In Peace

I have beautiful memories of my time in Sri Lanka. I fell in love with the diversity of the people and place there. It was absolutely impossible to find any signs of the two-and-a-half decade long of civil unrest. We happily strolled in and out of Buddhist Viharas and Hindu Temples, with full honor of…

Niagara Falls, India!

I have been visiting several spots around Bangalore with my mother. This place I discovered, thanks to a friend. Then I looked up more information about this weekend spot that I wanted to visit. Although we are at the peak of summer, the Kaveri river, which lends its water to the falls, is gently flowing….

Cricket Fever

I love cricket, just like every other regular Indian my age. What irks me most though, is how I lauded for my interest, despite being a girl. The sport has changed over the years, and gone are the days when unfit men would not dive to stop the ball from crossing the boundary line. All…

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

I’m not a trekker, not even close to one. I have a morbid fear of descents (that I spoke about), and I am not in the best shape physically either. I am not a slow trekker, but I am a reluctant one at best. I don’t enjoy climbs very much, but I am a sucker…

Dhal Gaya Din

There is so much segregation around us. Gender, age, color, caste, race, religion, language, income, salary… there are so many silos, slots and diversification. There is no reason to embrace diversity, if you didn’t slot people into categories. When people feel the need to adorn a building or a compound with an “Arbeit Macht Frei,”…

Walking Around Water

At 109 meters (or 358 feet), the Ramboda Falls is considered to be the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Located in the Pussellawa area, the falls are formed by Panna Oya, a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Since I visited in the end of February, I couldn’t witness the falls in all of its glory….

Color Me, World…

Spring has different ways to color the world around us. In my home state of Maharashtra, Gulmor or forest fire blooms in its full glory. In Japan, it is time for Cherry Blossoms. And across the country, we celebrate Holi or the festival of colors. For many, spring and fall are those times of the…

Fly Away From Here…

I’ve always wanted wings. Some of my friends say I’ve always had them and no, they are not clipped. Yet I just can’t seem to take off. Imagine, I am even struggling to keep this blog afloat with just one post a week! Well, fresh off a vacation I did manage to put in two…

Fur Buddies

I love animals, sometimes a little more than people. I couldn’t stop myself from dropping some open change to support the animal welfare NGO in a Sri Lankan mall (how I wish we could be just as open for donations in India too). The rice guards I spoke about in my previous post are the…

Holi Hai!

I must admit, Holi isn’t my favorite festivals in the world. It’s messy and uncomfortable, to say the least. But for some strange reason, I miss being home this year for the slush fest. I miss being with crazy buddies, especially when it’s time to celebrate. Where I now live, celebrations are a very private…