a peep into hinduism at bali

I went to Bali with a preconceived notion of what to expect from the Hinduism practised there, but came away with different experiences. This is but a glimpse into few of them as we walk around the famous Uluwatu Temple at Bali. Continue reading a peep into hinduism at bali

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8 must do experiences at dover

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

the importance of being mauritian

I was in Mauritius all of last week. And like all social media addicts, I bombarded my accounts with photographs and status updates, more to quench my need to have a voice in the maze of travel writers, than to actually be of some use. Or so I think. Now that I am back, and have the luxury of longer posts, and more space to express, I hope to … Continue reading the importance of being mauritian

of long trips, homesickness and actual sickness!

i’ve been AWOL and still generated so many views this month, makes me wonder if being AWOL is the way to get readers. when i do write, few views, when i don’t many more views. hmmm… i’ve been away for two weeks, and then it takes me a few days to get back into routine or maybe more! i send out emails that were meant to be sent … Continue reading of long trips, homesickness and actual sickness!

why you should stay at anegudi not hampi

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

the “church” in churchgate

If you’ve lived in Mumbai even for a short while you would have come across Churchgate station — that is the first stop on the Western line at the extreme South of Mumbai. But what many people do not know is the reason why it’s called Churchgate? Don’t we sometimes say words so often we even forget why they must have had an origin? What’s the ‘Church’ and … Continue reading the “church” in churchgate

it’s navroz, let’s PARSI!

My latest article that was posted on Lonely Planet India’s website today.  Check it out, and let me know what you think! The original link — It’s Navroz, let’s PARSI! August 18 is Parsi New Year and while the Parsis are celebrating with prayers and festivities, let us celebrate this wonderful community. Let’s get a little bit of ‘Parsi’ in each of us. Walk by a Parsi … Continue reading it’s navroz, let’s PARSI!

the freedom trail mumbai!

This article just went up on Lonely Planet India’s website. Let me know what you think 🙂 And Happy Independence Day to all the Indians out there! Visit it here: The Freedom Trail, Mumbai.   Mumbai might have blossomed under British attention but this city also played a crucial role in the fight for an Independent India. The first ever session of the Indian National … Continue reading the freedom trail mumbai!

The pyaus of an erstwhile Bombay

this piece recently appeared at thealternative.in. i don’t know how many of you subscribe to your facebook page so thought might make sense to paste it here too. let me know what you think. catch the original piece here: the pyaus of an erstwhile bombay. (yes, not everyone appreciates or understands my love for the democracy of smallcase.. so i listen. caps it is)   The … Continue reading The pyaus of an erstwhile Bombay