This is the last in the series. Check out the previous posts in The Chronicles of Village Life series under Jharkhand Diaries. There are now barely a few days to go before school reopens after the summer vacations. The first thought of living in a village was exciting and instilled in me a sense of thrill. Sure, … Continue reading The Chronicles of Village Life – Part V
When I first started this blog, it was only a testing platform for me to gauge my writing skills. I also wanted to use it as a platform to showcase my write-ups as samples, while pitching to prospective clients. I hadn't ever expected the response it got. Neither had I expected the paths it would lead … Continue reading The Road Ahead
I promised. So I deliver. After all, Derek Shepherd said ... Oh well, I can't remember anything he said that fits the situation. Let's just get on with it, shall we? I am taking My Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter and we have to read four blogs every day as part of the … Continue reading New Blogs I Discovered Last Week
6 months of living in Agra ten years ago and then a memorable trip last year weren’t as fulfilling and enriching as this particular trip was. A travel review assignment thanks to the IndiaisCalling initiative and HolidayIQ and I was back in the 'City of Taj' that had first given me the hands-on experience of working … Continue reading Unseen Agra – 5 Off-Beat Places To Visit
When I had first started blogging, my very first instinct was to make this a travel blog. In fact, my very first post was a hotel review which no one read. 😀 Then Blogging U. happened and it set me off on a journey of blogging and writing in genres that even I didn't know … Continue reading Partner: Bloggers and Social Media Influencers with Indiaiscalling.com
There’s something special about women breaking free from the shackles of society. What better way to liberate oneself than travelling the world- like a free spirit, visiting exciting destinations, meeting new people and exploring the unknown. Moreover, if your travel organiser is an all-women team or one that specializes in women-only groups, wouldn’t that be … Continue reading Travel Companies that are Redefining Women Travel in India
10 Women-Friendly Work Spaces In India - An article written for Sheroes.in by yours truly. I am sharing here an excerpt along with the link to the full article. Hope my writer or entrepreneur friends would find it helpful. Start-ups and entrepreneurship are the latest trends in modern and developing India, of course. And despite … Continue reading 10 Women-Friendly Work Spaces In India
Great points to read and consider when travelling to India.
No, we aren’t as backward as some of our politicians may make it look like. Yes, you do need to be careful.
Couldn’t have written a better advisory post myself.
So, thank you, Jean, for writing and sharing this – you’re more Indian than ‘foreigner’. 🙂
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I am an American woman traveling alone in India. I am not, however, a typical tourist. Before my current stay, I lived for 3 years in Mumbai. During that time, I visited 12 states, primarily in North India, although I made it as far south as Kerala. Since my husband and I left India 2 years ago, I’ve returned to India twice. Both times alone.
I have a deep love and respect for the complexity and diversity of Indian culture (really cultures). I understand how greatly it differs from my own. Even how one part of India differs from another. One reason I decided to stay in Bangalore was to gain a better appreciation for South India as I have spent so much time in the north. Bangalore is as different from Mumbai as LA is from New York.
Today, reports indicated that Mahesh Sharma, the Indian Minister for Tourism…
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Back in 2010, my parents and I went on our first international holiday - to Thailand. Because it was the first such trip to foreign shores, and also filled with many firsts, it was indeed a very exciting and fun holiday for us. Filling out immigration forms, going wide-eyed at the duty-free stores, having our eyes … Continue reading Fish Therapy!
Agra is a city of many architectural marvels. Every visit makes you fall in love with it even more. During my recent visit to the city - one after ten years, I realized how much I had missed it. It has its own charm and despite being close to the National Capital of Delhi and … Continue reading 7 Things You Must Experience in Agra
Life is a narrow road, isn't it? It is full of difficult choices, steep falls, sharp twists and yet we manoeuvre through them all - sometimes through sheer grit and determination; sometimes through the support of family and friends. Being too philosophical, aren't I? Can't help it. Reading 'To Cancer, With Love' by Neelam Kumar is doing … Continue reading The Narrow Path of Life
This past weekend Wandering Soul and Ms. Sassy (of Sass and Sauce) spent a fun-filled day in Agra. It was her first visit to the 'City of Taj' and one after ten years for me. As if this wasn't enough to make the trip special, what happened on the trip itself catapulted us over the moon. … Continue reading Cherry on The Chocolate Cake
Read Part 1 and Part 2 We had plans to visit the beautiful Tsomgo Lake and Nathula Pass, Indo-China border on Day 2, which was scrapped due to incessant rains in Gangtok and fresh snowfall in the higher region. No amount of wailing and bawling made Nature change its mind. Our driver then suggested a trip … Continue reading Stories of Sikkim Part III
Sikkim is a beautiful state located in the north-eastern corner of India and its location in the mountains offers ample natural and also man-made attractions. From scenic views of the majestic Himalayas to architectural wonders, it has surprises in store at every turn (Pun not intended 😀 ) On my recent trip, my parents and … Continue reading Stories of Sikkim Part II
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine They say travel teaches you more than anything else can. I have known this to be true and personally enjoy travelling. The experiences that it offers and the learnings it imparts are unmatched and cannot be compensated … Continue reading Stories of Sikkim
Released in 2011, this film had been on my list of 'Movies to Watch' for quite some time now. I finally got down to watching it yesterday and was blown away. https://youtu.be/dDY89LYxK0w Official Synopsis: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly … Continue reading Why Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is My Favourite Film
Yup! This is exactly one of those To Do/Must Visit lists that encourage you to visit some obscure places before you die, as if the world is coming to an end tomorrow and you'd have missed something if don't rush out there now. Well, the truth is the world didn't end on December 12th, 2012 … Continue reading 5 Must Visit Destinations in 2016
This photograph was taken on a recent trip to Chandigarh. My mom and I, after a hectic day of sight-seeing and shopping, sat down at an oriental restaurant, for an early dinner. We had stared at the small, rectangular try when the server had placed it in front of us. The variety of sauces and … Continue reading Sauce Bowls
Check your calendar before planning your itinerary. Check for long weekends; or a working day flanked with two public holidays. If there are any public holidays just before or after your preferred dates, club them in to plan a longer trip. That way, you'll be able to plan your dates better, and make the most of a holiday/long … Continue reading Travel Tip of the Week
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I think sometimes, it may go well beyond that, especially if the picture triggers off an avalanche of beautiful memories and takes you off on a trip down memory lane. This is the beautiful Pykara Lake in Ooty, a quaint hill station in India; which is where … Continue reading Pretty Picture of the Week