Visiting the Dadar flower market in Mumbai was very high on my agenda and when the opportunity came, I was up at 5 am to reach as early as possible. … Read More #Travel – A visit to the Dadar flower market in Mumbai
When I was approached by Backpacker Panda hostels to stay with them and review the experience on my travel blog, I was excited but apprehensive too. Read on why and how did it actually turn out for me!… Read More #TravelReview – Backpacking it Kung Fu Panda style
#FridayFiction Ananya couldnt believe it was 2 years since her divorce from Kushal; 2 years of re-building her life; 2 years of starting her small home catering business 2 years of self- sufficiency 2 years of peace of mind. Yes the road had been bumpy. It hasn’t been easy to convince her parents; seeing as… Read More #FridayFiction: Two is company; three is society!
07.03.2015 saw me at the Pop-up restaurant at the Asiad Village – a place I had been wanting to go since ages. The food was being reported as revolutionary – fig ketchup, pulled chicken, etc! Mumbai se aaya mera ek dost was in town and we finally managed to plan out a meetup, since meeting… Read More Oh womaniya!!!!
I realised travel has become a synonymous part of my life when I sat down to review my year that was. I want to share a conversation that I had with someone over my travel ambition in 2013. I had just quit my corporate job and one of the reasons was that I wanted to… Read More Tripping in 2013!!!
I maybe a movie buff but a film critic, I am not!! The last movie which impressed me beyond words to write a review was Julie & Julia – all thanks to Meryl Streep in large measures!! Today, I watched the very acclaimed, talked-about and much-awaited film – The lunchbox! And……… I was blown away!… Read More Delicious Lunch Box!!!
En route to Mumbai today, I stepped up at the Spicejet counter to get my boarding pass. As is my habit, I requested for the emergency exit seat. Imagine my shock, when the lady asked me to pay 500/- for it!!! Yes!! There is a charge now for the emergency exit seat. Not long ago,… Read More Low cost airfare – no more!!
My eyes filled with awe and wonderment as I gazed upon this stupendous vista of a pink tide which surged ahead, unfazed by the hub of industrial chimneys and electrical towers. It was a colony of pink Flamingos – tens and thousands of them, all drifting further on the mudflats since the tide had gone in. The sighting… Read More A date with the Flamingos @Sewri, Maharashtra
When I landed in Mumbai, the city was abuzz with the Kala Ghoda Art Festival which is an annual event. Friends and family – all insisted that it’s a must visit. I opened the newspaper and out popped a complete itinerary of the events for the day – the list was pretty comprehensive from live performances of dance,… Read More One day @ the Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2013
Coupled with my love for travel is the keenness to try out local cuisines and flavours. I truly believe that no matter how fine a cook or how perfect a recipe, a dish tastes best in its own backyard. Everytime, I visited my sister in Mumbai, I would inquire of her what local delicacies had she… Read More Coconut Chutney – mumbaiya ishtyle!!
I had experienced a wine tour during a trip to France and was fascinated to hear that its now available in India too, courtesy Sula wines. Recently, I chanced to participate in a wine tasting session in Gurgaon which was incidentally hosted by Sula wines. My curiousity was hooked as the presentation and tasting was done by… Read More Riding the Wine country!
Finally the year has ended but not the world. The soothsayers and their ilk are now in the pursuit of new doomsday theories, since the last one failed to impress! Every year, at the beginning of the new year, I look back on the year gone by to see how had it been for me. And… Read More Twenty twelve!!
All set and excited for my Mumbai trip and it did start off very well. Landed in very late in the night and got to see lit and decorated buildings everywhere. Every house in Mumbai was celebrating Diwali with loads of lights and decorations.Especially loved the hanging lanterns or ‘kandeel’- traditionally made of paper, now… Read More Mumbai moments – INDIGO!