled anywhere at all. Not even Mumbai which is the closest Metro city from my hometown Nashik.

This also made me question am I liking it to be in one place, without moving at all

Well, To be honest. It’s a first for me and while I couldn’t travel physically anywhere. For the matter of fact not even to a restaurant or cafe.

I have been having the best of food cuisines right from Thai, Chinese, Italian pizzas to freshly baked desserts and cake at home. This doesn’t mean I don’t miss going out. I Sure do

because, when we go out, We go for the experience of going somewhere, Trying something new, different or some time just for the ambience and service of being served, rather than helping ourselves. You also go for the occasional noise that’s part of the environment. People chit-chatting having conversations, to you finding the solution and clearing your doubts from not knowing what to order, to going with the suggestion by the waiter serving you to missing out a menu option, that the order table guest has just ordered.

As far as travelling goes as a tourist- The Books have been helping me by taking me to America by going on a history tour by having a well-researched guide (Bill Bryson) To telling me about the Indian history by making me meet Historians such as William Dalrymple. Reading makes me feel sometimes “Lost in Japan” by either overhearing a mysterious case “Under The Midnight Sun” or giving it a realism-magical sense of the place by letting me know about “Kafka on The Shores” To making me Revisit Turkey But this time also making me experiencing the “Snow” by a local Orhan Pamuk and taking me to a lesser-known city in the country Kars.

Reading made me understand a doctors life by sharing the concept of “Being Mortal” to meeting some interesting personalities Michelle Obama & Robert Iger.

All these experiences while sipping coffees and hopping around the different corners of my home, enjoying the weather and trying to do the best while sitting at home.

But, Yes Travelling physically cannot be replaced by reading books. But can comfort you of planning out your next travel plan.

Some More of my Writing Part -2

Indian Matchmaking! Now Streaming

It’s Funny! How many things I have done related to weddings, Right from a  show on a popular television channel that highlighted a designer doing a makeover for the bride for their wedding to ending up in Wedding planning with a destination wedding planning organisation to being one of the contenders for the series on the streaming platform. And over the years, working with so many different aspects of weddings & relationship, there are quite a few things I learnt, and quite a few questions to those who answer aren’t justified. 
While working on the makeover for the bride about five years ago, I realised girls and women are now taking their time to settle down, They are more confident and independent. 
While working with wedding planners – I Realised marriage is more of a “Show Business” 
And while auditioning for “India Matchmaking” It was the first time  I got the answer to some of the question, which I always looked for. 
“Why do people get married” – A Question which is never asked by the boy & girl who would be spending their life together. 
What do I really look in a partner – The Answer to this question is always looking at a friends/ role model’s marriage and answering those points without looking into what the person is actually looking for?
Why haven’t you found anybody yet and why arranged marriage? – Maybe it truly is the fault in my stars. 
And lastly, when the series streamed and I watched the complete series, none of the genders knew exactly what they were looking for in each other? 
While the fascination for the west and international audience on the concept of “Arrange Marriage/ Matchmaking”  questioned them about the Indian culture of marriage in many ways, Why is our media shying away from admitting who we are actually? 
Why is marriage so important? Today thank god. Marriage by some isn’t prioritised like a Goal or landmark. While for the others their only “Goal” is to be married not because they are “ready”, not because they have “connected” but rather because of the peer & family pressure that forces them not to question what marriage is? Why some question it too much and have high expectations, others just follow the checklist one should follow in a regular “Life” 
   

Thriller Series To Watch – Netflix Part 2

Giri/Haji

An English-Japanese series highlights the corrupted practices of the underworld in Japan.

The series is shot in London & Tokyo and the reason you should watch this series. Is the way this series is beautiful shot & edited the series has the sounds effects and a slate coming to introduce each part of the episode, The characters and the cinematography, The editing and the music is what keeps you watching the series.

The story gets a little lost after a while in the series as Kenzo Mori a Tokyo detective has been assigned to go to the UK & Find his Brother who is part of a gang and who is in criminal activities & Murder that has been taken place in The UK and it’s Kenzo’s responsibility to get his brother back to Tokyo for the charges he faces for his criminal Acts.

series highlights the corrupted practices of the underworld in Japan also known as the Yakuza. 

The series is shot in London & Tokyo and the reason you should watch this series. Is the way this series is beautiful shot & edited the series has the sounds effects and a slate coming to introduce each part of the episode, The characters and the cinematography, The editing and the music is what keeps you watching the series.

The story gets a little lost after a while in the series as Kenzo Mori a Tokyo detective has been assigned to go to the UK & Find his Brother who is part of a gang and who is in criminal activities & Murder that has been taken place in The UK and it’s Kenzo’s responsibility to get his brother back to Tokyo for the charges he faces for his criminal Acts.

 

Jamtara

Jamatara is a series based in Jamtara a city-based in Jharkhand.
The Series is about how youngsters scam by representing themselves as bank officials and how the people are conned into their schemes. It’s a very interesting series and coming from India. It’s very captivating. And after watching so many series that have been made by India, This is one of the best series to watch with some great performances. 

Documentary Series on Netflix !!

Rotten

A Series that tells you about the business practices and the problems of the food supply chain,
Yes the business of all edible, Food Products we like to eat, But at what cost? Bitter Chocolates, Avocados, Wine, Honey, Milk and a lot of the perishable items we consume might have a mafia running or are either convincingly produced at a cost with the brands making a competitive profit without giving enough to the manufactures who do all the groundwork to produce the finest end product we consume.
This documentary-style series is a total eye-opener for the consumer who demands are being met by the companies, monopolising their market share and quality control practices are being ignored only and only keeping their profits in Mind. A Highly recommended series that questions what exactly are we consuming & How does it finally get to us.

Pandemic

The Series that is very topical & Apt for today’s Time is a must watch to understand what is defined as a pandemic & how in the past they were eradicated and controlled.
A Six episode takes us through all the scientist and researchers knew about a Pandemic coming soon, But How soon, From where will it begin and how contagious would this one.
The Series also takes us through some start-ups with experienced researchers are working on a Vaccine that would fight any disease a one-shot for all. The trials are going on & How sad is the state of Affairs in the USA as many county hospitals & hospitals are shutting down as they have a lack of funding from the government.