Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

The northeastern province of India is much like a Pandora's Box. A hidden paradise of nature's bounty. Natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage, authentic local cuisine and the best of native folks and their folklores, there is hardly any room for complaints. Amongst the Seven Sister States of N-E, I have been intrigued by Meghalaya for reasons … Continue reading Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

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Mawphlang Sacred Grove

25 km off the quaint little town of Shillong, the Mawphlang Sacred Grove is no ordinary forest. Stories of the Grove Beneath the thick carpets of mosses, moulds and algae lay buried ancient secrets, stories and legends of The Khasi Folks. According to the legend, the sacred groves of Mawphlang is protected by the local … Continue reading Mawphlang Sacred Grove

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?

Campus Bites: Places to eat inside IIMA

Food forms a very integral part of the life at IIMA, for two very critical reasons Good food is essential to instil that extra energy that all of us need desperately. Prompt and quick service, 24*7 to ensure that you get whatever you crave and whenever you crave- to act as potent stressbusters So, to … Continue reading Campus Bites: Places to eat inside IIMA

Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

We have been exploring some very interesting spots in and around Ahmedabad, Gujarat over the past few months. A highlight of a few of such places has to be their architecture. Adalaj ni Vav or Adalaj Stepwell, is one such example. How to reach Located in Adalaj village, Gandhinagar district, you can easily reach this … Continue reading Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

The origin of the worship of the Sun in India is several centuries old. Until now I had known about and visited only the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. It was only a few months back that we came to know about the Modhera Sun Temple, in Mehsana, Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Pushpavati … Continue reading Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat

Channapatna: The Toy Town of India🤡

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🤡

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…