Bhigwan – A bird watchers paradise

After coming to Pune, with my older child starting school, me being pregnant the second time and then my son being too small, we hardly went to any off-beat places. With my son being small, we couldn’t go on too many experiential places and stuck to regular sight-seeing tours or kid-friendly resorts and places. But […]

Chitradurg and Shimogga – An Impregnable Fort and some Tiger Spotting

This was another fun road trip. It was a unique experience as this was done by me and my cousins and we had super fun while at it. Mum’s with kids in tow, and not a single male member of the family! Can you imagine it? Coming back to the trip, Chitradurg is a fort […]

Sunset at Shrivardhan beach

The beach trinity – Harihareshwar Shrivardhan and Diveagar

If you are a beach bum and love the quiet side of beach hopping then this is the place for you! Harihareshwar, Shrivardhan and Diveagar fall in the konkan belt, yet are close enough from Pune for a long weekend holiday. Konkan beaches are known for being very rustic and off-beat. You won’t find the […]

The beautiful beach of Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar – The holy land of Shiva

Murdeshwar is the temple town in Bhatkal taluka in Uttar Karnataka. One can cover Jog Falls and Murdeshwar in a single trip, if you have a long weekend on hand. The distance between Jog Falls and Murdeshward is just around 39 km. How to reach Murdeshwar Murdeshwar is pretty well connected from Bangalore There are […]

Jog Falls – A nature lovers delight!

Jog Falls isn’t really close from Bangalore, but if you have a long weekend, it’s definitely worth a visit. It is the second biggest fall in India and is a beauty to behold in monsoons. How to Reach Jog Bus You can take a bus till Sagar (a place, not the sea!) and then take […]

My offbeat travels – Madikeri musings

As a family, travelling is something that all of us enjoy. For this 10 post series I am writing about a few offbeat places that we went. We spent a few years in Bangalore and now in Pune, so most of these places are around Bangalore or Pune. While there are many other locations that […]

My Experience as a Working Pregnant Woman in Japan #GuestPost

When I conceived my first baby, I was working in Tokyo for 4 years. I was working for a European company at that time, so it wasn’t as hard as Japanese Companies. If I compare my 2 pregnancies, then I was more active, healthier, and on perfect pregnancy diet while working in Tokyo, as compared […]

few basic safety features that you should check for before choosing to buy a car for your family.

Car safety features that you should check before buying a family car

This is a sponsored post written for cars.com talking about car safety features, however the views expressed  are completely personal. Thinking of buying a new family car? You must have put some thought into deciding the car, like where you stay, how big is your family, your budget and any deal that you might be […]