Rantings of a Rainy Afternoon

On a cloudy day by the window of my room back in Kolkata, I was reading Oprah Winfrey's book What I Know For Sure. Page 181 reads "One day not long ago it rained for four hours straight. A steady downpour, and "then suddenly it stopped. Wow! Everything—trees, fences, sky—was luminescent. For me, nature is ...

Wandering at Wonderla: A short day trip from Bangalore

For people living in Bangalore, there is no dearth of places to visit just over the weekend - be it beaches or the tea and coffee plantations or the silent riverside resorts. But what if you've got only a day to spare and are still hungry for some fun and relaxation at the same time? ...

Travel Teaches- Beauty in Mundane Things

Sometimes in life, when you are traveling look out for all the imperfections a place holds. Its okay to not find a perfect frame, it's okay if a place is not conventionally insta-worthy and just like that it's absolutely fine if your life is going through phases of imperfection! Life and travel is all about ...

Property Review: Old Magazine House, Ganeshgudi, Dandeli

If bird watching is your drug, go no far beyond the Old Magazine House at Ganeshgudi for a high. The forest here is home to more than 40 local species and welcomes several more migratory species during the winter. My apologies for not being able to provide any more account on the details of bird ...

Travel Teaches: Inspirations Lies Everywhere

We probably only look out for the perfect shot when we are vacationing in a land far away. We look for the perfect sunrise on mountains and the picturesque sun setting behind the line where the sky meets the sea. We have talked about the crystal clear blue skies of the Pacifics or the Indian ...

Travel teaches: Hope & Compassion

If you are travelling in Germany or you live in Germany, you cannot possibly ignore the constant reminder of its troubled times and the Holocaust. And if your travel partner is a World War II buff like mine, you cannot escape but to revisit the memorials and museums highlighting the Nazi regime that the country ...

Travel Teaches: The Promise of Life

Life, as we all know in our own ways, is a strange thing - both the presence and absence of it. As I was basking in the joy of the 'presence' of it doing what I love most, traveling, I was hit with the 'absence' bit - I lost my father. That was life showing ...