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: 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…

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…

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…

Focus-Weekly Photo Challenge-Driftwood  

  I am posting this picture in response to the Daily post’s weekly photo challenge. This shot was taken during our trip to Markanam,  a village near Pondicherry . As we strolled in the beach watching the sunrise,  this piece of driftwood was washed ashore and we were humbled when we saw the life that…

 Top 10 Things to do in and around Ocala  Florida

Ocala is a small town in Central Florida full of beautiful weeping willows and oak trees. Known as the horse capital of the world, most of the horses racing in the Kentucky Derby are grown here. At first glance it may seem that there’s not much to do.. Au contraire!  There is plenty to do…