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…

Fire and Ice

This is possibly one of my most favorite memories from my time in Pune. Unlike Bangalore, Pune doesn’t boast of too many water bodies and growing up near the sea makes me a water baby of sorts. Though this stream in Pu La Deshpande Garden has too much moss to walk on but kids care…

Rewind. Pause. Learn. Repeat

I usually prefer my own company for meals; I know I am the only one who cannot bail of out a plan. I trust my presence more than anybody else in the world, so when plans cancel they don’t bother me too much. For me, the most interesting thing to do in a restaurant, when…

Another Journey Around The Sun Begins, Again

  A lot of people I know love train journeys. I am one of them, but only if I get to lie flat on my back, when I get inside one. I’ve spent most of my adult life commuting in and around Bombay, and for me local trains were a forced adventure. Many people endure…

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

I miss flowing water. The sound of a gushing waterfall or crashing waves, the mildly blowing salty or fresh winds is what I miss the most about home. But somewhere, in some happy garden, there are such makeshift waterfalls in Pune. How I wish I could hear the sound of water, but not falling rain……

The Legend of The Lion-God

A few weeks ago, we celebrated the festival of hues, Holi. Ideally, it marks the advent of spring, and people paint each other with non-toxic coloured powder (also known as gulal) to celebrate the blossoming of life after a rather gloomy period from autumn to winter. A day before ranpanchami, Hindus observe the tradition of…

Home Is…

  ‘Home is where the heart is’, goes an age-old adage. It is a place that you long to be in, and you can be the person that you are, the person that you want to be. I may have been born, brought up and bread in another city, and it is still home to…

Tell Me What You Desire!

Last year, I had the luck to enjoy Ganesh Charthuthi at Pune. Around the famed Dagadu Shet pandal you’d find several other interesting Ganesh idols, and this fixture was a part of one of them. (May be my fellow blogger ThoughtsUnrestricted can remind me which one). One fascinating part of this particular pandal is the…