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…

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…

Throwback-Amritsar

Amritsar, the name had such a far away feel to it.  I had only read about it in my text books. I could not contain my excitement as we made our way to the Railway Station since my cousin was traveling with us as well. My cousin, my sister and I were of the same…

Why i chose to travel

​”Why do you travel so much ?”    My colleague asked incredulously as i signed yet another leave application and hurried to human resources. Huh!? I had never really thought about it. It felt natural to me to be traveling to a new place or to visit my folks whenever I  had enough vacation time….

Offbeat things to do when in Pondicherry

I woke up shivering as the wind blew in, through the open door. I looked around groggily and noticed a faint orange glow in the distance. K called out excitedly, “Hey its almost sunrise, lets head to the beach”. It was December and one of the best times to visit Pondicherry. The weather was cold…

Things to do in Valparai

Valparai is a hill station in the Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu. Nestled in the Western Ghats this lesser known hill station is a nature lover’s paradise and is perfect for sighting many endemic species of flora and fauna. I have listed below some of the places i personally liked during my visit there a…