Latest post, Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove : Pink Joy

I am re-doing some of my previous tree posts to join in the #Thursdaytreelove linky with Parul. If you love trees like me, maybe you would like to hop across to my posts during my days in Bangalore. I went nuts at the variety of the flowering trees that I could sight in the garden… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove : Pink Joy

Latest post, Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove – Purple Passions!!

Joining up in the Thursday tree love prompt by Parul | Queen’s crepe myrtle | Purple Flowers | Furush | Thursday Tree love | tree hugger | Flowering trees of Bangalore | JP Nagar | Jaya Nagar |… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove – Purple Passions!!

Guestblog, Travel Tales

Monsoon Extravaganza – Visapur Fort Trek [ #Guestpost ]

Read on about Saumy’s adventurous weekend trekking trip to the Visapur fort near Pune. I love the vivid greenery and mist featured in his pics.… Read More Monsoon Extravaganza – Visapur Fort Trek [ #Guestpost ]

Guestblog, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

Once upon a time in Jaipur [ #Guestpost ]

Today’s guestpost is by Anjali of Safarnama who is a qunitessential traveller and loves to share her unique travel experiences with her readers. In this post she has covered a trip to Jaipur and all its delightful sights and sounds! … Read More Once upon a time in Jaipur [ #Guestpost ]

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

[W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I had taken my parents off to a Rajasthan travel trip. Our itinerary read New Delhi-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Rawla Narlai- Udaipur – New Delhi. This was like a ten-day long trip and we did everything from train, to by road to flight and from staying in five-star hotels, to desert camps to a boutique havelli to a… Read More [W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|

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, My View

Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

My Blogstars I recently joined the Blogchatter community to put some oomph into my blogging mojo and am I glad that I did. Being part of a blogging community (especially one as close-knit and pro-active as Blogchatter) has been a boon for that swift kick in my lazy behind to get me working on it diligently.… Read More Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

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

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

My View

My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Well here is another new year that’s rolled in and to me it feels that it rolled in a bit too fast! As usual, the “what’s your resolution” refrain rang out all around! Got me thinking – what were my last year’s??? AAAAHEEEMMMM!!! Cant remember now! So then should I make new ones? (damn the… Read More My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Food Bytes

When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were… Read More When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

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Swirling Dervishes!

“A secret turning in us, makes the universe turn. Head unaware of feet, and feet head. Neither cares. They keep turning.” – Rumi  I happened to attend an event organised by Zorba The Buddha on the swirling dervishes, last friday at their complex in Ghittorni on MG road. It was my first experience of such… Read More Swirling Dervishes!

My View, Travel Tales

A mad hatter in march

01.01.2015 Since past couple of years, a new trend had emerged in my life as most of my friends, cousins, peers, etc had reached ‘that’ milestone of turning 40! Big celebrations for ‘THE’ 40th naming day with great pomp and show had become the norm around me. ‘That won’t be me,’ disdained the sensibility in… Read More A mad hatter in march

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!

My View

Twenty twelve!!

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!!

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Travel diaries- Srinagar to Leh! Pull upstairs!!

So the cabin crew came up to a bunch of us to explain the working of the emergency exit. “In case of an emergency, you need to pull the handle upwards”. ” pull it upstairs?” asked a voice from behind my seat. The steward paused, blinked and then said ” yeah pull it upwards.” I turned… Read More Travel diaries- Srinagar to Leh! Pull upstairs!!

Travel Tales

Southern Sojourn – Somnathpur Temple

Somnathpur Temple 26th January 2011 – Ek raasta… Do rahi… aha aha!! That’s what we ( Sravanti and me) both felt like on the early morning of 26th jan 2011 when we set out for a road trip to Somanathapur in southern Karnataka. We hit Kanakpura road by 7.00 a.m. and were delighted by the… Read More Southern Sojourn – Somnathpur Temple

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Bangalore Diaries: By the river @Bheemeshwari

14th November 2010 – With boredom nagging at our heels, we decided to head off for a day trip somewhere nearby. I searched on the net, asked friends and also consulted the Outlook traveller guide and finally zeroed in on Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp – a mere 100 kms away from Bangalore. The JLR website (http://www.junglelodges.com/) listed… Read More Bangalore Diaries: By the river @Bheemeshwari

Travel Tales

Hampi – soul amidst the ruins!!! (Day-1)

26th March 2011 – Ever since I bought the Outlook traveller book – 52 weekends around Bangalore; Hampi has been on top of my list. The writer of that article describes Hampi as a soul amidst the ruins!! I borrowed the line to title my blog as I feel it very aptly captures the entire… Read More Hampi – soul amidst the ruins!!! (Day-1)