Outbound From Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2: Few Basics

I was over the moon....after all it was my first international trip! I was flying to New York from CSIA's T2, Mumbai and the excitement was palpable no matter how hard I tried to keep a lid on it! I was supposed to rest since the flight to Newark was at 2 am but sleep had long…

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Exploring The Best Of Beaches Along The Indian Coastline With Expedia

Flanked by Arabian Sea in southwest and Bay of Bengal in southeast, the Indian subcontinent juts out into Indian Ocean, the world's third largest ocean. Dotted with beautiful beaches, the coastal India boasts of  4671 miles of coastline. With Expedia it now is easy to search for best of beaches. I have had my share…

Shiva’s Manifestations

Mahashivratri, "the great night of Shiva", is one of those festivals that I looked forward to as a kid ...it allowed us to forgo the healthy veggies and pulses in meals for much tastier sweetmeats and special dishes...praying and fasting like adults never ever featured in the year long wait for the auspicious day. Celebrated on…

Two Days At Le Meridien, Coimbatore

What do you do if you have two days of ultimate luxury and no work...no agenda...no meetings and no kid in tow?? YES...you make the most of it and immerse yourself in the lap of luxurious comfort....At least that is what I did! It was scorching by the time we dropped our daughter at the pick-up…

Svatma: A Heritage Resort In Heart Of Thanjavur

The white and powder pink flowers gently nod from the Chinese honeysuckle creeper resting on a bluish pillar....the faint smell lingering in the air...the sound of gurgling water in the heart of town distracts you and a sideways glance satisfies your curiosity and surprise as you spot stone spouts disgorging clear water in a stone…

A Wishlist And Not The Bucket List!

As 2016 draws to an end, I reflect back on the year and its sweet and sour moments. The year has been quite fruitful but it is ending on literally a sour note for me....Why? 'Coz I got infected by the Chikungunya virus after a mosquito bite in November and it has been really crippling with…

The Temple Town of Rama’s Ishwar: Rameshwaram

I enjoy road trips; there is always something that catches the eye......people, landscape, birds, ruins, abandoned structures, amusing sign-boards or plain and simple food from a wayside eatery we might stop at. It's usually me who insists for a road-trip but this time the suggestion came from dear husband. He didn't have to ask me twice...…