KeralaTravelDiaries, KochiTravelDiaries, New Post, Travel

[N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi | Travel Review |

Read all about a calming walk on the Fort Kochi beach one early morning during my visit to Kerala.… Read More [N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi | Travel Review |

Books, Fantasy Fiction, New Post, Women authors, Young Adult

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Book Review |

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – This one is my latest read from this author who is fast becoming a favorite as far I have read 5 books by her and loved them all. Catch my review here to know how this one fares… Read More Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Book Review |

KarnatakaTravelDiaries, New Post, Travel

Grape Stomping in a Vineyard in Bangalore | Travel Tales |

Have you ever been to a vineyard and participated in stomping on the ripe grapes in a huge barrel? I did just that with a group of friends and just have to share the memories of that perfect day here.… Read More Grape Stomping in a Vineyard in Bangalore | Travel Tales |

Earth, Tree love

The Fluffy Fascination of the Silk Cotton Tree | #ThursdayTreeLove |

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles. I try and find out legends and anecdotes about the trees and present them in these posts.… Read More The Fluffy Fascination of the Silk Cotton Tree | #ThursdayTreeLove |

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, KochiTravelDiaries, New Post, Travel

A Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi | Travel Tales | #atoz

Read all about a quirky cafe in Fort Kochi where the food, beverages and the crowd is simply superb. Its the perfect hang out space and located very close to the beach.… Read More A Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi | Travel Tales | #atoz

Books, New Post

Wild by Cheryl Strayed | Book Review |

“The universe, I’d learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back.” ― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail I happened to watch the movie based on this book before I got around to reading it. The role is essayed by Reese… Read More Wild by Cheryl Strayed | Book Review |

AtoZ, KochiTravelDiaries, New Post, Travel

[K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | Travel Tales | #atoz

Kathakali is a traditional dance of Kerala wherein (only men perform) the men dress up as mythological characters and present the tableau in form of a dance (with no words, except the music on instruments and a pre-commentary on the act about to be presented) and the performance is totally dependent on the facial expressions… Read More [K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | Travel Tales | #atoz

Books, Fantasy Fiction, New Post, Women authors, Young Adult

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

“We are all stardust and stories.”― Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea This year I was somehow gifted The Starless Sea by three bookish friends. While one copy I gifted back to one of them, I now have one more spare to gift out to someone who wants it. Just need the Covid situation to get better for… Read More The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

AtoZ, New Post, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel

[B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Travel Tales | #atoz

While visiting Shekhawati, my home stay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. ⇐ Shekhawati is known to be… Read More [B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Travel Tales | #atoz

New Post, Stay, Travel, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

The Chirping Orchard resort in Mukteshwar | Travel Review |

Read my travel review of the Chirping Orchard resort in Letibunga, Mukteshwar hills in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The property has some gorgeous views of the Himalayan mountain ranges all around it.… Read More The Chirping Orchard resort in Mukteshwar | Travel Review |

Books, New Post, Women authors

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

“There are stories that may be told aloud, and stories that must be told in whispers, and there are stories that are never told at all.”― Diane Setterfield, Once Upon a River I had picked up reading or rather listening to this book on the Audible for the book prompt of the TBRCHALLENGE2020 – #6 a book… Read More Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

Earth, Tree love

The Silver Trumpet Tree in its Golden Magnificence | #ThursdayTreeLove |

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles. I try and find out legends and anecdotes about the trees and present them in these posts.… Read More The Silver Trumpet Tree in its Golden Magnificence | #ThursdayTreeLove |

Fiction, New Post

The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

I am inspired by this cluster of the Bhadraksha trees in the colony park whose roots certainly appear sinister to me. I hope I have been able to evoke the right emotions with this piece of fiction.… Read More The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

Gratitude List, TLC

Every situation has an expiry date | Gratitude |

Joining with Vidya Sury in the Gratitude circle every month to share the gratitude for the joys received in the month gone by. If you have written a post too, please drop it in the comment section and I will get to it. … Read More Every situation has an expiry date | Gratitude |