Reading habits of Millennials that you may find surprising

Reading habits of Millennials that you may find surprising

A defining trait of Millennials is their ability to absorb technology into their daily lives. After all, it’s common to see a teen or young adult engrossed on their phones. They haven’t been dubbed “phone addicts” for nothing. However, what do you think their doing on their phones? Scrolling through their social media feeds? Watching a ...read more »

A travel photo book for my mom

A travel photo book for my mom

In a couple of months my mom is coming to visit us in India for the fifth time. I love this feeling of excitement when something pleasant is going to happen in the nearest future. Adriana, Alexandra and Ares (my kids, in case you’re new here) are waiting for her with great anticipation, and so ...read more »

10 classic novels that also happen to be travel books

10 classic novels that also happen to be travel books

Although traveling and reading are too major interests of mine, I've never got inspired to read anything promoted as "travel books". It's not that I didn't try reading recent bestsellers, many of which have been also made into ripping Hollywood movies.  And it's not that I don't admit their value. I'm perfectly willing to acknowledge ...read more »

10 adult coloring books that inspire travel

10 adult coloring books that inspire travel

I noticed a positive effect of coloring long time ago. Turning a black-and-white page into an intricate illustration helped me survive long Ukrainian winters with their catastrophic lack of color. Years later coloring came in handy when I searched for ways to reduce parenting stress. Whenever I had a free minute,  I used to grab ...read more »

A birth place of Rudyard Kipling – J J School of Art in Mumbai

A birth place of Rudyard Kipling – J J School of Art in Mumbai

Every time I went to the Crawford Market , I couldn’t stop admiring the building of Anjuman-i-Islam School, just like almost any other structure in the historical center of Mumbai.

Right next to the school there is Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, and a  couple of days ago I found out it was actually a ...read more »