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!

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

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

BangaloreDiaries

Bangalore Diaries

6 months in the city and I find myself eligible to write a post on Bangalore. I have so much to share and hence you might feel this post is a random blabber in a coffee shop. Anyways, so I was not new to Bangalore. My then boyfriend and now husband did MBA here so… Continue reading Bangalore Diaries

marriage · pondering

Theory of new birth

Everyone keeps talking about having a baby, taking a chance ..are you trying.. Oh! still no news, consult a doctor yaa.. blah blah blah.Be it your parents, in-laws, relatives, friends you know, people you don’t know, I get a piece of advice about it from every corner of the world around me. But, nobody talks… Continue reading Theory of new birth

BangaloreDiaries · road trip · RoadTrip · Travel

Hampi

Since the day we started the trip till today- when it’s been 4 days that we are back- I kept thinking about the start of this post. I wanted it to be interesting or a little funny, basically something different than my usual style. I am afraid, I couldn’t come with anything intriguing. So, I… Continue reading Hampi

Chennai

That’s what I will miss about Chennai!

Hello lovely readers! It’s been a month for me to be away from Mon Odysseys and you all. I missed you too 🙂 But I had good enough reasons to do so and don’t worry I will be coming up with some interesting posts soon. So, though you hardly had any updates from me ,… Continue reading That’s what I will miss about Chennai!

pondering · traditions

New laws of Life

This post is dedicated to all the stereotypical Indian families with narrow-minded  or a little open-minded or complete orthodox mentality. I totally understand the path to successful life according to YOU School -> College -> Job -> Marriage -> Baby -> House  or House first then Baby then repeat! Baby’s School -> Baby’s College -> Baby’s… Continue reading New laws of Life

travel hacks

Have plan, will Travel!

What’s more interesting about the vacation than the destination ?  For most of you it will be the  company you are going with, may be the shopping before and during the trip or may be photography bit of it. For me , it’s the planning! We have been planning our trips from day 1. Be… Continue reading Have plan, will Travel!

hotel · Travel

Tea gardens and much more!

When we were planning the trip to Munnar, I knew that, I would come back and write a post about it. It has been a major driving force for my travels these days. It feels great going back in time with words. So, this time as well, I knew it would happen. However, I thought, I would… Continue reading Tea gardens and much more!

Travel · travel hacks

Vagabonding

As a new day starts, you welcome a day by not opening your palms and chanting ‘karagre vasate’ (a Sanskrit shlok) but by a touch on the ‘f’ icon on the phone. A few scrolls down or may be a scroll down on timeline and you come across posts like, “10 places to visit before… Continue reading Vagabonding

jewelry · Shopping

Aabhushan

Gone are the days when we used to wait for occasions to go shopping. Those were the days when markets overflowed before festivals. Family shopping was a ritual which was strictly followed during festivals and of course for birthdays. Now, we shop for any small reason or even for no reason. Shopping is treated as… Continue reading Aabhushan

Travel

And where is the world’s second largest mangrove?

Disclaimer: Dear readers, this post has no thought provoking statements or touching experiences or any amazingly written paragraphs. This post is just a record of an impromptu trip to an interesting place I recently have been to. Let’s get to the point now! We all have heard about and are already impressed with Pondicherry. The amazing… Continue reading And where is the world’s second largest mangrove?

pondering

Live and let live!

  It all started with my friends buying homes. We are not even in our 30s and thanks to big fat salaries, onsite opportunities and of course parents’ support guys and gals are taking a leap in life. They are able to enjoy achievements which our parents experienced in late 30s or 40s. I remember… Continue reading Live and let live!

Travel

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!

food

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

pondering

Look back 2016

December 2016! It’s that time of the year when you pause for a while and look back at the year gone by. Time to go through the resolutions made for the year, to be happy for what is achieved and to be sad for what is yet to be achieved and also to feel irritated… Continue reading Look back 2016

BangaloreDiaries · Travel

Badami

It’s the sandstone which fascinated me to plan a trip to Badami. The ‘Badami’ (almondish) color of the sandstone led to its name- Badami. I am not a history fanatic or a bear a keen interest in carvings etc but the overall landscape of the destination looked promising. Plus, it was just 139km  from Hampi so… Continue reading Badami