the rains are finally coming to an end. just after the monsoons, the greenery in Maharashtra is at its peak, before the descent into dried yellow oblivion. this is the best time to head out on that long drive and soak up the peace and quiet of being on the road. here travel is not about the destination but about the journey, in the truest sense.
check out my favourite drives out of mumbai. Continue reading TOP 5 drives out of mumbai
we had an afternoon. we had a car. we had petrol. we had energy. as we made our way from old goa to panaji leaving behind the gorgeous ruins, churches and history, we saw the board for the ferry, “Divar Island”. this was the plan for the afternoon. we drove onto the ferry, parked the car and stepped out to stand near the front. divar is an island on the river … Continue reading photo blog: a walk about divar island, goa
Over the last 199 posts I have rambled on about travelling, books, food, places and experiences. This is my 200th post and I want to make it special for you too. This is a list of 10 experiences, cities and hotels that I will remember for the rest of my life. Drop by and start planning your next holiday. Continue reading 200th post & 10 places you MUST visit
The annual Feast of Nativity of Mary is here and with it the Bandra Fest. If you’re wondering how you can be a part of it, without getting bogged down by the thronging crowds, stalls, noise… then check out this post. This is specially customised walking tour around Mount Mary Church in Bandra. Two birds with one stone – helps you discover old parts of this suburb before it became the hip-n-happening place it is today and experience the energy of the Bandra Fest. Follow the google map, or create your own tour. It’s upto you! Welcome to the Bandra & Bandra Fest tour! Continue reading bandra & the bandra fest: your walking tour guide!
every sunday as the sun comes up into the sky the sellers make their way to the intersection of roads that forms the haat, the bazaar. huge blue plastic bags and large gunny sacks are brought in on strong and able shoulders, seasoned with the passage of time and roughened by the weight of life. there are over-stuffed auto rickshaws and arguing van drivers to be dealt … Continue reading have you been to a village haat / bazaar / market?
A visit to Bordi is a sweet, calm and peaceful experience. There is nothing fancy and not much touristy, despite the hoards that land up there. Read this post for a quick stop at Bordi, beyond Dahanu, a weekend trip from Mumbai. Continue reading bordi beach – the weekend getaway from mumbai
This is Amruta. I met her more than three years ago while traveling across Maharashtra on a project for Getoff Ur Ass. I had spoken to her over the phone and she sounded welcoming, but I had no clue how she would be in person. I shouldn’t have even wondered! I got down from the State Transport Bus in a strange small town, took an autorickshaw to her house and … Continue reading #100womenproject – meet amruta
Onam is back this Sunday and if you haven’t lapped up an Onam Sadya before then this is the year you must! Step in for a list of places in Mumbai that could make you wish you could be teleported straight back to your bed after the meal. Continue reading the best places to get onam sadya ion 7th sunday 2014
I went to Santorini a couple of years ago. And it was every bit as beautiful as all the tourist websites claimed it would be. And yes, if you are headed to Greece, go there! Also we did go to Oia and yes, it was gorgeous! And we even regretted not staying there, however touristy it actually ended up being it was pretty. That’s the … Continue reading an evening at santorini
Dialogues – a conversation between photographs! Step in and see if you can find your story 🙂 Continue reading a dialogue between photographs!