migrating some of my pages, to my posts. you might see content you’ve read before. bear with me for a bit. jaisalmer, december 2007 i do not remember her name but i remember her story. at a village on the outskirts of jaisalmer, a woman sat washing utensils at a community tap. along with her were many other women, all washing utensils and clothes. with … Continue reading #100womenproject – jaisalmer, rajasthan: “i let my girls go…”
White Brick Wall, a multi-designer shop in Panaji, Goa, was launched around a month ago. I was headed to Goa for the long weekend and Shamoli, the co-owner & founder invited me to an event – the launch of their designer bakeware collection. This time it wasn’t because I was a blogger, but because I was a friend 🙂 But before I seem like I’m being partial, the title … Continue reading White Brick Wall & launching the designer bakeware collection
Pizza Express has opened up their latest outlet in Mumbai – this time it’s at Powai. A & I are enthusiastic pizza eaters (read: order it at italian restaurants, try make it at home — base and sauce included & we are very clear on the kind of pizza we enjoy) So when Pizza Express opened at Sakinaka, we were promptly there! Six months later they have … Continue reading Tips if you are invited to a restaurant LAUNCH PARTY!
This is the age of smartphones, Instagram and constantly reporting where you are! The battery of a smartphone won’t last a day of your normal life at home, when you travel IT GETS EVEN WORSE! When I travel on work I am constantly documenting where I am and what I am seeing – that is what I do as a job, and the few occasions when I’ve … Continue reading Make your smartphone battery last longer while travelling!
I love solo travel, it has its ups! What I also think is that when you find that ideal travel partner, then solo travelling can be rather boring and sometimes actually lonely – despite the new experiences. At the end of the day, all I want is that other person to share it all with! This time it wasn’t just about travelling alone, but rather about working in … Continue reading your nails, my story
Ten rulers were forced to adopt a male heir, 30 temples hidden under layers and layers of sand and the river changed its course… Do you think the Talakad curse still courses through the streets of Mysore and haunts the royal family? The story begins in 1610. The King of Srirangapatna was a vassal of the Vijayanagara Empire. He had an incurable disease and had gone … Continue reading A Curse That Haunts The Streets Of Mysore
i walk by, wondering, thinking, wondering… approach, almost touch, peep into the holes on the sides, get shocked by the garbage, step back, almost touch again, step back. [hmmm] what are these two iron drums i say to myself? not wanting to leave, i wait there. maybe it’ll strike me? before minutes turn into hours, a man walks up to them. he looks, smiles knowingly, then … Continue reading Iron drums at Kochi beach front
The last few months have been a world wind of activity and most of it in my head, I must tell you. But there have been new things to do, new territories ventured into and of course, old jobs, worries and all of the usual things that fall under the “living” category! But the best part of the first half of 2014 was spending 10 days in … Continue reading Karnataka – Of long holidays, bad colds and homesickness!