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Mumbai is in the thick of monsoon. After incessant rains over the past few days, the city had some respite today. Determined not to loose the short yet significant window of opportunity to move my limbs, I quickly put on my walking shoes and hit the streets of…

In July, my husband and I took our first trip to Kerala. The greenest of green environs at Kollam captivated us at the outset. Mangroves and palm trees formed beautiful reflections on the glass-like surface of the backwaters of Munroe Island. The panoramic views of Thangassery port town…

I made a short trip to Pondicherry (now Puducherry) with my husband Shantanu and my LSR college friend Nidhi. It is an idyllic, delightful, coastal city that offers interesting shades of Franco-Tamil art and culture. It had always been one of the places that I had wanted to…

My brother got engaged on June 19, 2016, at Suratgarh Cantonment in Rajasthan, which was a joy to all family. As my handsome brother and his lovely fiancée exchanged rings, my endorphins touched stratospheric heights. I had never imagined that I would be so deeply emotional and contended…

Recently, I bought a bonsai cactus plant for my office desk. Its mushy stem was plump and dark. Its thorns dotted its entire length, all perked up and pointed. At the top of its stem grew a bright fuchsia pink flower with a radiance akin to freshly prepared…

Recently, I got a haircut. Technically, a chic bob cut. I’d rather call it the quintessential summer cut. Impressed by my new look, friends and colleagues showered me with compliments. I am so thankful to all. As human as it can get, all day, I basked in the…