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 »

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 »

Lotus flowers – of many layers of cultural significance and purity of perception

Lotus flowers – of many layers of cultural significance and purity of perception

Just like roses are heavily overused in western culture, lotus flowers are rather cliched in the the east. It's difficult to keep one's perception pure when something is coated with so many layers of cultural significance. However, when I see carefully placed tender petals of a lotus flower, I can't help admiring it, and my ...read more »

My monsoon trip to Mahabaleshwar

My monsoon trip to Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is listed as one of the most popular weekend getaways and prime monsoon destinations around Mumbai and Pune and I was fortunate to visit this place a few years ago. All the adjectives people usually use to describe this place (breath-taking, green, juicy, lush, pristine, fresh) are absolutely accurate, and it was an unforgettable ...read more »