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 |

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

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

#MondayMusings, Blog Challenge

What if I am not in the mood to be divine? [ #MondayMusings ]

Forgiveness is not about just saying/accepting apologies; its to do with how the heart heals after the hurtful deed has been done. Its between two people and needs to be resolved by them only!… Read More What if I am not in the mood to be divine? [ #MondayMusings ]

Fiction, Guestblog

Fiction – The Fight [ #Guestpost ]

A fictional piece submitted by a fellow blogger who normally writes Travel post. Read her take on fiction in this sory titled The Fight. This piece is a guestpost for the ongoing birthday ccelebrations on my blog all of september… Read More Fiction – The Fight [ #Guestpost ]

Fiction, Guestblog

I see no God here [ #Fiction ]

I SEE NO GOD HERE ‘Attic, my favourite place on earth. It’s next only to the open skies where my heart dwells’, thought Bradley. This was his routine reflection before going to bed. Recently, after a great fight with mom, he had shifted his base from otherwise well-appointed bedroom on the ground floor of their spacious… Read More I see no God here [ #Fiction ]

Guestblog, TLC

Embracing my whole self is loving myself! [ Self Love ]

My blog turns one this September as a Self hosted blog and so I decided to kick up some birthday celebrations and invited people to write for me. My first guest in this series is Kashmira Mody -a life coach, yoga practioner among the many hats she dons. I had used her deck on well being for my #NaBloPoMo last November and they were loved by all! … Read More Embracing my whole self is loving myself! [ Self Love ]

My View

Shalzmojo turns One as a self hosted blog!!

My blog turns one as a self hosted blog and I am sharing my experiences for the past one year – my successes as a nascent blogger and the downfalls that I faced over and over again. I also give thanks to tonnes of peeps who helped me on this journey!… Read More Shalzmojo turns One as a self hosted blog!!

#MondayMusings, Blog Challenge

The Secret Road [ #MondayMusings ]

They say that what you are looking for is, is searching for you too and comes to you when you least expect it to. This is a secret that I have learnt the hard way up but now believe with all my heart. I hate getting into a tizzy first thing in the morning and… Read More The Secret Road [ #MondayMusings ]

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Image Shaming | #Guestpost by Sanch |

He’s a stud, she’s a slut! Picture this: a twenty-something single guy. Working in a job he enjoys. Paying bills. Living in a share house. Catching up with mates after work or on the weekends. Meeting girls either via Tinder or through his mates. He doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship. He… Read More [ #Opinion ] Image Shaming | #Guestpost by Sanch |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body Shaming | #Guestpost by Anonymous |

I grew up surrounded by love. Doted on by Dida and Dadu (my maternal grandparents), with Choto Mashi (younger maternal aunt), stitching clothes for my dolls; and the two of us eating chaat together in the evenings. Life was very, very good. Both Ma and Baba (my parents) were working, but I didn’t feel short-changed… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body Shaming | #Guestpost by Anonymous |

BarAThon, Blog Challenge

The Call of the Wind that tugs at the heart strings! | #barathon |

” We were just sitting around the bonfire and enjoying the guys playing the guitar while some of us sang along. I don’t know when it happened, but suddenly I was aware of my hand touching hers and she didn’t pull hers away. When I looked at her, she too held my gaze and then… Read More The Call of the Wind that tugs at the heart strings! | #barathon |

My View, Product Review

7 reasons why my stationery junkie heart fell for Matrika’s journal | #ProductReview |

For the past few years, I have been on a journey of self-love and expressing myself. So writing has become a huge part of my life in form of my blog and writing journals. Being a stationery addict and a creative soul at heart, I started picking up diaries and journals, whenever they caught my… Read More 7 reasons why my stationery junkie heart fell for Matrika’s journal | #ProductReview |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming | #Guestpost by Unhotelier Manish Sinha |

Body Shaming Growing up in a patriarchal, conservative family, one never realised that at the receiving end of our friendly banter around body types – the moti, kaali, chhoti labels was a real person. Thankfully with the education one received and the maturity and perspective one gathered; most of us were able to see the… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming | #Guestpost by Unhotelier Manish Sinha |

Guestblog, Opinion Column

[ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming |#GuestPost by Artist Shubhra Chaturvedi|

As a country we are so prejudiced.  We love stereo types and we will go at any length to justify the same. Out of box, anything different from the mass is not acceptable. Especially when it comes to how we look. So a man need to be tall and well-built, well-groomed and   a woman needs… Read More [ #Opinion ] Body/ Slut / Image shaming |#GuestPost by Artist Shubhra Chaturvedi|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, LadakhTravelDiaries, Travel

[Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

As scores of multi colored prayer flags fluttered in the wind, welcoming us in their calming embrace, we drove into a teeny tiny town named Khalstee, enroute to Leh. The last few hours of the ride had been bone achingly painful and we were grateful for the respite from jostling in the back seat of our… Read More [Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel

[Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

2012: I was on my first ever trip to Udaipur – one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan on the tourist circuit. I found it to be charming, friendly and thrumming with a very joyful vibe. Its pretty famous for the Lake Pichola and the Lake palace hotel managed by the Taj group of… Read More [Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel

[X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

Xenedocheionology owes its origin to the Greek language and according to Phrontistery means the love of hotels. I loved this word a lot and it made writing my X post for #atoz quite easy as there are a number of places which I must mention for their uniqueness in terms of hospitality and the wow factor… Read More [X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Travel

[V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|

2010 saw us head for Coorg for a family vacation on my birthday in March. I had been living in Bangalore at that time and keen to explore the places around. I was excited to see the coffee plantations and maybe spot some Vanilla plants too as I had heard this region’s climate favoured its… Read More [V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|