Bombay – I miss you

Oft on such dull grey dreary days My mind goes back to childhood The days when I would sit on a chair In the long verandah at home And watch the drops turn into deluge The sky from a bright blue to grey Life from being abuzz to quiet Just…

Better Safe Than Sorry

Traveling is our passion. My husband and I love the idea of being out and about exploring the world, different cultures, cuisines, geographies and meeting different people. Once a year, we make it a point to travel with friends; and that…

My Latest Travel Companion

Traveling is my passion and thanks to my job I've been doing a lot of international travel since the past decade and a half. But previously it wasn't really easy. Being a vegetarian, it was a tough job to find good food and snacks during…

Happy Days Are Here Again

During my childhood days, I visited the hospital very often, thanks to my dearest maternal grandmother. She fell ill regularly as she suffered from 2 – 3 illnesses, which made her almost week-long stays at the hospital a frequent…

Nostalgia Strikes with Star Trek

Some people are timeless, they never grow old; and whenever you see them or hear about them, there is excitement in the air always. Such is the power of some famous movie characters. When you see them on screen, everything around you comes…

Haiku: Waves

Misty horizon Waves lilt upon the wet sands Sunset, a soft glow A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world Shared with: Haiku Horizons…

Haiku: Glorious Summers

Colorful flowers Skies with myriad hues Just matter of time Just matter of time Longer daytime shorter nights Warm bright sunny days A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five;…

Life is a lot better with sweets!

Sweet Tooth! That's what I always had! Actually, coming from a North Indian family it is most natural because we tend to have sweets after a meal. So whether you like it or not, it's part of the DNA and you will land up looking for…

Can you #FeeltheHeat?

They say that sunlight is the most precious gold to be found on earth. But when the same sunlight decides to blaze its way through in its full glory, the result is extreme fiery heat. The kind that becomes so unbearable that the privileged…

Haiku – Friendly Spider

Three dimensional Friend philosopher and guide Spider in cobweb The 'three dimensional' analogy that I have used is based on an important characteristic of the cobweb - it is used to describe the three dimensional web of some…

Keep calm and get coupons!

The crazy traveler in me never ceases to look for great deals on travels. When resources are limited, it becomes essential to look for the right deals at the right time, so you don’t land up spending too much. In fact even if resources were…

I heard that lovely voice again…

Days just fly past, especially when you have a lot to accomplish. Due to my travels and office work, the one thing that got completely ignored is the renovation of my new farm house. Home decor was pending for months now, and I…

Haiku: When the tree kissed me…

Early morning kiss My heart skips myriad beats What adulation   Each morning, when I step outside the front door of my house, I find the beautiful tree waiting for me; to kiss me good morning. I can't think of any other way Mother…

Haiku: The Perfect Match

sky with its colors birds with limitless skies what a perfect match A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world Shared with:…

And then she kissed me!

I was on work in Paris. Though I loved the city I hated taking the subway trains. The crowd, the stink, and the racist eyes were something I totally detested. But one has to do what one has to do. It wasn’t practical to take a taxi…

The Perfect Date Tragedy!

You know how it is, especially for a North Indian girl in India. The moment she comes of age, parents get worried. Marriage becomes the be all and end all of life. Sometimes, when I think about it, I don’t feel so bad. Parents are…