Header Image
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-Bangalore-Tipu-Sultan-Summer-Palace-History-karnataka-heritage
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-ravanhattha-pushkar-musical-instrument-nomad-camel-fair-rajasthan-desert-traditional-tribal
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-fort-kochi-beach-nonchalant-morning-walk-kittens-waves-sea-seashells-fishing-nets-kerala-appams
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-Benares-Varanasi-Kashi-Mother-india-Mahatama-Gandhi-Republic-Day
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-Pushkar - leather-water-bottle-chhaggar-desert-rajasthan-camel-fair
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-traditional-dance-kerala-kathakali-fort-kochi-south-india-makeup-mythology

[K] Kathakali in Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

Kathakali is a traditional dance of Kerala wherein (only men perform) the men dress up as mythological characters and present the tableau in form of a dance (with no words, except the music on instruments and a pre-commentary on the act about to be presented) and the performance is totally dependant on the facial expressions […]

547 total views, 1 views today

A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-roadtrip-girltravel-india-shekhawati-haryana-rajasthan-pushkar-camel fair-kalbeliya-dance-traditional-rajasthani-japanese

[J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013 – I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan with a photography club to shoot the famous camel fair which is an annual affair. My first impression was that there are more photographers than camel ūüėČ At the opening ceremony of the festivities, I was all set to watch a performance of the traditional Kalbelia dance – […]

632 total views, 1 views today

A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-highest-toilet-changla=pass-ladakh-leh-monastery-roadtrip-girltravel-india
grape-stomping-vineyard-wine-tasting-sommelier-bangalore-heritage-sula-ramnagar-channapatna-sangria-girl-gang-A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-

[G] Grapestomping |#atozchallenge 2017|

Ever since I started preferring to drink wine over any others alcohol I began to be fascinated with the concept of vineyards and wine tasting events. In wake of this quest, I visited two notable vineyards in France¬†and one in Nashik, India but at neither places did I get around to experience the (seemingly) glamorous […]

772 total views, 3 views today

A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-shekhawati-rajasthan-bikaner-camel-fair-bodyart-shearing-design-desert-sand-dunes-india-travel-woman-traveller
A2Z-BADGE-2017-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal-travel-stories-picture-speaks-louder-than-words-april-shalzmojosays-shekhawati-rajasthan-india-frescos-open-air-art-gallery

[A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |

¬†** April fools day falls on 1st April everywhere and is celebrated by playing jokes/pranks on each other. ** India¬†is exceedingly rich in heritage treasures – be it monuments, textiles, culture or artifacts we have some of the most exquisite hand crafted treasures. But sadly we lack the sense, pride, joy or the finances to […]

872 total views, 1 views today

kashmir-travel-diaries-snow-dream-snowfall-srinagar-india-travels-girl-traveller-solo-traveller-kashmir-travels

#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!” […]

50 total views, 2 views today

blie-waterlily-lake-pookote-pookode-kalpetta-wayanad-kerela-india-travel

Travel Diaries: Kerala / Wayanad / Pookote Lake

Pookote / pookode Lake is a charming¬†jewel in Wayanad‚Äôs crown. 15 Kms from Kalpetta, this serene freshwater body lies surrounded by thick-set rainforest on all sides. The state tourism department has developed a children‚Äôs park, boating facility, fresh water aquarium, handicrafts & spices emporium and a walking path all around the perimeter of the lake […]

342 total views, no views today

Malabar-squirrel-treehouse-vythiri-resorts-wayanda-kerela-india-travel

My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Well here is another new year that’s rolled in and to me it feels that it rolled in a bit too fast! As usual, the “what’s your resolution” refrain rang out all around! Got me thinking – what were my last year’s??? AAAAHEEEMMMM!!! Cant remember now! So then should I make new ones? (damn the […]

117 total views, no views today

When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were […]

137 total views, 3 views today

Superfast or Superslow?

I have been a big advocate of traveling by train and have some lovely journey memories too; but some of my recent experiences have left me in big big doubt about their reliability now. There was a recent news article about the scam concerning the Rail Neer where the contractors and railway staff had colluded […]

165 total views, no views today

Goa-holiday, exploring-food-havens-in-goa, lazy-breakfasts-in-goa, anjuna-beach, candolim-beach, dolphin-sighting, girlie-trip, sister-love, cocktails-drinking-spots, beach-shacks, sea-beach, slumming-on-the-beach-in-goa,

Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!

While planning the Goa trip, the gourmet offerings of this¬†beach city were top of our list to explore. Needless to say, we researched some food and travel blogs, got tips from friends and family and made a sumptuous list which looked too big for our four days there. Undaunted, we went at with a true […]

114 total views, no views today

Long Nights of Literature

Recently attended a very novel and “hatke” concept of “speed dating with literature” at the Spanish Institute in Connaught Place. It was an excellent evening of literature with readings by several well established poets/authors/playwriters from India and Europe. The concept was designed in such a manner that groups of audiences were to be read to […]

173 total views, 3 views today

Marching to Goa!!

10.03.2015 So bday dhamaal continues unabated. Next on the cards was this trip that got planned for Goa with Pallavi (strangely, despite our intense bonding, it’s our first trip) and all thanks to Sonu Di (yeah she is my biggest holiday benefactor these days- love you Di 🙅😘) as she had some vacation miles at […]

123 total views, no views today

%d bloggers like this: