Thursday Hops #11

Reflexology is an alternative medical practice in which pressure is applied to specific points on the feet and palms. It is believed that different points on our feet and palms map to different parts of our body, and applying pressure on these points or massaging these points will relieve pain in related areas of theContinue reading “Thursday Hops #11”

Thursday Hops #10

Last week, I stepped out a bit. Nothing much, mainly to my in-laws’ places and one trip to the dentist. At my sister-in-law’s place, I chanced to glance upon her refrigerator door. The fridge door was adorned with a number of colorful magnets. I’ve seen them before but this time I paid more attention. EachContinue reading “Thursday Hops #10”

Thursday Hops #9

Thursday Hops #9 is about this mysterious structure in our complex. No one knows what it is meant to be. Here is the bird’s eye view of the structure. What to do you think it represents? Among residents, it is known as the supertree, the inverted umbrella, or simply “that thing in the middle”. WhenContinue reading “Thursday Hops #9”

Thursday Hops #8

So there’s been a lot of talk about a new temple. No, no, I don’t meen the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya but a much smaller and humbler temple in our apartment complex. Originally, it was a temporary structure but at the beginning of the year, donations were collected to make it a bit moreContinue reading “Thursday Hops #8”

When Your Home Is Alone

Last week, I returned home after five long months. All this time, my home had been alone and locked up. Though HarpiyTravel‘s post on returning home after five months kind of reassured me that things won’t be that bad, I was still on tenterhooks till the time I actually stepped into my house. After all,Continue reading “When Your Home Is Alone”

Thursday Hops #7

I’m back in the city! And so for Thursday Hops #7, here’s a view of the city at night. I know, it does remind you of the iconic song Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds, made popular by Pete Seeger. If you haven’t heard it before, do check it out below. Little Boxes is a greatContinue reading “Thursday Hops #7”

Traveling to UP in Unlock 3.0

I’d been in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand for the entire Covid-19 lock-down period and then some. There were several reasons for staying there beyond the lockdown period but the main thing that stopped us was transport. We had our dog with us so trains were not an option, even if they had been running. We needed toContinue reading “Traveling to UP in Unlock 3.0”

Thursday Hops #6

In Thursday Hops #6, a monkey peeping in from our kitchen window….as if to ask “Is breakfast ready?” Monkeys are a common sight in Bhimtal. As number of houses increase and forest covers decrease, more and more monkeys are moving into residential areas in search of food. Some people feed them, perhaps seeing an incarnationContinue reading “Thursday Hops #6”

A Picnic Lunch at Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a picturesque seafood village along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Tranquil beaches with great surfing options are the highlights of this coastal town. Though quieter and smaller than nearby Lorne, Apollo Bay is now a popular tourist place as most Great Ocean Road tour buses, like ours, stop here forContinue reading “A Picnic Lunch at Apollo Bay”

Thursday Hops #5

Thursday Hops #5 features the Ducks of Bhimtal Lake. These ducks (well rather their parents, grand parents, great grand parents…..you get the drift) have been around Bhimtal Lake for as long as I remember. Every day, they swim from this end of the lake to the island in the lake. They spend a lot ofContinue reading “Thursday Hops #5”