Category Archives: Travel

Beckoning Backwaters – Travel Diary


My friends and I are on a houseboat in the Vembanad Backwaters of Kerala, India.  Truly, God’s own country. We lounge on the deck, soaking in the serenity, the lush greenery and the rippling waters, as our boat glides in … Continue reading

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The Great Wall and Time


The sun’s heat is scorching. We walk at a steady pace, completely awed.  We are at the Great Wall of China.  Before we reach the starting point, our guide briefs us about the Wall and its history, and loads us … Continue reading

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On the road….


We are on a road trip in the state of Tamilnadu in India. We are visiting many old temples in and around Thanjavur and Kumbakonam. It is quite hot, as our cab weaves its way through the most beautiful villages … Continue reading

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A walk on the Scottish moors


We are in a small coastal town in the Scottish highlands. It is a warm and pleasant day. The sun is out on a blue sky, and the waves are gentle as they approach the shoreline. Small families are scattered … Continue reading

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See you in a couple of weeks


Dear friends, I will be away from my blog for two weeks. Will catch up with you all soon. Cheers, Nimi

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Laws of motherhood


Law of hunger The amount of time that a mom delays meal preparation (for whatever reason) is directly proportional to the child’s hunger. Law of efficiency Whenever a mother cleans up her handbag and neatly organises it to include a … Continue reading

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Chic and smart…I wish


There is a heat wave in the region, and I feel irritable. Aircons, cold water and staying indoors are only temporary solutions. I sit in front of the TV, my mind far away, seeking some respite. A light bulb flashes … Continue reading

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Mrs & Mr. Myna


It is about to rain. The skies are about to open up. Time seems to have slowed down. A cool breeze sweeps into the house giving us a heads-up about the rain that will soon follow. The trees are swaying … Continue reading

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My Social Skill Set


Whether I like it or not, social media has become an integral part of who I am. In addition to all the ID cards I have, I now take great effort to maintain my online ‘social identity’.  Maintaining a social … Continue reading

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Simple lines


My sister loves to sketch. In fact, she sketches whenever she can. She always has a sketchbook about her person, and a satchel that holds sketching essentials. No wonder then that her son, my adorable three-year old nephew, wants to … Continue reading

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