Souq’ing up Dubai

It is likely that the Dubai of our imagination comprises skyscrapers soaring towards a cloudless blue sky, mega malls sitting in the once arid and empty landscape, rows of sports cars gleaming in the untiring sunshine, residents and tourists frolicking in designer swimwear on white sand beaches, and, perhaps, the odd camel. That vision is … Continue reading Souq’ing up Dubai

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Gender Fluid Clothing & Grooming: Fighting the Pink Tax Menace

I remember going to a toy shop to buy a bicycle with my father, as a ten year old. Well, let me re-iterate, it was a bicycle I was looking for. Not a doll or a toy gun, which are more often than not slotted according to the gender of the kid, rather than their … Continue reading Gender Fluid Clothing & Grooming: Fighting the Pink Tax Menace

Coffee Museum Dubai – a hidden gem

For those of you who know us, would also know that me and my husband worship coffee (and tea!). Coffee for us is not just a beverage. It is like that comfort zone where you want to curl up after a crappy day or perhaps like a tight hug by a loved one when you … Continue reading Coffee Museum Dubai – a hidden gem

Playing Tourist in your own City – Reasons why you should definitely do it

In life and times of 'bucketlists' and 'epic itineraries', the inevitable flipside is bored and broke!!! Afterall as much as we drool, gawk and crave for all the 'pinterest-y' destinations, we need to trudge through a lot of daily humdrum to plan and execute it. But does that mean we just sit back and sulk? … Continue reading Playing Tourist in your own City – Reasons why you should definitely do it

Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Monolith is a symbol of remembrance in Khasi Heritage. While the largest cluster of monoliths is in Nartiang village, Jaintia Hills, numerous Monoliths are strewn in the nook and corners of the cloudy valleys, tiny villages or the secret forests of Meghalaya.There are two parts to a monolith: the upright part is known as ‘Mehris’ … Continue reading Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Itinerary Sikkim

Geography and popular destinations Located in the northeastern part of the India, in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the smallest states in the country. The state’s name is derived from the Limbu words su him, meaning “new house.” The whole of Sikkim is divided into 4 zones - East, West, North and South. … Continue reading Itinerary Sikkim

Folklore – where rational meets spiritual

Recently I had an i interesting interaction with emninent Occultist Meenakshii in her eeriely charming chamber in Kolkata with a couple of my fellow blogger friends. Being a Psychiatrist myself, I initially anticipated a chalk and cheese situation. However, the entire interaction gave me a new perspective and definitely busted some of the common misconceptions … Continue reading Folklore – where rational meets spiritual

Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?

Be it the gang of college friends, the love-struck honeymooners or the happy family of four on their annual holiday - Goa is in the list of all Indian travellers. Add the firangs in the equation, and we arrive at an over-whelming number of tourists at this tiny yet delightful state, nestled in the west … Continue reading Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?

Confessions Of A Thirty Something

There was a time in my life when I actually believed in Superman, followed by a time when I thought I had the potential to be a multitasking Superwoman and this was further followed by a time, where I did not even bother to be super anyway. Quite obviously I had entered my thirties. I … Continue reading Confessions Of A Thirty Something

All that you never knew about Palm Oil! An evening of learning and more…

Did you know that we all consume Palm Oil in some way everyday? Well atleast I didn't! Palm oil is being used in Biscuits, Chocolates, common indian snacks, medicines and even cosmetics!! However, there is very little awareness among the general population about Palm Oil. A fun interactive evening was organised by the Malaysian Palm … Continue reading All that you never knew about Palm Oil! An evening of learning and more…

Oh! Paris

2017 ends in the next few hours. Expectedly, the year has given us a fair share of highs and lows, surprises and disappointments. But as I sit down with my diary on the penultimate day of the year I do realize how special a year this had been. We changed cities, my daughter turned one … Continue reading Oh! Paris

A Day in Lucerne

Guarded by snowcapped mountains and kissed by the crystal clear waters of lake Lucerne, Luzern/ Lucerne is sure one of the prettiest towns in Switzerland. A laid back old world charm, medieval architectures, the bustling lake side and the iconic Chapel Bride are most definitely the highlights of this beautiful, little place. While we went … Continue reading A Day in Lucerne