Channapatna could have been any other nondescript little town along the highway. Somewhere between Bangalore and Mysore, zooming past the smooth road bordered by the lazy fields and the occasional tiffin houses or 'Tiffanys' as they are called, my eyes caught a sign which read: Welcome to the Toy Town of India. Now that certainly … Continue reading Channapatna: The Toy Town of India🤡
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 … Continue reading Oh! Paris
Udaipur, the city of lakes, was the capital of Mewar, built by Maharana Udai Singh, in 1553, from whom it derives its name. It has become popular off late as a wedding destination for theme weddings, given the abundance of lakes and the Rajput era palaces. It attracts travellers from all over the world and … Continue reading Unboxing Udaipur
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
Of Baby, Mommy, Long Trip & Luggage Limits... What happens when panicky, finicky, lazy yet busy Mommy goes on a trip, with her baby girl in tow? Well the obvious answer is - potential chances of luggage limit violation! Don't you think that is quite legit? My munchkin needed her supply of diapers, baby food, … Continue reading Fashion for the Mommy’s Soul – My Paris/ Zurich Look-Book
You can love it, you can hate it but surely you cannot ignore it! Well that is pretty much what Delhi is. From being the country’s power capital since ancient times, Delhi goes on to be a food lovers’ paradise and the fashionistas’ perfect fix. And trust me when I say Delhi and Winter- is … Continue reading Delhi Dreams
The last 500 steps were a daze. Our shirts could have yielded a bucket of water if squeezed, and our calf muscles felt like a thousand pins were being pricked into them. We were panting for breath, and taking even more step was a task. If you think you have stumbled upon some literary fiction, … Continue reading The Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunjee
The atheists may disagree, the sceptics may frown but there are moments in our lives when we feel closer to The Divine. For what a rationalist would call an “AHA” moment, they come mostly serendipitously and for other instances they have to be planned … yes much like the vacations and getaways! It was the … Continue reading The Near God Experience- Gurudongmar
Aren't we all tired of two diametrically opposite views of India, by firangs? It's either a picture of a poor, dirty country, with everyone living on the streets in a deplorable condition; or it's that of an unreal opulence, tigers and elephants, palaces and pearls, and velvety grandeur. And such a partial and distorted image of … Continue reading Let’s Show Off!
Summer and weekend getaways in my part of the world are like chalk and cheese. Well, at least it was so until we visited the beautiful village of Boranti (Baranti) in the Purulia District, at about this time last year. BARANTI FACTS: Surrounded by the Panchkot Hill at one side and the Biharinath Hill on … Continue reading Baranti- A Spring Retreat
1. Walk through the Gorer Math Gorer Math, or the Maidan, symbolizes two very contrary passions of us- the Bengalis. Dotted with over 75 sports clubs, small and big, it beautifully reflects Bengal’s madness about sports. On the other hand, the Maidan is synonymous with our carefree spirit mixed with oodles of ‘lyadh’. It's … Continue reading Kolkatar Dosh Kaahon: Ten must do things in Kolkata
With the International Kolkata Book Fair having kicked off, it was time for us to pay our annual visit. It is a tradition of sorts for people in Kolkata - a quintessential part of the blink-and-you-miss winter here. You don’t question why - you just go! The fair had lost some of its sheen when … Continue reading Have you Booked your date yet ?