Bhutan-The Land of Happiness

A place where gross national happiness is more important than gross national product

Money Does not Buy Happiness and the people of this nation know it very well!

Bhutan measures the country’s growth in terms of Gross National Happiness as opposed to the Gross Domestic Product as followed by the rest of the world. Continue reading “Bhutan-The Land of Happiness”

Great Escape To Off The Beaten Path – Gavi

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere

“We love animals, we love forest”, was his parting note with immense happiness and pride.

Bala, the naturalist, born to a Tamilian couple who left Sri Lanka with many other Tamilian families in 1972 when Sri Lanka officially took its name from Ceylon. Bala lives in Gavi with scanty population of just one thousand residents. Continue reading “Great Escape To Off The Beaten Path – Gavi”

One day at Isha Ashram

“Once you have access to the source of creation within you, your health and well being will naturally be taken care of” Sadhguru

As soon as you come out of the Coimbatore airport (An industrial city located in Tamil Nadu in the Southern part of India) you can hire a taxi to go to the ashram (a secluded place) located 30 kms away. Information about the ashram can be seen everywhere. Continue reading “One day at Isha Ashram”

My Working Mom

Momy with guilt, don’t be hard on you

One of my friend was calling me hysterically on a working day. Assuming its urgent, I returned her call immediately to be greeted with a sniveling voice, emptiness and long pause. On coaxing she broke heavily on the phone. Continue reading “My Working Mom”

Making A Comeback- It ain’t over ’til it’s over

“Success does not lie in ‘results’ but in ‘efforts’, ‘being’ the best is not so important ‘doing’ the best is all that matters”

 Poor gender diversity surprised me right from my hotel school days where I was part of minority, meager two percent of overall class strength, unfortunately the ratio weakened further as we moved through years. Moreover there was very clear demarcation of departments that men and women were believed to run. Things have not changed much even after many years. Continue reading “Making A Comeback- It ain’t over ’til it’s over”

Eco Tourism village Kumbalangi

A good place to live is a good place to visit

Responsible tourism inspires me to turn into a responsible traveler-making better places for people to visit in and better places for people to live in. It enhances the wellbeing of local communities and brings gereater economic benefits to locals, maintains the diversity and preserves cultural heritage.

Salt Water Healing-Islands of Maldives

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself, the challenge is to silence the mind

Travel and change of place always impact my mind. I wanted to disappear from my mundane surroundings of everyday life and I knew I didn’t need magic, I needed a destination. I chose Maldives. Continue reading “Salt Water Healing-Islands of Maldives”