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…

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…

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…

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…

 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…

Glamping in Valparai -India

  My phone beeped with an update, “the bus leaves in ten minutes”. Are we going to make it? I wondered as I got into the cab. Yes! We made it. Thanks to the customary chai break . It was mid May, I was dreading this trip to be honest. To travel in May especially…