The Farmers’ Market Returns

Excited on hearing about the restart of the Farmers’ Market after the monsoon break, we set aside half a Sunday to explore the market. However,…

Your Moment Is Waiting

Kerala Tourism’s new three-minute advertisement movie, Your Moment is Waiting, has already become talk of the town. The film was recently featured at Saatchi Gallery…

Five Monsoon Weekend Drives from Mumbai

Five Monsoon Weekend Drives from Mumbai

If getting out of Mumbai means Lonavala and Khandala for you, then read no further. Not that Lonavala and Khandala aren’t beautiful. They are indeed….

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

As we approach the entrance, the doorman ceremoniously lifts the bugle and plays. A little embarrassed, we enter the fort. More welcome ceremonies follow. A…

Of Faith & Creativity – Part II

Of Faith & Creativity – Part II

Most of us have grown up with the philosophy of seeing God in everything – in every stone, every tree, every human being, every animal…

A Toy Ride. A Joy Ride

A Toy Ride. A Joy Ride

It’s in the long list for UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Whether it will get the heritage tag or not, the Matheran Light Railway is a…

Mumbai Winter Visitors Turn Pink

By this time, they would’ve already set off to Kutch or getting ready for the journey. When we met them in December, they were busy…

The Enchanted Gardens @ Pune

It is a hard-to-miss board—The Enchanted Gardens—on the Mumbai-Satara highway, just after the Express Way ends in Pune. We have passed this board many a…

More Than Meets the Eye

This is not an automobile review blog. And we are not automobile experts to review a car. As travel lovers, the recent drive on Grande…

Birds of Tadoba

Birds of Tadoba

Tadoba has a rich bird life with over 160 varities either  residing or visiting seasonally. The main lake in the middle and couple of other…

Who Can Assure You a Tiger ?

On our second safari at Tadoba, a few kilometers inside from the starting point, this  board welcomed us.  As if to temper our expectations. This…

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is barely 70 kms and is connected by good roads. Not a wise idea to combine both these places on the…

Birding at Uran

Most often, one misses the simple pleasures and beauties near home. We knew Uran had something to offer for bird watchers, but had never ventured….

Solapur, Chadder, and Fashion Ramps

Solapur was once a bustling textile town. The Solapur chadder is famous even now, though the number of mills has dwindled and many of the…

An Authentic Maharashtrain Fare

Food cooked and served by women always has that special taste. We experienced this at Hotel Amantran at Solapur. The restaurant at Hotel Srikamal International…

Birding at Nannaj Grasslands

The Great Indian Bustard didn’t reveal itself to us. But our birding experience at Nannaj Bird Sanctuary wasn’t disappointing. We spotted many other birds (don’t…

The Lost War Against Plastic

This sounds very pessimistic. Yes, we lost our optimism after a trip to Mahabaleshwar recently. We were there in the last week of September. Being…

The Pleasure of Meeting Them …

Traveling and blogging have opened up a whole lot of interesting experiences for us. Of which, one we cherish the most is the blogger friends….

The Missed Post: Top 3 Announcement

After our last post on Top 12 results of the Great Driving Challenge, we haven’t updated on Top 3 results. Soon after the announcement,  we…

Oh My God! From Top 100 to Top 12!

We can’t express what are we feeling now. We have made it to the Top 12 from over a thousand contestants. This challenge is getting…

In the Race …

The first hurdle is over. We are in the race. As one among the 100. Thanks for everyone who voted for us. As the digital…

Orange Country & Orange Gods

The history of orange says that the fruit has its origins in India. And perhaps most of India’s oranges come from its centre – Nagpur….

The Great Driving Challenge

Mitsubishi, with its Indian partner Hindustan Motors is organizing a contest open only to couples. Couples who love travel, who can blog, photograph and drive….

Karnala Revisited

One of our early treks was to Karnala. Karnala, with its thump-shaped pinnacle on its top cant be missed when you take the Mumbai-Goa highway….

A Different Trip

Meet Sraddha. She is about 12 years old and stays in a one-room house along with her parents and siblings. The sparkle in her eyes…

Of Faith & Creativity (the Divine Tree)

Of Faith & Creativity (the Divine Tree)

With countless number of Gods & Goddesses (83 million by someone’s estimates or 830 million?), roadside stones and trees turning to temples is not new…

In Chikoo County

If you can’t travel or drive too much and all you need is a quite weekend getaway from Mumbai, then you can try option no…

Love in the Times of Ram Sene

A Ram temple that looks well protected by a Mughal fort. And some one who will solve all your ‘love marriage problems’ advertising in a…