Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Grand Phinda Safari With Nisha JamVwal

The Grand Phinda Safari.....
Sitting in the charter en route South Africa’s special jewel, Phinda, I saw my first African elephant, the first of what was going to be a very special relationship with these imposing animals of the wild. Part of the Getty family, our hosts, Cecilia and Pierre, pointed out my first giraffe who actually came and nuzzled to me, a moment etched in my memory forever, even as I was clambering onto the land rover with the help of Hendrick, our ranger, guide and Bush philosopher.

Click below to read more.......

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Being Friends After Parting Ways By Nisha JamVwal


Tabloid has it that Deepika Padukone, when asked who she would rate higher, if she had to, a beau or her father, answered it would be her father. At least she's sure he's there for keeps. A sign of the times wouldn’t you say? Relationships these days seem to come with an increasing factor of transience and fragility. 

What I'm ruminating on  then, is whether breakups can be about 'parting as friends' or, even if  initially  acrimonious can, at some future,  outgrow the raw  hurt, resentment, betrayal, pain and the blame gambit, to remember the good and for the sake of that, find a semblance of friendship? 

Nisha JamVwal At Home By Tanvi Saraf For Marie Claire


A Portrait of Nisha JamVwal By Sanjiv Sonpimpre
There is a slight aura of mystery about Nisha JamVwal’s Mumbai-based home. As we talk prior to the shoot, she says she’s a private person and very few people have had access to her home. “It’s an extension of my personality, a window to my story and I don't like to have people in this private space mostly.”

Thursday, July 14, 2011


This roof's a maze of spires and pinnacles 
                                            Casting a tracery of shade as I stand
  Transfixed in the arched doorway
 I balance  On slate tiles to peer up 
at the gargoyles  Poised to swoop

from a belfry or gable.  Marble 
saints look down on the same Piazza 
Pious tyrants crossed on the way to Mass:
  Visconti, Sforza, Napoleon, Mussolini.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting Out Of A Violent Relationship

Violence & Abuse Is Like a Drug, It holds You Supressed & Captive

Like a Trapped Animal
You Cannot Run
You Cannot Breathe
You Cannot Live

If you are in a bad relationship , and you are unable to get away, nearly like some terrible binding rope, you cant live without it and you cannot live with it situation, some awful drug which has you in its clutches, then slowly work it out of your system.

Dress Your Best When You Feel Your Worst

For me mother’s formula endures when you are at your lowest - look your best when you feel your worst!

 If you can’t make it, fake it! Impossible though it sounds, when the world just seems to have crashed around you, somewhere along the way your cells get the program and it works better than the erstwhile movie tragedienne’s demeanor. 


Bonding & Cementing A Friendship

Don’t forget to smell the roses while there’s still some summer

Bonding over shopping, a game, a walk, a French lesson, just about anything cements a relationship with that special connection which a forced social introduction can never do. 

We all know it all. But something about metros gets us inhibited. It’s not the sophiscate urbane thing to bond without a social interaction, beyond barriers and ‘classes’.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Be A Gentleman

Gentle reminder to be Gentlemenlike !

I walked up at a recent dinner to the table of the ex traffic commissioner's to say hello, and after the initial hello , fully expectant that he'd stand, waited to start the conversation! So you can imagine my shock when he continued to sit most indolently, while I on my part chatted, inadvertently waiting for him to stand! Perhaps he must've felt that being the ex commissioner absolved him of good manners?

CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE......................

Nisha JamVwal Roller Coaster Called Life