Do you believe in astrology? Do you agree that it’s all written in the stars? Do you feel that there is a divine connection to everything in the world? There probably is, but as mystifying astrology is, that much exhilarating astronomy is. And one just needs to take a trip to the planetarium, if not… Read More Star-factor.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day said Henry David Thoreau, an American Naturalist. He probably walked all day but morning in a park are literally blessings, maybe at times for the whole week. This last week for four days in a row I headed to the Lalbagh Botanical garden that… Read More A walk in the park!
Is it just me or is the world spinning faster these days?! As I run from pillar to post, or rather tree to tree, I can feel the universe, or at other times it’s just my 4 year old, making me wait it out and jeez that’s quite a feeling. Just like I keep my… Read More Cooling heels and jeez!
The home of Tashkent the foreboder of the silk route, the key of the Islamic Golden age, Uzbekistan, once a soviet country is ridden with gorgeous architecture, deep-rooted culture and a bounty of the earth, yes am talking about the fruits of the land quite literally. Most of the Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims, they comprise… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 5 – Uzbekistan with Chetna Ramachandra
Scotland is the home to golf! It houses the St Andrews Link, the oldest golf course in the world. It is also the most happy-go-lucky country there is, not listed on the happiest countries in the world, having their own share of rebels and personals, it is nevertheless a country in itself. A part of… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 4 – Scotland with Nishil Swamy
While researching for my podcast that features #🌏in83hours that airs on Google Podcasts, Spotify, I was reminded of a book that I had been meaning to read, Around India in 80 trains. Just while I was looking up the new books rack at the Bowring Institute library, I found that the author had by now,… Read More Book Review: Around the World in 80 Trains
Brazil is famous, Brazil is gorgeous, Brazil is heart-warming. Talk about the parties in Copacabana or the carnival of Rio, talk about the Amazonian forests that are stunning in all their might or talk about the bustle of Sao Paolo. Join in to hear of lesser known hotspots of Brazil and indulge in some Bosonovian… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 3 – Brazil with Roshan Swamy
Morocco is a country of culture, of luxury, straddling between two continents, Europe and Africa. Join in as Shilpa answers 83 questions about the country that is at once rich and varied, swamped with the Mediterranean Sea, wrapped with the Atlas Mountains. The vibe is wondrous. The very country that has given every glam queen… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 2 – Morocco with Shilpa Mithun
The last 16 months or so I kept replaying a particular incident in my mind, yes the twisting of my knee, the pop sound on the icy slopes of the Himalayas that led to a swollen knee, the sound in my head as soon as the pop happened, that I will be fine and then… Read More Bend so you dont break!
Costa Rica is a hot-dog country, sandwiched between two oceans. Join in as Unnati answers 83 questions about the country steeped in natural beauty and a content nature. The vibe is absolutely addictive. The place that is about 80% covered in forest, the place that inspired Avatar, the place where Jurassic Park was possibly filmed.… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 1 – Costa Rica with Unnati Pingle
I am not an adrenaline junkie and I still have to skydive and I am not even a sports person but I love doing things that set my heart thumping, I love trying new things, in short I love living my life to the fullest. Last winter I received a whopping ACL tear, meniscus tear… Read More Why I jump and ski and other stories!
Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens is an ode to nature, to the marshes, to solitude, to living amidst challenges, to thrive and to come out making a killing! Both literally and figuratively. After starting on the book several times and not getting past even one page on the Kindle, though I surprisingly love… Read More Where the crawdads sing. A book review.