What a tiny firefly taught me 3 summers ago

I still remember the first time I caught a glimpse of a firefly, No ,No it wasn’t when I was a child, it was a mere 3 years ago in a small town in Florida. After hearing so much about how magical and beautiful they look,I finally caught sight of one quite by accident.I was…

New York City- Thanksgiving

It’s been a long time since My last post. Wait , before you accuse me of being lazy I have a valid excuse. I was moving to a different continent and it was so sudden and there was so much to do , so many hurried goodbyes to say. And I arrived in the US…

Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! What distracts you?

via Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! As i read the photo challenge prompt, i thought about what usually distracted me from work. I have to be honest when i say whenever i am at work or painting  or writing ,its hard for me to be distracted. However, lately i have been craving for distractions, not from…

Photo Challenge: Elemental

via Photo Challenge: Elemental It was the first week of June. The  southwest monsoons had set in, everyone was talking about the rains, the news channels, family from different parts of the countries. However, Chennai remained the same. I knew that monsoon in Chennai was usually during October  to November, yet a small part of…

Hyderabad an old world charm

via Daily Prompt: Spicy The city of Hyderabad is famous for irani chai, Charminar, spicy biriyani and pearls. I love this quaint city with its old world charm and slow paced lifestyle which makes visitors feel at home.  So when I was given the task of showing K around ,I decided to take him to…

Flashback-Araku valley

via Daily Prompt: Casual As we traveled by the train from Vishakapatnam to Araku,our excitement knew no bounds. The long train weaved in and out of the many tunnels along the route and we screamed for fun whenever we passed through the pitch dark tunnels. Araku valley was considered to be an offbeat place in…

Lost and found

via Daily Prompt: Toothbrush I was all of 8 or was it 9? I don’t remember exactly . We were  on our way to Araku valley this was way before it became a tourist spot filled with hotels. My mother’s friend’s friend had been kind enough to open their doors to us for those few…

Staying fit on the road

I walked into the doctors office and went through the customary weight and  BP check up. The nurse loudly announced my weight and height for everyone to hear, not really caring that I was cringing in embarrassment especially when she mentioned the weight . I racked my brains thinking of how I had put on…

Yercaud- A tryst in the Shervarayan range

The itch to travel started a little too soon this time. Eyebrows were raised when we announced we were going away for the weekend ,yet again. Anyway, this time we were joined by my dear sis. We boarded a train at Chennai and five hours later we were at Salem. From Salem to Yercaud you…

Yoga day -Flashback-Kerala-Sivananda ashram

It was  5:30 am and i  was bombarded by the customary whats app messages first thing in the morning. A dozen at least, wishing me “good morning”, the words imprinted on pictures of pretty birds or cups of tea. And one message wishing me a Happy yoga day.The message took me back, to the time…