#TravelBlog : Darjeeling, West Bengal

Okay no apologies for being absent here. Truth is I have been travelling a lot and then there was work and pending reviews for the book blog and honestly there was less time to ease out and breathe. Travel takes up a lot of time, but your otherwise daily routine. But what makes it worth the…

#TravelBlog : Mcleodganj

I was talking to this colleague of mine about his latest travel to Kasauli when I first got this idea of penning down a travel post for the places I have been to. The thing is, even though the internet throws up lots and lots of information, relevancy and accuracy of the same can never…

#TravelBlog : Te Aroha, Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand

Every once in a while you would want to take off to a vacation where all you want to do is soak up time and just unwind. January is that month for us since we have our anniversary and we usually want to kick start our year with some togetherness and pampering. Since it was…

#TravelBlog: Nathuakhan

Nathuakhan is in Uttarakhand, why pick the place? Well V loves to travel to Uttarakhand because the drive is easy, less time taking and roads are better. Most often since we head out in our car hence convenience and comfort is utmost to us, so we are not your usual budget traveler nor are we…

How is married life treating you?

I get asked this a lot and for someone who is still awkwardly married (in my head) I wince! I mean how is married life supposed to treat someone? You think through to get married right? And God forbid! If you were to answer that? Would they really want to hear details? I think not!…

Goodbyes

We don’t say goodbye anymore, we say leave me alone. I don’t want you. You’re not worth my time. I’m not sorry for breaking your heart because it was never even mine.  I read this article on Thought Catalogue that said, “We Don’t Say Goodbye Anymore, We Just Disappear” and it got me thinking. My initial reaction…

Disillusioned

How do you do it? Pick yourself up time and again. To resolve To fight harder To never give up? Days turn into weeks And then to months And years. Struggles remain Magnitude change and With it the pain. Rejection, Hurt Anguish Wallowing in self pity How do you do it? Pick yourself up Resolving…

#TravelBlog: Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar was a lucky find a couple of years back and since then we have been there three times, twice intentionally and third time we went back just to visit Manju Aunty the care taker of Mystic Mukteshwar, a homestay with 6 cottages. I simply love this place because of the warmth and love and…

Diwali

This weekend has been about setting the home in order and prepping up for Diwali and a lot of memories came tumbling out and hence the reflective mood. Diwali has been somewhat a time for family but not that big with Bongs hence I always found myself without a plan and often friendless. My Diwali…

#MarriedNotBranded

I read this tweet by Twinkle Khanna and I think no one has pegged the topic with so few words. This is one of those things which is a trigger to me. No one told me, I did not discuss it with my better half and surely I had never really thought for myself what…

#TravelBlog: Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett was an impromptu plan. We were both quite bugged with busy weekends and needed some time out. Hence began a witch hunt for a good place to stay! We usually go through Trip advisor extensively before zeroing on one. Let me define the kind of traveller we are, it would also give you…

#TravelBlog : London

So the bride in running shoes finally got married without the usual hullabaloo hence escaping what could easily give her the tag of the runaway bride. The best thing about the wedding was the honeymoon (yes i know that sounds a tad bit weird) but honestly we went for a quiet wedding for everyone’s sake but…

Bride in running shoes: Part 1 : Pre – Engagement

Less than a month to go for the engagement and I am off home to make arrangements. Clothes have to be planned, guest list, lodging for my new family, menu and scores of other things. I’m on a flight home at the moment, my first solo travel in more than an year. Eerie feeling it…

#TraveBlog: Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand > Mystic Mukteshwar : Review

It had been a few really hectic weeks and months since our last holiday and amidst maddening mundane life; we decided we needed a break. But with a long weekend coming up in exactly 5 days we barely dared to take chances but then we saw strangely that rooms were available so decided to just…