The cheering got louder as one of the hatchlings overtook Usain Bolt. It stopped just before the water, and the crowd became quiet, waiting. The hatchling lurched forward, but was pushed back by a wave. A collective sigh escaped. The hatchling edged on, moving slowly through the cloggy sand, till another wave carried it into the water, to its home. The crowd clapped, happy. In those 20 minutes, we had felt we were part of that tiny turtle’s journey. Continue reading velas: baby steps into the future
“Katrina and her cousin went on a short trek nearby, and by the end there were 60 or 70 leeches on her. Poor thing, she is a city girl, didn’t know what to do! When she came back we removed all the leeches, then I had to sweep the blood off the floor with a broom.” Morvarid said in a voice barren of the colour … Continue reading where the wild things really are
A short story written for a competition in India. It made it to the short-list. Continue reading rock, paper, scissors
Hello everyone. At the outset, my apologies. I have been very irregular here and I have no excuses. I had no ideas/motivation in October. Then to push myself to write more I’ve set myself some huge targets in writing for November and December and taken on some work that maybe I shouldn’t have given the time = money equation. What am I upto? I am working on … Continue reading waddle on!
This is my first piece that’s up at HappyTrips.com, yes the name is suspiciously close to my last editing assignment… but everyone seems to love connecting ‘happiness’ with ‘travel’. And I’m most happy about this. (Did I push it too much?) 8 experiences you do not want to miss in Dover Dover stands facing France at the point closest to the European Continent with just the English Channel … Continue reading 8 must do experiences at dover
Hello! I haven’t been here for around two weeks and that is shabby on my part. I haven’t really been busy enough to use that excuse… let’s just say I didn’t end up writing so there are posts in the ‘draft’ mode that haven’t been published (edited sufficiently!). I am rushing away today to Himachal on a two week work trip and will be back only towards … Continue reading hello & I will be back
This longish post won me Rs. 25000 in the Airbnb and Happy Tripping contest. I’m all smiles, will be like that all day. Read on for great Airbnb options in Australia and some tips on what you should do. Continue reading around australia in 8 airbnb (stays!)
First Published at: Why I’m Glad I Stayed at Anegudi Instead of Hampi (The Alternative) The turn of the highway was just before the toll-road, my husband and I debated whether it was the right one, but with no mobile network to reconfirm, the satellites directed. We were bang in the middle of our 10 day long road-trip from Mumbai to Karnataka. Earlier in the day we … Continue reading why you should stay at anegudi not hampi
hello everyone, this is a thank you note to all the readers who have been visiting this blog even though I’ve been AWOL (I learnt the full form only today) for the longest time. while i didn’t mention it here on the blog, but did on facebook (follow the page fbl.me/mtga to be inundated by more me, me and me!) i was away in AUSTRALASIA (say it loudly … Continue reading hello, thank you and i’m printed!
I’m in the National Geographic Traveller India – November Issue. Yes, I need to say it aloud often to believe it. It might not be a big deal, but it is my first article in such a reputed travel magazine’s print edition. I have written about this homestay in Bhimtal, Kumaon region in the North of India. The article is tucked away in the ‘Stay’ Section. Needless … Continue reading I’m in the national geographic traveller india!