Category: Travel & Food

Vancouver on a platter

Some of my best memories from Canada involve food. I’m a sucker for trying out different cuisines. Just the perfect thing to do in a place like Vancouver that is a melting pot of diverse ethnicities and cultures. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the best on offer from an array…


Hopping on and off through Vancouver

I had not ventured out to explore the city for almost the first ten days of my reaching Vancouver. Suddenly one day I realized that there was so much to see and do that time would run out if I did not start right away. So off I went exploring the best options for covering…


A tiny glimpse of Vancouver

Hola, folks! How have you been? I had been away from this space for a long long time. My personal priorities took a forefront. I was off to Canada to drop my son to the university that he was joining. People who are regulars here have read the open letters that I wrote to him…


Mesmerizing Mauritius

This post comes almost four months later than schedule. Last May saw me heading towards Mauritius for my much deserved annual vacay with the family. Thanks to the pictures clicked on the trip, I had a whole bunch of memories and details to write about. I favor beach destinations. There’s something about the tranquility found…


Mad About Mangoes!

Q: What’s the best thing about Indian summers? A: ┬áMANGO! Could you have thought of a better answer to that question? None other, right?! The whole trauma of enduring the heat, sweat, and sizzle gets compensated by this short-term visitor to our fruit market called the Mango. The title, the King Of Fruits, is truly…


Memoirs of Sivananda Ashram

I had to get away. Somewhere close to nature,where I knew no one. The daily humdrum of life had got to me and I needed  to be by myself for a while. Hence, in a heartbeat I decided to go to the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala. Had heard a lot about the place from a…


Melodrama at Haji Ali!

Yet another adventure today, after the nerve-racking dune bashing at the desert safari in Dubai a month ago. But this time around it seemed perfectly plotted by the Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari himself. A visit to Haji Ali was not a part of the agenda when we set off impromptu, for a trip to…