the best spa experience at mauritius – awali spa

I believe a spa should be warm, yet calming from the minute you enter. It should cocoon you with the promise of comfort. And this was one such Spa in Mauritius. Read on for more. Continue reading the best spa experience at mauritius – awali spa

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adiem – the best bnb homestay at nasik

I had gone to Nasik last year with a few friends. It was more to enjoy the drive just after the monsoons, and we stayed at Sula’s resort Beyond. While Beyond is not bad, it is definitely not worth the premium. This year when the monsoons came to a close, a road-trip to Nasik hovered again on the horizon given that lovely drive along the Mumbai-Nasik highway. … Continue reading adiem – the best bnb homestay at nasik

#100womenproject – meet amruta

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

#100womenproject – sapna, purushwadi

purushwadi, june 2013.   this was one cute, enthusiastic, wide-eyed kid. we were tourists at her house in purushwadi, maharashtra… we walked around, observed her mother pounding rice in the traditional way… sapna (in english: dream) ran around with one kid in her arms. i stopped her, and asked if i could take a picture. she nodded, an all over circle with her head. click. when i … Continue reading #100womenproject – sapna, purushwadi

#100womenproject – the girl & me – jawahar, thane

early 2011. jawahar, thane just two hours away from mumbai, post a hearty lunch that left me bloated with a feeling that i would burst and looking almost on the verge of it like a raisin frying in ghee, i went down to the river. it was a quiet stream, that ran through a patch of plain land, the landscape was one you could find anywhere, in any … Continue reading #100womenproject – the girl & me – jawahar, thane

the girl in rural andhra pradesh

august, 2009 – rural andhra pradesh near kurnool.  it was a rural research study in andhra pradesh to understand awareness, malnutrition and the lives of village girls. the study meant it had to be conducted in a village off a town, X kms inside from the highway and many other criteria! having gotten through all of these obstacles, after traveling 2 hours from the nearby town of … Continue reading the girl in rural andhra pradesh

#100womenproject – jaisalmer, rajasthan: “i let my girls go…”

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…”