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
A Walk Down Christmas Lane
I live in a tiny lil suburban neighbourhood in Borivali - Mumbai called IC Colony. On cold a December evening I walked through my neighbourhood, bundled in layers of warm clothing and Luke (my canon 550d) and as I enjoyed the wonder of subtle, yet beautiful Christmas decorations I also enjoyed the carols playing in the air and the scent of home-cooked feasts waiting to be devoured. I especially en...Read More
A toilsome meal
Thump ! Thump ! Thump ! It started with the pounding De-husking the skin from the rice With a heavy stick as her device Separating the two with a palm leaf sieve She wiped the summer's sweat off her face with her sari blouse sleeve She places the grains of rice between the 2 wheels While on her haunches she sits and kneels i watched her as she started to roll the stones Her body frail ...Read More
What the simple man said…
A wise man once said to me things that I couldn’t comprehend but this simple villager from Orissa , once said to me.... "A marriage is like fresh paint to a barren wall it gives one's life a whole new perspective. Once the paint fades out the wall may look shabby but one must not forget the foundation and love it was built with." -These picture 's were taken on my Yatra/Travel to...Read More
Travel takes me….
“Travel takes me away from society its norms and prejudices , travel takes me....to me ” – Nickolai KinnyRead More
Janmaashtami Festival – Mumbai
Janmaashtami 2011, a set on Flickr. Imagine this , 8pm - One street lamp - A human pyramid - & onlookers cheering as they attempt to touch the sky :) Janmaashtami, popularly known in Mumbai as Dahi Handi, is celebrated with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. The handi is a clay pot filled with buttermilk that was positioned at a convenient height prior to the event. The topmo...Read More
A Weekend with the Warli’s
On April the 24th & 25th i took a trip by myself, because all my friends were busy doing their own things to join me on this one . So went ahead and did this by myself. The train pulls away from Borivli its late as usual and now hurryingly making its way to Virar , where I meet the rest of the group. 10 mins into the journey and the air is much cooler and I’m surrounded by greenery while I lis...Read More
Exotic & Sinful Mumbai
You no longer have to search the world for each countries best dessert ... here’s where you can get your hands on a few of them in our very own Mumbai :) Go on live a lil and entice that sweet tooth, don’t forget to invite me along or save me a tiny piece :) Turkish delight - @ Istanbul trukish dessert – Oshiwara, Andheri Swiss chocolates - @ Choc-o-Bloc – Warden road Lebanese sweets - @ Re...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
"I am Optimus Prime and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting." -Optimus PrimeRead 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
The Ways of Walking..
The ways of walking include Strolling, Sauntering, Meandering, Hiking, Wandering, Walks, Journeys, Trekking, Tramping etc.And thats just what we did early one morning. It felt refreshing , rejuvenating and free.It made me feel insignificant and tiny amidst the mountains and trees and yet at the same time it made me belong and just be me. "The longest journey begins with a single step."- Lao Tsu,...Read More
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Skies above Skies
There are skies above skies, In other places Where things don't happen at all; And there is no truth, And there is no lie. And when you try to find them, You never succeed You just imagine you have; And then they are gone, Because there never was one. There is a dream inside a dream, That no one has seen And only you make them happen; And there is no truth, And there is no lie. -P...Read More