• Photoblog

    It’s Snowing in Austin!

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things.. From the Sound of Music People who know me know that I am a big fan of snow! I can sit for hours and watch snow, the gentle flakes that keep falling on the ground and how it hardens into ice and how it all melts away with the first bright rays of the sun. Its all so fascinating! Last year, I desperately wanted to visit a place that snows in the US and for various reasons, we couldn’t.…

  • My Diary,  Photoblog,  Travel

    Desh to Videsh

    My journey from Bangalore to Texas was remarkable in more ways than one this time. Although I sat on an excruciatingly painful long flight next to an irritating old lady who occupied half of my already tiny economy seat, the journey still didn’t seem too long as my mind was racing through all the wonderful thoughts of what would happen in the course of next 24 hours. I was reuniting with my husband after months of long distance, I was excited to see our first nest we have started to build together, our first car, our first time living abroad.. Yes, My whole new chapter of firsts has just begun and it feels like…

  • Photoblog,  Travel

    My First Trek in the Himalayas

    A thought of a trek in the Himalayas was always lingering in my mind ever since V and I got back from our honeymoon in Leh. We had seen the majestic lands and landscapes of a rugged terrain, now it was time to explore the greener part of the Himalayas. And so we contacted some of our friends and put together a nice fun bunch for the trek. We booked a 7 day trek to the Pindari Glacier organized by a Govt body called KMVN since none of us were familiar with the Kumaon area for a self supported trek. The whole process of getting people together, the pre-trek shopping and…

  • Photoblog,  Travel

    The Highlights of 2011

    The year 2011 has been one fun ride! The year has been wonderful in terms of travel, work, the activities V and I did and life in general. It started with a new job in a new company and my short visit to the US. Got to participate in a varied sports activities like running and cycling events, tried skiing, long distance cycling, mountain biking, swimming, skating, snorkeling and kayaking.

  • Photoblog

    Yakshagana

    We had been to a Yakshagana concert recently held at ‘Taralabalu Kendra’ in Bangalore. It was the first time I was going to be a spectator to a unique folk performance that I had heard so much about from my father in law, that I went prepared with my camera. ‘Yakshagana’ is Karnataka’s folk theatre form with a long history of close to 400 years. It is a harmony of musical tradition, eye-catching costumes, authentic styles of dance and acting with its extemporaneous dialogue appealing to a wide range of the community. When you witness it in person, it is a vibrant and a vigorous form of theatre art. It…

  • Art Work,  Photoblog

    A Portrait, A Sketch

    It is wonderful how people have their own creative ways of exhibiting their artistic skills. A good friend of mine gave me a sketch of my portrait this morning and I was completely flabbergasted. I kept glaring at the sketch wide eyed before realization dawned on me to thank the artist 🙂

  • Photoblog,  Travel

    Road Trip to Ooty

    Again, one of our unplanned trips – this time we planned to take our cycles and go to Ooty! For the last two years, briefly from the time I bought my cycle, Vikram and I had been planning to go on a road trip with our cycles packed in the car. Maruthi 800 is the best for such trips. With the rear seats completely pushed down, it gives just enough room to pack away 2 cycles and a little luggage. A couple of things excited me instantly – the drive through Bandipur and cycling in the hilly terrain. I had never cycled in such a terrain earlier. The journey started…