Tale of Two Summer Travels!! 

May was a month of travel , different types of places in a very short duration ! But lots of learnings and loving memories to carry forward! It was a short family road trip to traditional temples in Tamilnadu ! One particular temple in Tanjavur- “The Periya Kovil (The big temple)” which many of us have read…

A friend indeed?? 

That night I could not sleep, filled with guilt, anger and irritated by my own behavior. From dawn to dusk I was completely occupied by repeated thoughts, “How can I be so stupid and careless? Why did I do that? How am I going to be without her? ” with all mixed emotions, I finally…

Modern Civilization:Redefined

“ARE U CIVILIZED?” What does this mean when someone throws it on you? Does it mean “Are you educated? Don’t you have manners? Are you rich?” And I can keep adding questions here based on convenience. The meaning of the term civilization has changed several times during different periods in history, and even today it is used…

WLB: A BALANCE THAT QUESTIONS LAW OF PHYSICS

A very cliché topic but still an unsolved mystery, in the minds of many. And especially for a women it is a million dollar question (literally sometimes!). WLB – Work Life Balance, Is there something as a unit to objectively measure this? I suppose I will drastically fail in the eyes of many, though I…

My choice – being a tortoise always

Lazy December- year end closure and its like even the Sun, moon and earth wants to take a short break before they start a new year. Life has become very fast, most of us are on wheels running behind kids , work and household chores and so on.. even a vacation has become too much…

Relationship or battleship? 

It started with a heated discussion on the dinner table with my colleagues! Well, last week I went on an official trip to Bahrain, exorbitant country, with white desert sand everywhere. But skyline and broad roads don’t attract me anymore! Not a single greenery to admire! And it is one heck of a party town!…

Just not another book ! 

With tears in my eyes and heavy heart I finished this book “When Breath becomes Air” by Late Dr. Paul Kalanithi! Generally people read books for pleasure, time pass, information, but this book tells us how life can be uncertain and unpredictable. It is sort of an Autobiography of a well-educated highly proficient doctor whose…

Culture exchange !! 

It’s a beautiful day! It’s absolutely lovely to see people wearing ethnic clothes! Festive mood is permeating! Even though work is keeping us busy, these kind of small changes, brings joy and peace in our lives! Diwali (or Deepavali) in India is always special! Thronging crowds shopping for the entire family, decked up houses with…

Beautiful city of Pagodas !

When it comes to food, being a vegetarian and traveling in APAC is sometimes very challenging! I am a typical south Indian foodie, my taste buds always long for tangy and spicy food! Even on a peak hunger day just a simple curd rice and pickle will do the magic! My first visit to this…

Novel Thoughts

I just finished a book – The Girl on the Train by British Novelist Paula Hawkins – supposed to be New York Times best seller. I am not a voracious reader, but once I start the book, I find it difficult to put it back until I finish. Well, I did enjoy the book. It…

Lesson from Cacti!! 

Well, a saying from my mom and my friend – don’t have cacti at home. It’s not good to have one! Logic Behind – life will be dry as that of a desert plant! If this is the real reason shouldn’t we be appreciating a cactus fighting to grow in a desert where there is…

That One Night in Malaysia 

Malaysia is always close to my heart, very comfortable, beautiful place, easy commute and I can eat very yummy southie food! Of the many trips to Malaysia this one trip is the most unforgettable for obvious reasons! It was a Christmas eve, and post our productive meeting with the client, we decided to have a…

Finally a Java I liked ! 

Selamat Datang di Indonesia-Welcome to Indonesia !!!! The best part of my work is my travel to different places which mostly you will not try otherwise for a vacation. This time it was Jakarta, Indonesia! Everybody goes La la about Bali – But Jakarta ?? My high school geography knowledge says it’s an archipelago– Java…

Life is Mechanical ?

Mechanical!!!– We use this term very loosely in our daily lives. I wonder who coined this word? What does that even literally mean? Agreed- wake up, workout, cook , off to work, get back home, continue work, fix dinner, eat and sleep and the cycle repeats – is this what is called Mechanical – boredom…

Coffee & More……

My day starts with a nice cup of coffee with my bestie and lots of chit chat! “kaappi” (coffee) is an integral part of Tamil culture, it’s in fact a welcome drink to anyone who stops by home! Be it a friend, acquaintance, relatives or anyone! But when I think a few years back, surprisingly…