My First Monsoon in God’s Own Country

This was my first summer away from the hills, my sanctum sanctorum, from the scorching heat of Gujarat. I had made two trips to both Garhwal and Kumaon in the previous month, but May and June in Ahmedabad are nothing short of torturous. So I just wanted to go someplace cooler and greener. A blogger…

Dilda White & The Water Mountain

I was furloughed in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand when a friend shared details of a retreat in Kumaon. The idea of another escape to the hills is as alluring during a vacation as it is while struggling with dusty, man-made city life. I said yes without thinking. I briefly knew that the three days…

Why my Danish Birthday was the Happiest!

I used to often wonder what makes the happiest countries in the world… so happy! It can not only be accredited to GDP, social security or lack of corruption. It has to be more personal than the socio-economic terms we use for an explanation, it has to be an experience. Whether you have travelled in…

Top 10 Things to do in Yoga Capital of the World

You just read the header and are wondering where on earth this yoga capital is. If you haven’t googled it already, it is a town named Rishikesh in a northern state of India called Uttarakhand. Lower Himalayan range ‘Shivalik’ laps this quaint state, popular amongst domestic as well as international tourists alike. As if the…

The Ayana Resort- Rimba Jimbaran Bali

One of the most charming places to stay in Rimba Jimbaran, Bali, Ayana sprawls across 90 hectares of land area. Yes, it does have the ocean view. No, it’s not included in the resort area I just mentioned. 😛 The dazzling driveway between the entrance and the resort reception itself gives you a sneak-peak into…

What’s your Spiritual Story?

I have been brought up in the foothills of Himalayas, in a town called Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The holiest river in the world, ‘the Ganges’, twists and turns around it like a perennial bridge to serenity. Having been close to nature instills a sense of thoughtfulness. Witnessing people from across the world travel to find…

Badrinath

  I have been visiting this place since childhood yet every time I gaze at those hills, it feels like a new beginning all together! Badrinath is a hilly and holy town in the state of Uttarakhand, India. At an altitude of 10,170 feet, Badrinath is on the banks of river Alaknanda between the Nar…

Spinach, Sweet Potato, Carrot Salad

My constant disappointment in India is the unavailability of good salads. I often crave a big bowl with fresh greens, contrasting textures, a riot of colours and interesting flavours. Not to mention, the feel-good-factor attached to all things healthy 😀 My recent experiments with diet were subconsciously oriented towards protein-rich salads, but I guess I…

Can Vegans be protein-rich? Hell Yeah!

“Vegan diet must be a penance for sins you committed in the past”, said a friend, laughing. Many people perceive the vegan diet as boring, tasteless or simply punishing! Anything personal has the scope to be experimental, just like the food we eat. My own experiment with no carb, high protein diet changed that perspective…

What not to do at a restaurant

Hey Foodies, Howdy? I’m dreaming cafes and restaurants. Don’t we just like the idea of food diversification and a smiling face serving those luscious varieties to us? You see, it’s never the food alone but the whole experience that counts. While we get an experience at an eatery, we also give an experience to the…