Guestblog, Photorama, Travel Tales

#MyMojo – 10 things to do in Sydney by Rajlakshmi

Today my guest is Rajlakshmi who lives in Australia and is talking to us about her most favourite 10 things to do in Sydney. Read on to know how best to discover this gorgeous Australian city.… Read More #MyMojo – 10 things to do in Sydney by Rajlakshmi

Blog Challenge, KashmirTravelDiaries, Photorama, Travel Tales

#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!”… Read More #KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Blog Challenge, My View, Photorama

10 day “You” challenge: One photo

ONE PHOTO 2012  saw me heading off to Leh – a dream destination so far! I was all set to be charmed by the clouds, lakes, land formations and the people. But this picture is my favourite of that trip because I can’t for the life of me imagine how I managed to get on… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: One photo

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#ClickandBlogAStory: Journey of mine alone

Journey of mine alone I thought I was traveling on a beaten old road which had seen many travellers, young and old But it was the journey of my life alone which only I could undertake on my own I thought I met a devil on the road of strife leading me astray through temptations But… Read More #ClickandBlogAStory: Journey of mine alone

Photorama

Instagram – instant photo fame

I remember the mania of sharing personal photographs that Facebook brought on; people posting inane pics of anything and everything – getting miffed if their “friends” didn’t like or comment on them. Then came Instagram which went one step further by only giving instant fame (and shame) to your photographs – as it focuses on… Read More Instagram – instant photo fame

Blog Challenge, Photorama

New Horizons

NEW HORIZONS I am linking this post with Dew and Zainab for their #ClickandBlogAStory prompt every week where we have to post a picture and describe it in 140 characters with the topc New Horizons. I look forward to hearing what my readers think of this post. This post has been linked up with the Ultimate… Read More New Horizons

Blog Challenge, KashmirTravelDiaries, Photorama, Travel Tales

Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum, yun hi saath chalte chalte…… Last spring I went to Kashmir to stay with one of my dearest school friends. When she mentioned the Tulip Garden was in bloom, I couldn’t wait to head there. She did warn me not to get my hopes high as it had been raining… Read More Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

Photorama, Travel Tales

Banarasiya- the essence of Banaras!

          I was revolted at the sight of the holy city of Banaras during my visit in December 2013 – the garbage heaps, people spitting with gay abandon, peeing on roadsides with zero bashfulness, the dug up roads, and the stench; that god-awful stinking stench which just doesn’t seem to get… Read More Banarasiya- the essence of Banaras!

My View, Photorama

Glistening sunshine

As I lay in bed on a lazy Sunday, the rhythmic pitter-patter of raindrops on the window panes got me thinking about writing a post today. (I know it’s been donkey ages since I wrote something )  ♥♥ Why do rains make us so mushy? ♥♥ Hearing a romantic medley makes us moon about matters of the… Read More Glistening sunshine

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Summertime

Summertime Hot and dusty winds blow across the day, hinting at summer storms Cuckoos call out fiendishly in the mango trees, anticipating the ripe fruits fragrance of the new blossoms on the neem trees, sweetening the evening breeze Gulmohar trees are aflame with their orange bounty, competing with the sunsets Not my favourite season in… Read More Summertime

Photorama, Travel Tales

Insta- Corbett – Gram

A sudden work trip had me taking off to Corbett for a couple of days. As usual with all my journeys, I decided to make the most of it. When I was introduced to the resident naturalist of the resort I was lodging in, I mmediately begged him to take me for a birdwatch walk in… Read More Insta- Corbett – Gram

Food Bytes, Photorama

Ode to Le Cake

It slowly wafted into the olfactory passages, teasing them with the citrus- sultry orange zest, sweet heat of cinnamon, gooey darkness of chocolate and the spicy sense of dark rum – all rolled into one but then each released individually, in slow motion, one after the other like the helium filled gas balloons that we… Read More Ode to Le Cake

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Birding at Sultanpur

Sultanpur bird sanctuary needs to introduction and is an equal favourite with its avian and human visitors alike! Dusshera holiday saw a  group of us head off for an early morning walk and a Dhabha session later. Some of my shots as captured that day! A painted stork foraging for some twigs and branches to… Read More Birding at Sultanpur

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Morning raga

Morning glories espied in new blooms, rosy cheeked petals being teased by the rising sun which twinkles in the dew drops, making these beauties shine bright while the birds enchant with their twitters and chirps and flit with the energy of a new day, making each branch vibrate while they play peek a boo in… Read More Morning raga

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Home is where the heart is!

Dusky sunlight of the retiring for the day sun, glinted off the familiar metal gate while a fully blossomed hibiscus waved merrily, blushed to a popping red of a comely new bride and the verdant green lawns beckoned with their coolness where the whirring blades of the grass mower churned up a minty-citrus green smell… Read More Home is where the heart is!

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Avian visitors in my garden!

Winter mornings are generally fogged out these days, creating shadowy figures out of buildings and trees. The sun peeps out late or not at all. All the reasons for not stepping onto the terrace but for the bird song that reasonates around. I am an avid bird watcher and love to capture them with my… Read More Avian visitors in my garden!

Photorama

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Read More 2013 in review

Photorama, Travel Tales

Travel diary- Srinagar to Leh! Day # 2 @ Srinagar!

Day 2 began as a super-duper lazy Sunday with us slurping on steaming hot tea with some crispy, spicy paneer paranthas for breakfast while the rain drummed an energetic beat on the tin roof!  (Food at Yasmin’s house has always been sumptuously delicious and leaves me wanting for more ….. Her Mom and staff believe in pampering… Read More Travel diary- Srinagar to Leh! Day # 2 @ Srinagar!