A Heritage walk inside the CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) Mumbai

Sunlight poured in through the sandstone arches, falling on the vintage Minton flooring with geometrical patterns in the quiet corridors. I am standing in one of the most photographed structures in India. An iconic building, which is often seeing adorning the first frame of Bollywood movies, to showcase the entry of the hero to the city […]

Tree Appreciation Walk in Mumbai

When was the last time you hugged a tree?  Not in a forest. But in a city? When was the last time you stood under it? Not merely for shade, but to look up and appreciate it’s tiny details? Feel it’s bark, touch it’s leaves, go closer and study the creepers winding around it? And […]

What you can do in CSIA Mumbai Aiport: Visit the Jaya He GVK Museum

It was another rushed day at the Chatrapatri Shivaji International Airport (CSIA)  in Mumbai.  I was running late, as usual. Sprinting past those plush eateries and the super tempting shopping arena. I noticed a burst of colours as I rushed towards my boarding gate.  The blurry memory of colours stayed on for a long time. […]

Flying Air Arabia : Mumbai to Sharjah

We were on the runaway. Seated in an Air Arabia plane, Sharjah bound, I looked out at the flickering lights of the air wing. This was my 4th trip of the year and it was the second month of 2017. My very first time with this airline, I had my prejudices. In the cloud of […]

Graffiti and Street Art in Bandra, Mumbai

Who doesn’t like street art and painted walls with murals? Thanks to Asian Paints and Start India  and of course Mumbai Instagrammers,  I witnessed some of the finest graffiti artist’s works from around the world, during a photo walk last week. Murals painted by Daan Botlek from Netherlands, Tona from Germany, Tika ,Bond Tru Luv,  Ano […]

Finding my Rhythm in Lonavala: A birding staycation

I came back to Mumbai after a year of living in a village: first in Goverdhan, then in Jia in Kullu, Himachal. The moment I landed, my heart sank. The thought of city life after so long gave me jitters. I was welcomed with a traffic jam and incessant honks.  After a fortnight of ‘trying […]

Exploring Kutch during Rann Utsav: A complete guide

Folk tunes fill the air as the sun is ready to dive into the infiniteness of the white desert of Kutch. It is a chilly evening but the classic backdrop of the Rann, with the orange hued skies and vibrant folk dances being performed on the stage is a sight to behold. On the stage, […]