About

A wanderer, who wants to come back home after a while, only to long to go out, wandering again.

We live only once. It would be such a waste to come into this world and go away without seeing what else and who else existed on it. And so my dream of seeing the world before I die.

It is difficult to fight the gutsy urges of travel that overpower me regularly. Corporate life, (the life I live right now), with all its dynamism, can be quite boring. Nomadic life is what I crave for.

After living in several cities of India, I moved to San Jose, California (US) recently. That, my friends, is my current place of stay.

Updated: 19th Jan 2013

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  1. Dan H

    Good Morning,

    I’m currently seeking sponsored post/text link opportunities for my client in the travel sector. Is this something that you offer on your site?

    Kindest regards.

    Dan

  2. OMG Girl. If ever I had a soul-sister , you gotto be THE one. My thoughts exactly and put across tab bit better :) Discovered some Gorgeous Pics and engaging Travel – Tales . Keep travelling and discovering..

  3. love your header image :)

  4. :) we have also started blogging about Surat. This is our blog -> http://lifeinsurat.wordpress.com/
    Do you know of any other bloggers from around Surat ???

    • Hi. Good job. Sadly, when I started this and started writing about Surat, I realized there is no one else in the field. Good that you have started this. Try joining Indiblogger and see if you find Surat bloggers there.

  5. Syed Javed Naeem

    Hey nice info abt Vadodara.I am a travelogue director from Delhi,and will be shooting Bazaars of Vadodara from 27-29th sep 2012.was just wondering if I can speak to you or if you or any of your friend can help me out in recce and let me know abt.the intresting facts of Vadodara..Much thans in advance.

  6. Hey,
    I stumbled upon your blog when I searched for food blogger in Vadodara! I wanted to connect with bloggers and possibly start a blogger meet sort of.. While I still haven’t found food bloggers, I am just too happy to land here… Didn’t know about so many places in baroda.
    I have recently left my job and now find a bit too much time on myself…. Will start exploring these places soon! My exploration till now is limited to the palace and the museum.

    I gather you are no longer in baroda.. Is your friend M still here? :)

    Cheers,
    ashima

    • Hey.. Congrats for shifting back to BAroda! I am so J… Yes, I left Baroda 2 months ago :( I really miss it. Coincidently, my friend M also left few days back! I wish we were there right now; all of us could have connected!

      I have seen quite a few places there; so you can try exploring them. Do write about them from your point of view; would love to read!

      There are also some NGOs and organizations that are into making and selling handicrafts. Will be writing about one soon. You may try exploring them, too.

      I glanced through your food blog and I am going to hit it soon! I am a newbie in the kitchen and I think your blog is going to help me a lot !!

      • :O I went to M’s blog and it seemed that she was still in Baroda.. I was really hoping to find someone to explore the by-lanes of Baroda with.. Couple of days back I went to the old market for the first time (I think your post had something to do with inspiring me to visit there :) )

        Good luck with exploring the kitchen! :) I was a newbie in kitchen 4 years ago.. but it soon got me hooked :) love cooking and experimenting with flavours.. Which was one reason why I loved old market so much.. fresh fruits and much cheaper dry fruits etc..

        Have a great new year! :)

      • Hey. Oh, M left from Baroda around 10th Dec. Thats quite a sad coincidence; we 3 could have met up and did some more exploring! Good luck with your explorations! Do keep writing about them!

  7. Pratixa Prajapati

    Hi.. I must say.. amazing work. I am a content writer, blogger and a freelancer. I really appreciate your writing skills.. Good work dear. Do meet up whenever you are in Baroda. I would be glad to team up with you

    • Hey Pratixa. Thank you for your comment! I am sorry for replying so late.

      I have moved out of India, unfortunately. So I am not sure if we will be able to meet up. What exactly do you have in mind? Maybe we can still team up., Internet is everything today.. :) My mail id is ns9869@gmail.com. I also have a FB page, where I can be contacted. Will look fwd to your message!!

  8. Kaval

    Hey! Its good to come across a blogger like you who loves to explore places…I am from Baroda and now pursuing filmmaking in Mumbai (apparently 2 places which you have covered well :P ) I love visiting my hometown once a month,meet up friends and family…I am an amateur photographer and have pushed myself to become better with time..and its sad you have already left the place or would have loved to connect with you :)

    • Hi. I have seen your photographs on your blog. Was following your blog actively when I was in India. You are doing a good job at photography. Do put up pics of any of the hidden treasures of BAroda, if you happen to visit sometime. I missed Nazarbaug Palace. It is such an ignored gem. Would love to see its pic..

      Sad that I am no longer in Baroda. Somehow, after I left, lot of fellow bloggers connected with me. Bad timing!

      • Kaval

        Oh I see I am visiting Baroda this weekend :P Hoping to socialize and watch iron man 3 along with my buddies ;) wanna drop in some of your memories? lol

  9. Hello,

    My name is Cliff Barre and my wife Tiffany and I are responsible green travelers and active writers for our Peace, Love, and Travel blog. I recently came across your blog and really enjoyed reading your article “California Winter.” I would love a chance to speak with your readers about the idea of Green Travel Tips and how it can help them become eco-friendly travelers and reduce their carbon footprint while traveling. I have some tips for before traveling, during traveling, and some green destinations to travel to.

