In spite of moving countries, travelling and a precipitous drop off in blog posts, 2017 has been a fantastic year of reading. I did a poor job of keeping track of all my books and had to try and reconstruct it all over the last few days. I added them all to Goodreads because that was the easiest way to go about it. If you want to see the list, I believe clicking on the infographic on the left will...Read More
Bombay to Birmingham, and everything in between.
I’d like to ring in this New Year 2018 with a post that is a recap of my 2017 year in travel. From moving countries to my first snowfall, the adventures of this tiny lady has evolved significantly over this last year. Here's a look back at how far we travelled and what our favourite memories were: Moving back to Bombay: (December 2016) After spending 2 years of working and living abroad in t...Read More
Formerly known as @Miss_Mused
Many of you would have recently noticed the sudden name change on all my social channels from @Miss_Mused to now being @nickolaikinny Changing your name so dramatically and without warning isn’t something many of us would consider, so I thought it would be fun to tell the story of why I changed it and then tell you the story about a girl who was once known as @Miss_Mused. I decided to change i...Read More
Chasing adventures with The Man.
My dad "The man" has always played an important role in my life, from when i was younger and even until now. But the biggest life lesson or quality he instilled in me from a very early age was my thirst for travel and adventure. I remember the memories like they were yesterday. While most of his plans involved pulling us out of school for a few days to discover and learn while we traveled. ...Read More
The Golden Temple
I have seen many places, but none like thee ! Oh the peace, calm and serenity I feel. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid my eyes on. Truly magnificent and unlike any splendor in all it’s golden glory. Shining like the glint in each human eye present here. The recital of prayers and chants leave me speechless. Mesmerized by the environment around me and heart warmed and hum...Read More
A journey to give back to the world , the universe , the people... through random acts of kindness one for every day for December (View my TED talk on this topic) Day 1 – Share tea collection ! Im sharing my collection of tea from places ive traveled to with : - @magali_cbecause i love her pins on tea and reading her blog :) -@hiway because now n then im greeted on my reader with d be...Read More
My Jagriti Yatra
Earlier this month I mentioned that I was going away on a journey, a journey of transformation and discovery . A yatra … The Jagriti Yatra takes hundreds of India's highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 20-25 and experienced professionals with age above 25, on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The a...Read More
Thought for the day..
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his ...Read More
Travel takes me….
“Travel takes me away from society its norms and prejudices , travel takes me....to me ” – Nickolai KinnyRead More
Time to say goodbye ,not
The hardest part of any friendship is when it's time to say goodbye. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. The universe may seem huge and the rift between friends on opposite side of the world may seem a great distance. There are many tools available with which we can communicate, but even without these tools there is a secret that only real frie...Read More
A Self discipline need.
Sometimes certain things happen to us which causes us to take a step back and question our motives, question our choices and then eventually question ourselves and who we've become. These thing may not always happen when we are down and sad but sometimes when we are happy , only difference is that when we are happy we don’t realise our sub-conscious pointing out the flaw..Our happiness is enough ...Read More
To quote, or not to quote?
I love Shakespeare, Hence i decided to compile a list of my top 15 favourite Shakespearean quotations :) The lady doth protest too much (Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230) If music be the food of love, play on (Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3) All the world's a stage (As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143) Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind (A Midsummer Night's Dream ...Read More
A destined traveller
I like to believe that in my past life I was a traveller. And even though my body may have perished my thirst for travel is ever alive. I’m not aware of what I’ve already covered and what I have yet to cover ,but I believe I must start somewhere since there always is an origin and there always is a calling... Every life has an origin and they are varied and they make us distinct .We st...Read More
Anthologies of love and loss
It stayed there, still and motionless... reminding her of the drunken and mad night that was the epitome and highlights of her emotions in the last few years. The pretence of an existence and just for the sake of living. It stayed there staring back at her, crumpled and creased on the floor , with a few buttons that rolled n sprawled away from the scene of passion. She picked it up and it smelt...Read More
Road-trip to Korlai and beyond.
Where - Korlai and a few other places Why - To touch the Arabian sea, to feel, to live & to smile :) Who - Nickolai Kinny 4.30 am- it was still dark outside and we gathered at borivli, all bundled and dressed like the winter collection for Benetton except for Kris of course who decided on shorts ..but nothing Kris does is to be made sense of :P 4.45 am - we’ve sorted our bags and I...Read More
Madness Mandali – New book coming out this November!
Dear 21 Year Old Self
I’m sorry your no more, but with your abandonment comes a chance to explore and move on and live some more.Thank you for getting your life back on track for being driven, passionate and faithful to you writing. For transforming years of emotions and words into Kieran. Thank you for finishing what you started and with that, I mean studying - I’m glad you chose to study about travelling… for pushing...Read More
“From the moment we take our first gulp of fresh air, her existence melts away to become one with us and from thereon our smiles, tears and dreams become hers.” Mom has selflessly raised us, and always been there when she was needed. She made nothing seem too tough, or too long, or too high, or too wearisome when she was by my side. She’s always been there for us through good times or bad. Anyth...Read More
Ode to Dad …
Darrel Kinny (a.k.a dad to me and Ninoskha) Words can never do justice to describe a man who has made me everything I am today; The man who became my father had an entire existence before mine came into being and his life experiences made him everything he is. An amazing human filled my heart and mind with thousands of magical childhood memories, solid as a rock, always happy, never letting l...Read More