A Thousand Splendid Suns

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs or the Thousand Splendid Suns that hide behind her walls” -Saib-e-Tabrizi A popular website running an article on books that made for #GoodReads, compelled me to choose ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’; authored by Afghan-American writer Khaled Hossein as a introductory book under #Namu’sReadingList. This books talks about…

#1 – One-on-One with Me in 20Qs

A big shout out to HungryDai as he has been kind enough to let me re-create the same post for my blog (go checkout his awesome blog and show him so love).  The idea of letting the blogger form one-on-one bond with the readers caught my fancy, hence re-creating my set of 20Qs. Read on if you…

Unrecognized Land of Melanin Goddesses (2 minutes read)

George Bernard Shaw, a world renowned playwright was once approached by a seductive young actress who cooed him in his ear; ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we got married and had a child with my beauty and your brains?’ Bernard Shaw who was hardly a handsome man replied; ‘My dear, that would be wonderful indeed,…

Day 4/Part 2 – Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort etc. Coorg

Our second last day in Coorg began with memorable outing at Dubare Elephant camp and rest of day covered the sight seeing in and around the main town of Madikeri and shopping of souvenirs. Popular sight seeing spots here are Raja’s Seat (The King’s Throne), Madikeri fort and museum and Omkareshwar temple. A visit to Madikeri fort…

Day 4/Part 1 – Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Priority on day 4 (our second last day in Coorg) was to have a relaxed outing in and around the main town. Dubare Elephant Camp was an exception though. Technically this was second attempt at visiting the Camp. Dubare was on our second day itinerary, but we had to return back from Dubare as there…

Day 3/Part 2 – Irrpu Falls, Coorg

After our successful Nagarhole Jungle Safari , other schedule for the day included visit to Irrpu Waterfalls, Irrpu Temple, famous Bhagamandala Temple and Talacauvery (birth place of river Cauvery) later in the day. Irrpu waterfalls was the personally my favorite highlight of that day, simply because we were the first once to reach there and have…

Day 3/Part 1 – Nagarhole Jungle Safari, Coorg

Day 3 itinerary was pretty intense as it started before the break of dawn at 3.45 a.m with first visit to Nagarhole Jungle Safari. We were just in time for this jungle safari. In India, jungle safaris are shut down during monsoon period (15th June to 30th September tentatively), which is precisely why we were unknowingly…

Day 2 – Nisargadhama, Namdroling Monastery, Coorg

So this was day 2. After an unsuccessful visit to Dubare Elephant camp (which we postponed to day 4), we made up for it by visit to Namdroling monastery, Nisargdhama (The Bamboo Park) and indulging in some impromptu river rafting adventure. I always believed that Buddhist monasteries are in north India (am not the only…

Day 1 – Mandalapatti the Mini Scotland of India, Coorg

We planned our 4 days schedule first by communicating our plans with hotel manager, who advised us to take up one route everyday so that we can smoothly enjoy our holidays. And that was a great tip. So our Day 1 was scheduled to visit Manadalapatti first and Abbey Falls on same route later in…

Digitally Detoxed in Coorg

Social responsibility, new found love for animals and be of help to others, that’s what i learned in this trip. Planning a week long trip to Coorg was as random as catching up with my #PartnerInCrime. Itinerary was chalked out, arrangement were made in span of 1 week. Came the D-day and we took an…

#MeToo

This post was dying a silent death in my drafts for almost three months. I deliberately delayed completing it and publishing it thinking; ‘Maybe this post may attract undue attention’ ; ‘Maybe i will be judged for been too explicit and forward’. Ever since i  started this blog, my motive has been to write about issues that no one…