King Khan

9 August 2019 Melbourne ‘Did I actually see him in person?’ ‘Or was I dreaming?’ ‘Really?’ I have all these questions today as I recollect last night’s event. It all seems so unreal and dreamy. Okay, let me give you a context. Last night was the awards night at Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne….

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me! It’s one of those days where you celebrate growing older and wiser, right? For me, it’s the same as well, birthdays have always been special. I start my celebrations few days before my birthday 😀 and I continue after my birthday as well. And one ritual that I have been religiously…

My 30 days blog challenge

For the next 30 days, I have taken up a post a day challenge. One of the people in my network sent me a list of topics to write about for the next 30 days. I was hesitant in accepting this challenge as I do have a bit or problem in following and sticking to…

How do I manage my leave?

Earlier this year, I posted about how I fund my travels. Then the question popped up, how do I manage my job and leave! I would like to start by saying I have a full time job which requires me to work 9 to 5 Monday to Friday and I do get limited number of…

How do I get so much money to travel?

‘You are lucky, you are rich!’ ‘I wish I was as rich as you!’ ‘I am not as lucky as you!’ ‘I wish I had the money to travel!’ ‘How do you get so much money?’ ‘How do you manage your funds?’ And many more… First of all, let me start my saying that I…

A collective strength!

I am strong believer that women of a family are the foundation and they are the strongest pillars. They might be working women or housewives, mothers or daughters. If the foundation is strong and independent, there is nothing that can stop the family from flourishing. Earlier this year, I was hit by this reality that…

Our adventure at Figure 8 pool

It was a beautiful Saturday and as part of our weekend exercise, my friends, Vijay, Som, Priya and Sree, and I had picked Figure 8 pool. Priya and Som had checked various websites to see the best time to visit on that Saturday. NOTE: The best time to visit Figure 8 pool is during low…

Happy 1st birthday Solopassport!

It’s celebration time! I remember when my friend Akshata suggested that I start writing my travel stories and publishing them as blogs, I thought what a crazy idea. I was scared and skeptical, but I decided to take a leap of faith and created solopassport. Today, its the birthday time and my solopassport has turned…

Why do I write?

I write because I love writing. I am not denying the fact that there are some awesome writers out there but this is my way of penning down my thoughts and writing stories. I have received criticism. But criticisms are good right? I have also received appreciations, and feedback and I am thankful to those…

Our bucket list for 2018 sabbatical

My friend Akshata and I have decided to take a year long sabbatical in 2018 and travel around the World. This post is to write down all our bucket list items for the 2018 sabbatical. Our first list is the list of all the countries & continents which we wish to visit. France Scotland & UK…

Happiness… is defined by little things in life!

Happiness… is defined by little things in life! After reading a blog from my friend about the little things that matter in our lives, I decided to list down all the little things that I am happy about. Happiness is when your mom calls you every day to make sure you are alright. Happiness is…

My favourite travel destination

I am a girl who believes in fairy tales. I love everything about them, including the mystical landscapes. Why am I telling you this? Well, because my favourite holiday destination comes straight from the fairy tale, which is “Queenstown” in New Zealand. Being in the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown offers some spectacular landscapes…

Indian girl’s quest for solo travel

Who am I? As the title suggests, I am an Indian girl who loves to travel solo. I am that perfect soul, which craves and breathes travel. My mantra is what Derek Walcott said ‘I read, I travel and I become’. I love writing about my travel stories on my blog – Solopassport. Why do I travel solo?  Solo travel…

Why Solo travel?

Solo travel – one of the most happening words currently. Most of us want to travel solo – Why? Because: Solo travels are the best travels Solo travel is liberating and educative Solo travel is a way of learning how to handle situations Solo travel is the ultimate in self-indulgence And etc. etc. and etc….

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is one of my favourite movies in all times. Who doesn’t love Po? The adorable awesome Panda. It is the journey of Po who goes from being a noodle seller to the Dragon Warrior. The movie focuses on the beautiful relationships between Po and his father Mr. Ping, Po and his idealists…

Chooti – Our beloved cat!

Her name was ‘Chooti’, which means ‘Very intelligent’ in Kannada language. She was my Dad’s pet and she was with us for about 6 to 7 years. I have captured some of her expressions through my lens over the different time periods and this post is a tribute for our beloved Chooti.  

Unexpected adrenaline rush? Ask me how!

Location: Bangalore Year: 2011 It had drizzled in the evening and it was time for me to take Willie out for a walk. I generally used this opportunity to call my family and friends. That evening I had called my mother. Since I did not want to go very far from the apartment complex, I…