A Vegetarian’s Guide to Peruvian Food

Most people found it hilarious when they heard I was hoping to find traditional vegetarian food in Peru. I was a little worried that I might not be able to enjoy their cuisine but much to my delight I discovered that even though Peruvians relish their meat they do have equally tasty vegetarian options available….

What a Himalayan monk taught me about generosity

I scrolled through my Instagram feed when familiar looking,golden-hued peaks, stared back at me.I was instantly transported back in time. The year was 2004 and my travel happy parents had decided to embark on a journey to the Himalayas specifically Badrinath and Kedarnath.  This was our first meeting with the mighty mountains and to our…

How I spent Thanksgiving 2018

The day was perfect- a holiday in the middle of the week with no obligations to get out of bed and the subzero temperatures outside(-6 degrees celsius) met all my sleep- in criteria. However, K was determined to be a part of a beloved New York tradition and I tagged along to check out the…

Musings :-The connection between Dia del Muertos and fall

I opened my browser one morning and skulls in vibrant colors greeted me. Source wikipedia “Wait, wasn’t Halloween a few days ago?”I wondered and on further investigation realized that this particular Google doodle was to celebrate the day of the dead. I was familiar with the day of the dead or as they say in…

Hiking through Hudson Highlands state park -Fall Foliage: A photo essay

The weather forecast predicted rain, for the second Saturday in a row. I prayed for good weather since I was waiting to go hiking in Hudson Highlands park and hopefully catch some fall colors as well as some much-needed sunshine in the mountains. I remembered Nathaniel Hawthorne’s words as I fell asleep that night, “I…

Cold spring village- First impressions

Two of the most anticipated and dare I say celebrated seasons in New York are summer and fall. The day it was announced that fall is starting around 35 days ago( sep 22); I was amused to see everyone wearing a light jacket or a hoodie when truth be told it was still a bit…

Exploring NYC,one momo at a time-The 7th Annual Momo crawl

It was Sunday and fall had begun in New York bringing in crispy cold mornings and forcing us to wear more than a single layer of clothes. So one can say the timing for the 7th annual momo crawl was perfect because what better climate do you need to devour hot spicy momos than the…

Top 5 things to do when in Atlanta, Georgia

We had a really short but fun stay in Atlanta and while spending time with family we managed to do sightseeing as well ,so here is a short list of my top 5 places to visit when in Atlanta. 1.World of coca cola: World of Coca cola is located conveniently downtown and right next to…

Governors island- Things to do and see

As someone who lives in the bustling city of New york,sometimes the constant contact with other humans and the never ending running can be overwhelming and no matter how social one is;one starts craving some time alone. So after a couple of hectic weeks,i really wanted to visit a place where i could unwind;but didnt…

Hampi- A timeless wonder

Hampi #throwback After countless exams, the summer holidays were finally here. This meant mangoes, nimbu paani, endless hours of playing outside with friends, and unlimited cartoon time. Just like every other summer, our parents had planned a trip this year as well. This time we were paying a visit to the town of Hampi that…