Thursday Hops #14

This week, I stepped out to buy an outfit for a family function next month. I was quite excited, as I was visiting a shopping mall after a gap of nearly eight months. I enjoy a shopping expedition even normally, but due to this long, Corona-induced abstinence, I was determined to savor every moment ofContinue reading “Thursday Hops #14”

Thursday Hops #13

So it’s Thursday, and time for the 13th hop! Like the previous hop about Mukteshwar, this one is also from my hubby’s recent trip to Uttarakhand. More specifically, it is about a local jharna (mountain spring) in a place called Sat Tal, or Seven Lakes. This is a perennial spring, though its volume does varyContinue reading “Thursday Hops #13”

Thursday Hops #12

My husband got a 15-day break at office and he immediately rushed to his first love…the hills in his hometown. Although we came back from there only about a month back (and after spending five months of lockdown there), he was already missing Kumaon hills terribly. Kumaon is now fully open for travel, so althoughContinue reading “Thursday Hops #12”

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”