A storytelling vending machine

The gloomiest day comes and you have nothing to do to cheer yourself up between your meetings, shopping trips and dates that you must keep with your friends and family. You long for the simplicity of childhood, when on a bad day, your grandmother would sit you down on a couch, give you a cup…

Are you fit for these workouts?

Beginners too can join a fitness activity group, but they need to build strength and flexibility first After much deliberation, Kelsey Erin, 28, a jewellery buyer with an Indian firm, decided to join CrossFit classes. Erin, an American citizen, had just settled into her Gurgaon house after taking up a job in India and wanted…

RIO 2016: Things I have loved so far

I have never been a fan of any kind of sports while growing up. But then I started running and met people who run much faster. And slower. And everything in between. And I slowly fell in love with sports, because anyone who has the determination to actually carry on something like this, needs to…

Five things I hated about the Cursed Child

Everyone i  know is a Potterhead. Which is great. I love thinking that tons of us grew up wishing to be in the same make-believe world. And that after a long break, suddenly someone decided to hand us an early birthday gift.  Which is great of course. Except when it is not. I waited to read Harry…

Coorg, Taj and the view to keep going back for

I have just been handed an earthen cup filled with sweet smelling coffee. I gingerly take the first sip, eyeing my companion suspiciously. To my surprise, the coffee, though it has the hint of strong beans, taste like sherbet, warm and soothing against my throat. Refreshed, I thank my host, and look around. The hills…

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

I remember the first time I read Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. I must have been around 11 and full of idealistic ideas about life, about the world and the future. The book took me by surprise, allowing me to question practices as well as shout at what I thought was wrong. Probably, sitting…

The T-Rex syndrome

For anyone who has followed my Instagram or Facebook feed, they probably know by now that The Old Monks won the 50 km Oxfam Trailwalker. It was fabulous and fun. We were not exceptionally fast or strategically strong. We were, however, committed and not ready to give up. At the 23 km mark, when we…

Isn’t It Lovely: Understanding Blog Awards

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
As you explore the blogging community, you’ve probably seen bloggers whose sidebars are filled with awards. Maybe you’ve even gotten one of these yourself: There are dozens of awards circulating in the blogosphere. Where do they come from? How do you get one? What’s the point? Today, we demystify…

Sasha Martin and her 600+ recipes from across the world

Sasha Martin had always been creative in the kitchen, thanks to her mother who taught her the difference between the ‘poverty of resources and the poverty of spirit’. Having visited 12 countries by the young age of 19, Sasha was meant to have a travel soul. But then, she found a beautiful way to travel…

Travel Diaries: Bandipur, deers and the thrill of safaris

The lights were lined around the path – or whatever path we could make out in the dark. You see, a reserve forest after sundown is quite a spooky sight without any artificial lights to speak of. Thankfully my phone still had enough charge to run Google Maps. We had been driving for at least…