5 U.S. National Park Sites You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

5 U.S. National Park Sites You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Even if you're not the most outdoorsy person these five U.S. National Park sites need to be on your bucket list. All of the National Parks have something special about them, which is why they are protected in the first place, right? So why visit these ones? Well let me tell you a little about ...read more »

The giant baobab of Hyderabad

The giant baobab of Hyderabad

“Would you like to see a baobab tree?“ “No thanks, I’ve seen quite a few around Mumbai”, - I was short of time and too eager to see the Golconda fort. “It’s a giant one, you won’t regret it”. “Oh, alright”, - I’m not sure what made me agree, perhaps the soft spot for baobabs after reading Saint-Exupéry’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 »

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 »