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Chazhakaran - Photo Essay
Tea Fables

Chayakaran Mohanan Chettan – Photo Essay

The skill of Chayakaran Chettan’s (chai walla’s) in making delicious tea is something that intrigues me. They possess an ease and flow with which they operate. Their tea tools are by their side and they scoop and throw in different ingredients at a tempo.…

June 1, 2017

A weekend at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat

Why do we constantly have to remind ourselves that we need to pause? That a getaway is long overdue. We as a family were in dire need for some freshness, a good dose of nature and sea. On our last trip to Kerala, India…

May 8, 2017
november wedding chennai
Musings Travel

November Wedding : Chennai

The month was November and the year was 2015. A November Wedding : Chennai. Eight months later I finally get to the edits of this post that I had drafted months ago. Procrastination. At its worst. Guilty. Note to self: Even if things do…

August 2, 2016
Mangalore travel diaries

Mangalore Travel Diaries

What started as a family visit turned out to be a memorable week in Mangalore. Something I miss constantly about India is the adventures that await you at a corner of a street, in the multiple bus and auto changes, or in busy street…

November 2, 2015
sneaky trotter - tea cup & saucer
Tea Fables

Sneaky trotter – Teacup & saucer choices

The sneaky trotter – Teacup & saucer choices. P.S. To the Uncle who caught my attention, apologies for being a sneaky trotter. Do you like your tea from a tea cup or saucer?  This is my first time visiting this city and my sister…

November 1, 2015
'A' loves Tea: Arabic Tea & Dates.
Tea Fables

‘A’ loves Tea: Arabic Tea & Dates.

Miles away from home in Mangalore, India. Trees and distant peaks, cold water showers, and dish TV to name a few. Definitely a refreshing and much-needed change from U.A.E. Looking out the window to a moderately busy street and faded views of distant hills.…

October 20, 2015
Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut.
Musings Travel

Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut.

The Pardesi Trotter is back after a Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut. A much needed trip down memory lane. Lovely accommodation in a two-storeyed villa with all of my friends from college. The big reunion that everyone made it to. Catching up with…

August 25, 2015
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