Category Archives: Travel

10000 steps in Kaziranga


We are shivering in the morning cold in Kaziranga. We are on pins to get started on the Elephant Safari that will take us through the thick bushes and grasslands, to see the famed One-horned Indian Rhino. Nearly a hundred … Continue reading

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Up in the clouds….


We are up in the hills, on our way to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ and ‘the abode of clouds’! The road snakes right and left, as our car makes its way … Continue reading

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A walk down Howrah Bridge, Kolkata


It is only 4.50 p.m. and the sky is pitch-black! The city’s lights are glittering gems! As tourists, we had spent the day taking in all the ‘must-do’ local sights – the monuments, the temples and the zoo, with a … Continue reading

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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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