About me..

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, Su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!!
I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer of armed forces and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a home-maker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family.
But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly.
With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere.
Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday….

13 thoughts on “About me..

  1. Dear Madam,

    I’m glad to introduce myself to you. I’m Sathiskumar Shanmugam from Chennai, A PR Professional. We are planning to organize a travel bloggers meet in Chennai for one of our clients in hospitality sector.
    We would like to inform you further on this regard. Kindly send us your contact details for the same.

    sathiskumar shanmugam
    Mobile: 99403 81092


  2. Hi Shoma abhyankar – Hope you’re well.

    I was wondering if I can get your email address or contact details?

    We are in the stages of planning an exciting new contest for travel bloggers and photographers who’ve visited, or plan to visit Thailand, and we want to get as many talented people as we can on board.

    To let everyone know more about the full details and great prizes we need to make as contact with as many bloggers and photographers as we can, to keep them updated via our newsletter.

    I hope to hear from you soon


  3. Hi Shoma,
    I was just traversing the womenweb site and I got to read one of your blog regarding maintaining the long distance relationships. It was wonderful and from there I got here on your own blog space 🙂 I too have travelled ample of places- Leh, Nainital, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Sikkim, Darjiling,Puri, Bhiubaneshwar, Deoghar, Varanasi, Nashik, Pune, Mumbai- list goes on an on.
    But have not shared my experiences yet 😦 But yes, I Write reviews on trip advisor and now registered on womenweb . I am just hoping to write more and more and you have inspired me too much, though my name is Prerna (inspiration )
    Great going 🙂 Well done:) and keep blogging and inspiring ….Thumbs up




    1. Thank you Prerna for such huge compliment. I am glad you liked my blog and are inspired to start one too. I am myself still learning and have still long way to go.
      Best wishes for your blog. Hope to read it soon.


    1. Thank you Rashmi. Just read about Pondicherry at your blog…brought back memories. I have however yet to see the French yellow houses and maitri Mandir….visited when it was still under construction.


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