Karnataka · Travel

Karwar: a day of coastal bliss

The coastal port city of Karwar, located a little over 500 km from the capital city of Bangalore is a great place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.  Lying about 15 km south of the Karantaka Goa border this city is famous for its fish-curry, coconut and… Continue reading Karwar: a day of coastal bliss

Travel

Unusual Museums of London: Part II

London Transport Museum If you are a lover of cars, carriages, trains, buses and automobiles in any form, London’s transport museum is the place to visit. Located in the busy Covent Garden Piazza, this place is ‘the repository‘ on the history and evolution of the much acclaimed transport system of London. Spread over three levels,… Continue reading Unusual Museums of London: Part II

Travel · United Kingdom

Unusual Museums of London: Part I

One of the most visited cities of the world, London is home to a large number of museums showcasing almost everything under the sun including art, culture and history.  I found some of these museums really unique and hard to find anywhere else. Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising If you have a fascination for… Continue reading Unusual Museums of London: Part I

Miscellaneous · Travel

Kalka to Shimla Toy Train: A Ride of Joy

Toy trains have fascinated me since I was little and even today my eyes gleam with child like excitement when I get a chance to ride on one.  So opting to travel by the Kalka Shimla railway to reach the beautiful hill station of Shimla, instead of taking the road journey from Chandigarh to Shimla… Continue reading Kalka to Shimla Toy Train: A Ride of Joy

Food · Reviews

Paper Boat Drinks: Sweet taste and sweeter memories

While I am not such a fan of packaged food and processed drinks, “Paper boat” packaged drinks are pleasantly different.  Offered in a variety of indigenous flavors, the drinks come in an extremely attractive packing.  Bereft of any artificial preservatives and flavors, these drinks come in unique and well-thought of flavors that bring back happy… Continue reading Paper Boat Drinks: Sweet taste and sweeter memories

Travel · United Kingdom

Little Venice: tranquility amidst London’s hustle bustle

A quiet boat ride in a totally serene setting amidst lush greenery with the noise and chaos seeming hundreds of miles away was something I did not expect to experience bang in the middle of the wonderful city of London.  While cities like Amsterdam and Venice are synonymous with their elaborate canal systems, London’s “Little Venice”… Continue reading Little Venice: tranquility amidst London’s hustle bustle

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Bottles to Baskets: Greenery all around

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com While I really cannot claim to be a person with a green thumb, I have an immense love for plants and like… Continue reading Bottles to Baskets: Greenery all around