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Dreamy December in Olaulim Backyards: #WanderlustWednesday

We took a pre-Christmas break, lazing at the dreamy Olaulim Backyards, in Goa. Olaulim Backyards is a quaint homestay, run by the warm, gracious couple; Savio and Pirkko. Savio is Goan while Pirkko originally hails from Finland. Though she has  lived in Goa now for many decades. They live in the Backyards with their two [...]

Adieu 2017 With Deep Gratitude

Long Post Alert! But then how does one sum up a year in 100 words, without giving gratitude! 😉 It's that time  of the year when many of us bloggers/writers write a reflective post on the year gone by. A year that left imprints in our hearts: some good, some not so good. But we [...]

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Bosphorous: #FridayFictioneers

  Istanbul, 1970 Every night they sat huddled under the exquisite lamppost erected by the Turkish noble. They were a bunch of homeless vagabonds. The lamppost was a witness to imaginary tales, true adventures and some silly, inane anecdotes. On lucky days, they shared piping hot tea and leftover bread, handed over by some generous [...]

On Turning One: #MondayMusings

My blog, NatashaMusing turned one last week. Well, I bet most of you know so, as I spoke about it "a lot" on social media. *Grin". I couldn't contain my excitement you see, so I engaged in a bit of a hullabaloo. After all it was my first Blogiversary. I invited a bunch of amazing bloggers to [...]

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Christmas Carol: #FridayFictioneers

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas," Vivian hummed, as the barren tree outside the living room window stared back at her. The icicles lent it a certain character, though.     Adriana, her sister was busy decorating the Christmas tree. Vivian's twins were excitedly pitching in. "Mommy, you got to see these new decorations, we bought [...]

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Churu, Not Just a Quaint Town:#Blogiversary #WanderlustWednesday #GuestPost

Churu, Not Just a Quaint Town: By Gayatri Manchanda Exactly a year ago today, I, along with four other women travellers descended into the dense Namdhapa jungle in Arunachal Pradesh, to trek and camp in the wilderness for a week. When Natasha asked me to contribute a travel article on her blog’s anniversary, I was [...]

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Adventures at Kruger :#Blogiversary #WanderlustWednesday #GuestPost

And just like that we turned One today. Yayyy!!! One incredible year and 172 posts. I'm supremely thrilled and the icing on the cake,  my blogiversary celebrations are spilling over unexpectedly. Today I have a guest post from Geraint on his travel escapades in South Africa, tomorrow Gayatri has kindly agreed to bring to you [...]

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Our Life in Mauritius: #Blogiversary #MondayMusings #GuestPost

OUR LIFE IN MAURITIUS: BY ESHA MOOKERJEE-DUTTA ​The Move It all began when we were contemplating a move to Mauritius almost two decades ago. J had just accepted a job offer in the turquoise island, and each time I’d mention the name Mauritius, our friends and family would stare with their big round eyes and [...]

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Matter of Tooth! :#Blogiversary #FridayFiction #GuestPost

Matter of Tooth!: By Varad ‘Please!’ I sputter and cough disgusting stuff into the gutter before looking at the repulsed passerby, ‘Point me to the nearest dentist.’ The scrawny, rag-clad man stares at me as if I had sprouted a second head. It was obvious that he did not understand a word of what I [...]

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Country Roads: #FridayFictioneers

My Thoughts on Seeing This Prompt: Yikes! I'm not going to write this one. It looks dark, gloomy and will not elude a great story. But then I haven't written for my favourite Friday Fictioneers for the past two weeks. I was away traveling, and when I returned I got swamped by life's little follies. [...]