    If you think this topic, or any other for that matter, would be of interest to your readers, please let me know and I’ll start pulling it together.

    I look forward to hearing back from you, thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Cliff

    Linkedin

  10. Greetings from Outlook,

    I just thought to contact you, if you would like to contribute some of your pictures of Tambekar Wada, Baroda. for our forthcoming Outlook Traveller issue.

    We’re carrying a piece on Baroda and Tambekar Wada is part of it.

    See if you’re interested..!

    best
    puneet

  11. You have taken such amazing photographs of Baroda. I wish I had that eye … in love with your blog :)

    • Thank you Puru.

      You know, I haven’t enjoyed photographing (and editing) anything else after Baroda. I just love that city’s vibe!

  12. Hey! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. It’s a great way for newer blogs to gain new followers, and a way to discover new blogs. If you’d like to participate, please visit my post that includes my nominations and the guidelines on how to join in!

    http://limenlemony.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/of-awards-and-recognition/ :)

    Cheers!
    Ashima

    • Thanks, Ashima! This is the first time I am being involved like this. I will take this up!

      PS: Not getting around reading your latest posts. Will do so, soon..!

  13. You have an interesting blog running here. Loved some of your photographs. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. :)

  14. Love the header! :)

    • Thank you! I think of changing it to something else but can’t find anything better!

  15. I just moved to Baroda and I love all the beautiful pictures! I have passed by some of the places you have mentioned and I am so keen to go ahead and explore them! Please let me know what places are a must visit for someone who enjoys architecture! :)

    • Thank u! And welcome to Baroda!

      You must visit laxmi palace, to begin with. Its an epic. Second should be ganpati dhule temple. Then see everything I have written about – hazira maqbara, sevasi step well, etc.

      I missed nazarbaag palace. That’s in the old market area. Its beautiful too. Maybe you can do a post on it :)

      The whole of Baroda is full of old architecture. Keep looking for those.

      • Thank you so much for welcoming me! :)

        I can’t wait to go to the Laxmi Vilas Palace. I love the towers around the old town and am looking forward to going at peace one Sunday and take a few pictures.

        Will definitely do a piece on Nazarbaag palace and thanks so much for all the info. Will keep you updated! :)

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    We have recently launched a new Twitter-like feature on the Site called ‘Interesting People To Follow’ and are connecting with several bloggers in areas of fashion, literature, entertainment, photography, satire, sports, technology and causes promoting them and their content on Vebbler and enable them to connect with their Fans. The feature was launched 25 days ago and we have received an overwhelming response from 40+ bloggers across the country and we would love to have you on board too.

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    If you’re interested, I’d be happy to connect with you. My number is +91-9820433731 or you can email me back.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

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  17. Jean

    Hi!

    I came across your blog accidentally, searching for some tips on my trip to Vadodara… And I got immediately charmed by your softly lighted pictures, colourfully and brightly told stories, the spirit of travelling and exploring and discovering in each sentence…
    It’s magic :)

    Thank you so much for this!

    All the best,
    Jean
    (Russia; currently – Mumbai)

    • Hey Jean. I feel honoured to receive so much appreciation! I am glad my writings and photos were useful to you. When are you visiting? What all have you planned? I’ll be happy to give tips/guidance..

  18. asilora69

    Nice Blog… I see Your Travel Life… Its Tooo Good.. And Actullyy I Like Your Blog And All Informations… Nice Again… I see All Websites And Blog but Never See This Type Off Blog… It Is Good For Unkown Person who Dont Know About Ahmedabd, Surat, And Vadodra……….

    Nicee Blogg…… Againn….

  19. Hey!

    As you traverse around the globe, I think you might have to change the tabs on top header to continents or else you will soon run out of space! :)

    I nominated your blog for ‘The Best Blog of the Year, 2013′ award! Check out the nomination post on: http://limenlemony.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/ho-ho-ho/

    Happy traveling for the new year! :)

    love,
    ashima

    • Awww thank you!! I am in india right now and did not have connectivity for a long time.. just saw your comment. What a way to end the new year!!

  20. Vadodara

    May i use the vadodara pics on our facebook page.

    • You are welcome to do so. Please do credit my blog and mention the complete address. That is all I need!

      Which photos are you interested in?

      I have sent several mails in the last year to contact@barodian.com. I contributed photos to ‘Clicks by Barodians’ but I never got any response..

      • Vadodara

        Thank you so much for response. I would like to pubish historical clicks, streets, vadodara foods pics that you took. Also you can if you have more you can email at vadodaracityinfo@gmail.com.

        Our page is new but have received good response from photographers. we not only publish details but also update once it is being publish and how is the response.

        I will publish next week around tuesday or wednesday.

        Thanks

      • Thank you. I mistook you for another page. I will mail my photographs soon. I am busy with a family function right now..

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