A visit to Balaji Mandir

balaji 1 An old pic of the temple premises taken from their website

I have mentioned earlier that my mom is in town and have been staying with me and my sister for almost a month now. Needless to say that I am enjoying every bit of her stay with perks like home-cooked food, an organized home and kitchen and the best part is that there is someone always waiting for me when I am back home from office. 🙂 (more…)

Entry to Pondy….


#Pondicherry Diaries – Part 1

2015 has been a not-much-travel year for me. Apart from a quick trip to here & there nearby, I was somehow not able to manage a proper break, away from the fast-pace and tiring life around me. And this was why, I was longing for a proper holiday. Lazy, peaceful and some good food – this was the kind of break I was interested in. So when I read the tagline (GIVE TIME A BREAK) and the following in the Official Website of Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry, I knew where I had to go. 🙂

“If peace and a break is the most sought after, then Pondicherry is surely one of the choicest holiday destinations in South India. The town offers a unique experience with its mix of modern heritage and spiritual culture. With a predominantly historical background, Pondicherry takes one century back in time.”


PHOTO FRIDAY (13): Canopy – love

WP_20150419_006 “Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
― Vera Nazarian


Photo Friday (7) – The Sea

WP_20140417_075  “She loved the sea. She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free as well.”  (George R.R. MartinA Storm of Swords) (more…)

Being Un-fair

Beauty-Quotes-21I came across the blog of an interesting lady Rohina (who blogs at through that of my friend Anannya (who blogs at ODDS AND ENDS). Rohina has taken up a unique project in her blog called THE UN-FAIR PROJECT. Check out the three posts she had done till now where she had featured some very gorgeous & beautiful ladies – Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.

I cannot say for the rest of the world, but in and around me I have seen many a times people considering only women with fair skin, good height, sharp features, long silky hair – to be a beautiful one. Anyone (more…)