The Vibrance of Barcelona, in pictures – I

During a wonderful trip to Europe in 2006, we spent a few days in the vibrant, colorful city of Barcelona in Spain. I was so fascinated by the place that even now, I have a… Continue reading

Travel: Then and Now

Travelling has always been and continues to be a great learning experience for our little family. Some aspects, though, have changed in recent times. Then: Wild (as in wildlife :)) and remote destinations were among our top choices.… Continue reading

Escape to Dubai – III

Click here to read the latest version of this blog post. Having spent a lovely two days in Dubai(read Escape to Dubai – I and Escape to Dubai – II), we looked forward to the… Continue reading

Escape to Dubai – II

Read the latest version of this blog post here. Our Dubai story continues from Escape to Dubai – I. Day 2: Friday is the day of prayer and rest, and hence, the metro… Continue reading

Kabini Calling

The first ‘wild’ destination of the year 2009 was unanimously chosen – Kabini! After earlier visits to Jungle Lodges Resorts at Bandipur, Bannerghatta, K.Gudi (B R Hills), Dubare and Bheemeshwari, we decided to… Continue reading

Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window, by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (Translated by Dorothy Britton)

I stood in front of the bookshelf, wondering what to read. Suddenly, I glanced at a new addition, Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window. Intrigued by the title, I took a closer look… Continue reading

Escape to Dubai – I

Read the latest version of this blog post here. With heavy monsoon showers lashing most parts of India at this time of the year, we decided to escape to ‘dryer’ land for a… Continue reading

There’s No Such Place As Far Away, by Richard Bach

“Once upon a time, in a land far far away..” – Most books that I read during my early childhood would begin in this way. And so, when I recently spotted the title… Continue reading

Les Petits Enfants du siècle, by Christiane Rochefort

Read the latest version of this blog post here. In this book, the author narrates the story of Josyane, as she grows from childhood to adolescence, and then, the brink of adulthood. From… Continue reading

A long walk

I love long walks, I have always enjoyed them. And I often find myself humming, ‘It’s a beautiful morning….’ [http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/a/abeautifulmorning.shtml], one of my favorite ‘walk-time’ songs. For the past few months, a typical 10-minute morning… Continue reading