Finding your bearings

You know you are settling in well in your new town when you have 1. found your waxing lady and 2. found your favorite butcher! (they both respectively know not to cock my eyebrows and how small I want my meat chopped.) I’m not one to fall in love easily. Never have been. So its…

Being Light

I think..no I believe there is this unconscious link between your aspirations and the Universe. Sometimes we just haven’t made our minds up to what we want however the Universe knows exactly what it is that your little heart would desire down the track. Thus it begins preparing you wayyy before you actually can articulate…

Doing Machu Picchu Solo

My new flatmate and I got chatting yesterday and discovered that we both have a mutual love for Peru. Unfortunately he didn’t go to Machu Picchu and I realized a lot of travelers, I’ve met actually forgo the Machu Picchu leg of their Peruvian journey. And that only goes to show that Peru is not…

Merhaba Istanbul!

Merhaba from Istanbul! Because the last 4 days (only 4!) has been a whirlwind, it is impossible to write about the range of feelings and things that have happened. I believe once I have settled in – I will be able to deconstruct it all piece by piece. In tiny snippets, Istanbul so far  –…

Lessons in Kuala Lumpur

10 minutes after disembarking from my supposedly 8 and 1/2 hour flight (which the wonderful Emirates aircraft made in 7.05 hours), question that pops into my brain is “Dudeee..where are the Malaysians??”  I kid you not but every second face I saw was someone from the Indian subcontinent. It wasn’t till the evening on my…

False Starts

False starts. We see it happening on the tracks all the time. An athlete gets so wound up that they start a moment too early. This also happens in our lives all the time, too. When we really want something that bad that we start running before we are ready. I have always wanted to travel….

Where is Shyamni?

I was born in June and by God I’m a true blue through and through Gemini. My parents also in true Indian fashion gave me two names and I am equally known by both names to different groups. In a true Gemini fashion, my personalities also reflect my two given names and as the laws would…

New Blog

They say third time’s the charm and am hoping that this blog unlike the other two will flourish and expand beautifully over time. The first one when I now look at it, was full of ranting and raving on the unfairness of life and the other one was a very ambitious life-coach style blog which…