Lolling in peace

I was remembering one of my most peaceful holidays- yes peaceful. This one I was not looking for action at all- wanted some quite and solitude.

A relatively unknown off the beaten path old haveli called Kanota offered me a serene environment with stunning nature images and delectable food that could well have come from my home kitchen! Everything there was catered to pamper to our senses when all we went there for,was, time to relax

Kaliya or Kalu as his master calls him, needs to talk urgently, but the fervent wag of his tail is lost upon me. His constant chasing the white furry Billiya ( Bilo) is his favourite past -time, he tries to climb roofs and trees like Bilo but realizes its not his forte, then he chases the birds and attempts to fly/leap like them, and this has me cracking up with mirth, wanted to hug him and tell him he's not a loser at all, but just different from them:-)

I spent my days lying around in the sun, reading, sleeping, eating , watching Toofan the fluffy 4 legged who deludes himself to be a cat or a bird, looking upon nature and realizing how far we are from this magic, living in urban dwellings, so far away from peace and harmony.

Have you had such a calm peaceful holiday yet?:-)


Silicon Valley, Bangalore, India

Bangalore - always blessed with a pleasant climate, beautiful parks, canopied avenues, and a rich cultural heritage with a cosmopolitan touch.

A city ahead of its times, Bangalore heralded the Information Technology revolution way back in the 1980s. It has earned its spot in the international arena with landmark progress in IT, bio-technology, garment manufacturing, industrial development, real estate, health, higher education and hospitality.

Silicon city has now started to see growth pangs which are painful. A 15min distance to cover 2 yrs ago now can take an hour many times. The weather that this IT city is to be used to, is fast vanishing , leaving in its wake dry scratchy heat!

Construction work seems to be in progress everywhere you look and that to my mind is contributing to the heat island effect in this garden city

Despite all this downslide Bangalore is very close to my heart. This city was my first home away from home. I was lucky to have made some precious friends there, grew professionally, got myself a lovely home, hung out at my fave places, and most importantly I found my independance there

I sincerely wish Bangalore finds a solution to all its problems soon