movies · writing

Grey wala shade

With the years passing by, love handles accumulating at the waist and few strands of hair turning grey, I have made peace with the fact that I am getting older. The feeling actually is not that bad. We evolve with age. Growing older makes the picture clearer. I always knew what bores me but now… Continue reading Grey wala shade

BangaloreDiaries · homestay · Travel

Home away from home

I came to Ooty for vacation and landed up in my dream home. Wonder how? Well, I am not talking about Ooty which is oozing with hotels, restaurants and most ill-mannered constructed houses on the hills. I am talking about a villa, handsomely standing on a hill looking at Nilgiris. I could never recollect all… Continue reading Home away from home

Monsoon · Travel

Monsoon stories

Goa is not a vacation spot but an emotion, a  feeling and it is “to each his own”.  People get sentimental thinking about the first  college trip or first gang trip (secret) or a couple trip (again secret) to the beach paradise. It is one place where people of any age don’t mind going again… Continue reading Monsoon stories

PhotoBlog · Travel · Uttarakhand

For the exclusive traveler

For the first time since I started writing travelogues publicly, I was hesitant to share about one of my trips. First, because the places I had been to were so beautiful mainly because they are untouched. Untouched by commercialization,by chain of roadside  restaurants or cafes or shops and then the crowd and of course the garbage which… Continue reading For the exclusive traveler

hike · PhotoBlog · Travel


I was sitting next to him,resting by a big rock tightly holding his hand. No, it was not a romantic gesture,I was feeling  too cold, temperature dropping to around 12-15 degrees. I was adamant on staying in a camp while we were planning trek but we didn’t get it due to weekend rush. They say everything happens… Continue reading Triund

hotel · PhotoBlog · Travel · travel hacks

Greetings from Greece

It’s been a year and I have been postponing to write about our first together trip abroad. How procrastinating a person can be! Well, thanks to my plan for a month, at least I am able to complete my pending posts. 🙂 So, before memories fade away and I lose my notes made while planning… Continue reading Greetings from Greece


Offbeat Kodai

Karuna farms as name suggests is not a farm house! It’s a community. Yes, that’s what they call it. It is a community of people who come to a valley to relax, to trek, to practice yoga or just rejuvenate oneself. We went there just for a weekend and it feels like a week-long break.… Continue reading Offbeat Kodai

fashion · Style · traditions

An unusual pact!

5:00 AM One of those times when you wake up in the morning and inadvertently open face book and with winky eyes scroll down the timeline. I stopped at this one point and was lost in nostalgia. Thereafter, not sure when went back to sleep. My unconscious mind had already started on a trail of… Continue reading An unusual pact!

BangaloreDiaries · hike · Travel

Trekking our way to 2018

What do you need to successfully complete a trek? or to make it sound fancy, “to summit the mountain”? Well, I would say, Firstly –Courage Yes! It starts with this, agree or not. Courage to join a trekking group when you are completely aware that you have zero fitness level. You might have been avid… Continue reading Trekking our way to 2018

Travel · travel hacks

Why homestays?

Recently, I came across a post by Shivya Nath, a well known travel blogger wherein she talks about power of travel to change us. We keep saying how travelling to new places changes us, it widens our horizons, helps us to become broad minded etc etc. Does it really happen? I have seen so many… Continue reading Why homestays?

newfoundlove · writing

Le plaisir

Hi! Yes, after long! Today I am going to tell you what kept me busy for all these days  and that in turn will answer “the most asked question” to me. So, I have been learning French since last 6 months on every weekend. With husband to feed, house to take care of and be… Continue reading Le plaisir

marriage · traditions

Mantra for the ladies!

Okay! So I have  to get it out of my system. Yes, I am talking to my near and dear ones and letting out my anger, sometimes surprise and most of  the times opinions but now this deserves a wider audience. Today’s post is a request to all my dear aunties(masi, buva, chachi etc), sisters,… Continue reading Mantra for the ladies!


In my kitchen

I dedicate today’s post to the newbies in cooking, to working women who have to attend s invited ,wanted or sometimes unexpected /uninvited guests on weekdays and to one and all who want to spend time wisely in kitchen. I am not a pro in this field and my tips might come as common techniques… Continue reading In my kitchen

BangaloreDiaries · running · wellness

Miles to run before I sleep

“Run Pallu , run. ‘Brisk walking’ as you call it is not doing any good. You are not some retired person  not to be able to run.” My friend has kept on bugging me for a few years now.  My usual response has always  remained the same,” I can’t. I just can’t run. I can… Continue reading Miles to run before I sleep