The splendour of Ellora Caves

The splendour of Ellora Caves

It's been more than a month since I came back form my trip to Ellora caves, and I'm still at a loss for words to write about my impressions. Admiration and deep aesthetic pleasure came as no surprise, but there was something more to this place - the concentrated dose of beauty allowed me to ...read more »

One day in Aurangabad – things to do, places to visit in the City of Gates

One day in Aurangabad – things to do, places to visit in the City of Gates

Exploring Aurangabad was a part of my super budget one day trip to Ellora Caves. Devagiri Express conveniently departed from Mumbai at 21:10, and early in the morning I reached "the touristic capital of Maharashtra" with my heart longing for an adventure. There was no use leaving the train station before the down, so I ...read more »

A visit to the Sewri Christian Cemetery in Mumabi

A visit to the Sewri Christian Cemetery in Mumabi

The moment I heard of the Sewri Christian Cemetery I knew it would be interesting to visit this place. Firstly, an old British cemetery is bound to be beautiful and tranquil – the idea I’ve got from countless classical novels and BBC adaptation. Besides, I’ve already visited St. Thomas Cathedral and was heavily influenced by ...read more »

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

Wordless Wednesday: An exquisite colonial Building in Mumbai

One more addition to my treasury of architectural jewels. The other days I was wandering along the streets of Mumbai with my humble little camera and happened to discover this old colonial building. What a reward for getting up so early in the morning :) Its splendor is self explanatory, so no more words! It's ...read more »

Sanjay Gandhi National Park – what to expect?

Sanjay Gandhi National Park – what to expect?

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, or Borivali Park, is a huge protected area located within the limits of Mumbai around 40 km to the north from its center. And yes, if I did a better research instead of complaining about the lack of big, shady, forest-like parks in Mumbai, I would have visited this place years ...read more »

Photo of the week 9 – the Happiness of Feeling the Raindrops on your Feet

Photo of the week 9 – the Happiness of Feeling the Raindrops on your Feet

Observing my kids, I know there is no chance I'll ever forget the little Happinesses from Maurice Maeterlinck's "Blue Bird". Today, for example, Adriana casually has added one more - the Happiness of Feeling the Raindrops on your Feet :) As for me, it's also the Happiness of Finally being able to Ignore the Ugly Building ...read more »

Flowers of the Indian summer

Flowers of the Indian summer

This year the Indian heat wave broke records for the highest temperature, and though I considered myself completely acclimatized, this time the effect of  feeling half boiled all the time is starting to show :) The kids feel no better too. The monsoon is needed so badly... Anyway, this post is not about our misfortunes, ...read more »