Exploring Arpora Saturday Night Market, Goa

I have always been curious of the flea markets in Goa and even though I lived there for six months, I have missed them, thanks to their seasonal visits. Luckily, this time I made up for the loss. I decided to make a quick stop at Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar before heading to the bigger…

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Photo story: Tulshibaug, Pune

Adjacent to the chaotic and noisy Bajirao Road in Pune, lies the even more chaotic and loud market of Tulshibaug. I visited this old neighbourhood on a hot day after fighting the powerful influence of procrastination. And I am very glad I did. No sooner I got off the auto-rickshaw, than I saw the famous…

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Women Adventurers I Know

A few weeks ago when I read this post on Mariellen Ward’s blog, I began to wonder about women explorers and who were they for me. I idolised the very popular Amelia Earhart, probably one of the oldest and the most inspiring women I have read about. A few months ago, I came across Cindy…

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My Love Affair with Mumbai

In 2010 when I moved to Mumbai, I didn’t know that the actualisation of my dreams would change me forever. It was the city where I knew no one and had no prior acquaintances and yet hoped I would somehow live there since I was in school. And when it actually happened, I was in…

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Shisha Jazz Café, Pune

Shisha Jazz Café in Pune made me fall in love with it. May be this is a good time to disclose that I have been fascinated with the place without having visited it until recently. I’m a lover of all things jazz and years ago, when I had heard of Shisha Jazz Café I was…

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Photo story: Kumbh Mela 2010 Haridwar

The Kumbh Mela happens once in every 12 years across four of the holiest cities in India- Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. The Mela is held by the banks of rivers Ganga, Sangam (confluence of Yamuna, Saraswati and Ganga), Godavari and Shipra, respectively. This means, rotationally, it takes place every three years in each site….

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