Dubai, UAE

The greys and dust lined on the pages, turned into golden sprinkles just before hitting the ground, aided by the slanting sunrays escaping through the closed curtains. It was a hot summer afternoon. I was flipping through my childhood travel album and inevitably drowning in nostalgia. The process of planning our son’s maiden international tripContinue reading “Dubai, UAE”

Udaipur, Rajasthan

The joy of a lost traveler discovering an oasis in the heart of an arid desert,The epiphany experienced by the Sadhus meditating on the Ghats,The brilliance marked by the sunset silhouette of the solitary folk musician, The regality of the white marbled palaces andThe revolting walls in colors which can easily defame a kaleidoscope, TheContinue reading “Udaipur, Rajasthan”

Kandooma Island, Maldives

Pearl crushed to a powdery consistency,50 shades of blue with turquoise as the ring leader,a dash of chartreuse green seeping in from the magoo shrubs,the slow dance of the shredded palm leaves,the riyaaz of the sea breeze,sunlight spilling from an unfathomable jar,a pinch of moonlight to accentuate the pearly attire… AAAND Voila!  Paradise was bornContinue reading “Kandooma Island, Maldives”

South Goa, India

5th to 7th Feb ’18: I opened my eyes and was engulfed in euphoria as I recalled that our 1st wedding anniversary awaited its celebration in the undisputed queen of all beaches in Goa – Palolem. After a hearty breakfast, we bid adieu to Baga and thus began a 3 hour road trip towards South Goa,Continue reading “South Goa, India”

North Goa, India

3rd to 5th Feb ’18: Someday when I visit Lisbon, I will be able to judge the authenticity of this old Goan saying – Jea konnem Goa pollelam, tannem Lisboa pollonvchi goroz nam, translating to “He who has seen Goa need not see Lisbon” Till then, I choose to not disagree. A comfort food forContinue reading “North Goa, India”

London, UK

It is said that “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” As we were about to step on the 6th month of our wedding, we reaffirmed our vows by gifting ourselves a beautiful adventure. It was time to get rich! This coupled with a late-night flight on an exploratory escapade wasContinue reading “London, UK”

Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

The 4 AM wakeup call never sounded more melodious. Our droopy eyelids were terribly confused with the static smile plastered on our faces even at this hour. We were headed to Ishigaki and that smile was here to stay! Sitting at the heart of Okinawan prefecture, Ishigakijima is the loving daughter of the Yaeyama family of islands.Continue reading “Ishigaki Island, Okinawa”

Suwakholi, Uttarakhand

1st Oct – 4th Oct ‘2020: A national holiday colliding with a Friday often triggers a riot in the mind, fed by slow trickling adrenaline and wanderlust. This long weekend portrayed similar character. The icing on the cake was the “Family First” holiday on Thursday, declared by my organization to aid employees escape the monstrous graspContinue reading “Suwakholi, Uttarakhand”