Bigger is not necessarily better!

“Damn! … this is just not happening” I said. “Yes it is” He said. “But there is no way all of that is going to fit in ‘this’” The boy on my bed merely smiled and went on to focus on his task at hand. This doesn’t usually happen to me. I pride myself on…

A walk in the city of Nizams

Hyderabad is truly an amalgam of two very different yet uniquely related worlds. On one side we see the cascading waves of the modern world drawn in by the advent of the software industry and on the other side we still struggle to keep our feet clean while walking its many tiny formidable gullies.  Where…

A misty evening in Coorg

Anybody who has lived in Bangalore knows the tale of this fabled little hamlet in Kodagu district. Coorg has lured unsuspecting travelers into its abyss for decades. With an impressive list of must-see tourist attractions, Coorg does come around as the Scotland of India. The Talakaveri, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Iruppu falls are only to name…

Madurai Madness – A guide to experiencing Madurai

  Stay I am a suck up for secluded out of the city spots. So I definitely recommend Sivananda Madurai Meenakshi ashram near Hawa valley resort. It is affordable, quite and if you are lucky, you will spot wild peacocks which often walk through its charming, 13 acre premise. Food Madurai offers a delectable sundry…

Home is where the heart is…

A city which was once alien to me had somehow become mine.

It was home.

In these few days, it had crept into my soul and had made me a part of its soul.

Ramblings of a lonely girl

“Aapka gaun bahut sundar hai…” I said smiling. (Your village is very beautiful) “Hai na? wohi toh.. pata nahi aap sheher wale kaise rehte ho? Humko toh soch ke hi ajeeb lagta hai ki roz ganga maa ke darshan nahi honge!” she said. (“Yes, how do you city people live? Not seeing Mother Ganga every…

Ladakh – One with the whole

“You have been to Ladakh? Wow! That is so cool!”. “I have heard its freezing there!”. “Aww! I wish I could go there too”. These are a few reactions that every person who has been to Ladakh invokes. Ladakh, a beautiful alluring destination that is present on every self-respecting traveller’s list.  Ladakh, a land lost…

War of the worlds

It was March 2015. Both my work and my frustration were at their peak! Following my stint with yoga, my mind was filled with the romantic idea of traveling around the world! I wanted to walk across the scorching desert; float on a lazy river; journey along the road less taken! What can i say?…

Poetry in clouds – A trek to Kumar Parvatha

For years, Kumar Parvatha has enjoyed the coveted title of being the most difficult trek in South India. It is on every trek operator’s chart, on every ‘must-do’ list ever created for the Western Ghats and on every adventurer’s bucket list. Located in the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, KP is the 6th highest peak of Karnataka….

A tryst with Neyyar Dam

Kerela. The word brings a plethora of images to mind. Whether it’s the impregnable greenery of the silent valley or the surreal houseboats of Alleppey; whether it is the rich tea gardens of Munnar or the sandalwood paste anointed majestic idol of Padmanabhaswamy in Thiruvananthapuram; Kerela has something special for every temperament. But, where most…