Author: manashree

Sex and Shopping in Siam (now Bangkok)

Suvarnabhumi Airport – Bangkok Sex and shopping – this in general defines a trip to Bangkok for most. For male tourists seeking an outlet of their sexual fantasies, Bangkok is like a heaven on earth. Starting from the Booboo bars and pole dance girls of Pattaya to the paradise of many sensual massages in Bangkok, you can find everything you...

I Could Kill to Live in Adelaide

Yes, the title of this blog exactly expresses my feeling for Adelaide. And I am sure you want to know the “whys” of it. So, here they are: The view from our hotel room. That’s Adelaide Oval Stadium in the Centre of the pic My very first feeling after landing at the Adelaide Airport was very comforting. Reaching down at...

The Best Remedy for a Broken Heart

Be it a broken heart or a tired soul, travel is the best cure for all. Take it from someone like me who has travelled 19 countries and 3 continents so far. It always works! Go buy that ticket NOW! ??  

Takeaway Lunch

Some conversations make you, well, speechless. Today, I went to the nearby food stall to buy lunch. This is not my first time in that stall. They cook nice oriental food. The food is reasonably priced too. A boy and a middle aged woman usually serve and pack the food from the buffet display. The boy is terrible at English....

As Fulfilling As Praying

Have you heard this song? “Ghar se masjid bahut door hai chalo yun kar len, Kisi rote hue bacche ko hansaya jaye.” (Meaning in English: The prayer place is so far away from home, Let us just make a crying child smile.) Recently I felt the joy of making a crying child smile. It was Friday. I had just taken...

A Friend to Hang Out with

I suddenly realised that one of the most prized possessions I have is my sewing machine. It has given me many peaceful creative and relaxing moments in life. Don’t know if it’s the happiness of stitching a curtain in exactly the way I want or the satisfaction of stitching a cushion cover out of a material or a particular print...

Bihu

Everyone talks about Bihu – then and now. Everyone says it was better “then”, than “now”. I beg to differ. For me all the Bihu celebrations have something special to offer. So what, if the celebration of Bihu has changed over the ages? Change is inevitable. We all have to keep up with time and adjust accordingly. Today we do...

My Kolkata Experiences – The taxi driver who mugged me

View from inside a Kolkata cab Whenever someone mentions about the “streets of Kolkata”, I get reminded of a street full of vehicles and a rhythm-less blasting background music of honking. About 60-70% of those vehicles are the signature black and yellow ambassador taxis of Kolkata (of course it depends on the area and time of the day). I have...