Relax. Renew. Refresh

Nothing is as relaxing as a good bath after a long day. Sadly soaking our skin is not something we have space for in India. But like Sylvia Plath suggests: There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Guess it’s time to soak…

Lion’s Share

Like I mentioned before, I just cannot trek down. My only successful treks have been to Forts in Maharashtra where there were stairs etched out steps. However, this trek to the magnanimous Sinhagad Fort was different. We trekked up rocks and boulders, and I was with some 20-something kids so didn’t want to be caught…

Tiny Glory

Glorious cities often seem pale in the face of its rich history. Although it is no longer a shadow of its once opulent self, most of the princely Indian cities still continue to hold charm in for those looking to dwell deeper from the surface. This lovely picture overlooks the quaint town of Hyderabad from…

Fix The Leak

My mother and I have an eye for the quirkiest of things. So when she went on her trip around Europe, there was no way she couldn’t bring me a replica of the famous Peeing Boy (Manneken-Pis). This little boy is the “emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels”, and he suits…

Everybody On-board

My brother gifted me this lovely little keepsake from one of his vacations. This is the last known manual tram in city of San Fransisco. But that is not the reason I chose to click this beauty. A few days ago, I started to read my first ever Agatha Christie book (gasp! I know!). For…

Justice Takes A Break

Do you remember the opening scene of the movie Watchmen? I am a huge fan of the movie, possibly the best superhero flick in its genre. But I digress. When I heard the Bob Dylan song, I’d wonder, time is the only thing that visibly changes, what is the big deal with that? But the…

No Man In The Mirror

One of Micheal Jackson’s finest ballads, Man in the Mirror tells us to look around and reflect. The song explores our identity and relationship with the civil society at large. It reminds us, especially in such toxic times that we need to become better version of ourselves, and practice the lost art of empathy, without…

Nectar Of Life

Although there are 114 chakras in and around your physical body, there are seven major chakras that form the central power point that control your being. The colors of these chakras correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow and seven elements, and are placed at specific energy centers of your body. The Root or…

500 Posts: Thank You for All the Love

I must confess, for a blog that has been around since January 2011, I should’ve made it to this milestone ages ago. But better late than never, right? As I look back on my journey to 500, it wouldn’t have been possible with all the people in my life, the food that I love, the…

Adventure Inc

As I put in the mountain post a few days ago, I was reminded on the time I turned 30. Newly alone, it was my first solo trip and a self- discovery of sorts. As the weekly photo challenge topic popped into my mail box, left me thinking; who is my beloved? The perception of…

Rhymes With Orange

I love oranges. That said there is so much to feel sorry for this seasonal fruit. Its name and colour are the same and the lonely thing doesn’t even have a word to rhyme with. However: “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas…

Just Mooning Around

  Last night was special, a lunar eclipses with a blood moon, a “blue moon” and a super-moon. Not only will it be the second full moon of January, it is also closer to the Earth than usual (but this is not very obviously noticeable, I blame Bruce Almighty for such unwanted expectations). The first…