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.
The Sahyadri Mountains or more affably called the western ghats are a range of mountains traversing across the states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They arent as high and lofty as the Himalayas, the highest point at 8,842 ft as against the Himalayas, at 8848m, making them roughly a third of… Read More Traipsing across the Western Ghats!
While I flit through a dozen apps to plan my next holiday, say Club Mahindra, Kayak, Calendar, Booking.com, Air BnB, Tata Neu, Taj Properties, am finding this term flashing all over Mobile-only price. With increasing apps becoming phone based, yes I am talking about Instagram the phone is getting irreplaceable and the personal computer? Defunct.… Read More Mobile-only life!
Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant create an endearing family that is bound by several trials of life, one being that of a disability of hearing. But this Oscar-winning movie touches all the right chords, it had me in splits and then it has me tearing up and in the end it… Read More Why everyone should watch CODA.
There is so much joy, pride In very happily staying live Carefree, blithe, living aloud In a massively puffy cloud No reason to whine arraign Jouissance runs in our veins Cheer is as cheer does shine It makes the world spin fine Little trickles of sparkle and twine Tie up the best there is in… Read More Straight-Dive at Thirty-five!
Curated by the Reves art gallery, in Bangalore, set in a delightful setting by the pool at Taj Westend, with a book in my hand, the evening was a picture of literally all of my favourite things. Here are a few of the works that caught my attention. Vaikuntam is evergreen ofcourse, but two pieces… Read More An evening in art!