Mango Picking!

Indian summers aren’t complete without eating mangoes. The more the merrier… We went on a mango picking trip, driving about 90 kms away one-way from Bangalore to a farm in Krishnagiri in the neighboring state. Now, that’s what love for mangoes can do to you!

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Summer Trip to Meghalaya

A trip to Meghalaya via Assam. A beautiful state, lush green with vegetation, doubting yet friendly locals, lazy, serene and amazing!!! It can be expressed only in pictures –

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A Boat Ride to Umananda Temple, Guwahati

You can never go wrong with an ancient temple, in the middle of an island, in the middle of a humongous river (The Brahmaputra)… A summer trip to Meghalaya, with a stop over at Guwahati in Assam. A personal boat provided by a tout who fleece their customers. The same old queues to enter the… Continue reading A Boat Ride to Umananda Temple, Guwahati

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Pinki’s Day Out

Nandini was feeling bored waiting for her sister to finish her dance practice. The dance hall was in a beautiful housing society will Spanish-themed villas. I decided to entertain her by taking her doll (Pinki) and giving her a jungle experience using the trees in the housing society as props. She loved it!

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Go! Go! Goa

Goa is one of those must-visit places in India that every tourist needs to make a trip to. Why? I don’t know. It is just that it has to be done. I had no regrets when the family made the trip in 2015. Resorts pamper you with high costs and comfort. The Holiday Inn resort… Continue reading Go! Go! Goa

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A visit to Gandhi’s place – Ahmedabad

A Spelling Bee competition that Shivani participated in took the family to Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was a short stay and we made it to the Sabarmati ashram from where Mahatma Gandhi orchestrated a great many events for India’s freedom. Ahmedabad is a very clean and surprisingly green city given the high temperatures in summer and… Continue reading A visit to Gandhi’s place – Ahmedabad

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A visit to the Basavanagudi Temple

I visited the Basavanagudi (The Big Bull Temple) with my family in 2013. An amazing temple with a grand architecture housing Nandi, the bull.  Also, this temple complex, which is pretty crowded in the weekends, has other smaller temples. Dodda (Big) Ganesha temple has a giant idol of the Hindu God. I was particularly attracted… Continue reading A visit to the Basavanagudi Temple

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The Mystical Great Lakes!

Since 2001, the first time that I came to the United States, I’ve visited the Great Lakes on several occasions. Calling them as “lakes” is probably a great injustice to these mighty oceans. Lake Superior is my favorite and I’ve watched it from the Western Coast in Minnesota and the Southern Coast in Michigan. The… Continue reading The Mystical Great Lakes!

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