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Welcome to Our Beautiful Days

Travel, food, culture and then some. Everything I love, here for you.


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OBD Speaks: Komorebi (木漏れ日)

OBD Speaks: Komorebi (木漏れ日)

A poignant characteristic of Japanese culture is the close and harmonious relationship between man and nature. The Japanese consciously, constantly and consistently weave elements of nature into the close proximity of their daily lives. From seasonal festivals (case in point, celebrations surrounding the famous cherry […]

Introducing: OBD Speaks

Introducing: OBD Speaks

It’s no secret that I love languages. While mastering seemingly impenetrable grammar, instantly recognising words written in different scripts or successfully memorising lists of new vocabulary do inspire feelings of “Huzzah!” or pride, these aren’t the reasons why I find myself trundling down the difficult […]

On the Hippie Trail: Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand

On the Hippie Trail: Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand

They call it “a hidden gem in the crown of Uttarakhand.” I can’t say I disagree.  I’ve had the immense pleasure of running away to Kasar Devi not once but twice in the past year. Uttarakhand (which once upon a time meant not much more […]

The Life & Times of @DishaPadThai

The Life & Times of @DishaPadThai

They say a picture says a thousand words. Now, so does my Instagram Followers List! Being the social media ‘enthusiast’ that I am, this past Friday was a Friyay as yours truly aka @dishapadthai hit the big 1-0-0-0. To many of you, this figure may seem paltry in […]

My Takeaways from Jaipur Lit Fest 2016

My Takeaways from Jaipur Lit Fest 2016

This past weekend I hopped over to glorious Jaipur for the famed Jaipur Lit Fest. I was a JLF newbie and this was to be my first time. They say everyone remembers their first time… And I couldn’t agree more! Whether you were there or […]

Meandering Around Mehrangarh Fort

Meandering Around Mehrangarh Fort

“A palace that might have been built by Titans and coloured by the morning sun.” – Rudyard Kipling – A lover of forts and all things royal, my heart willed with wonderment/shivers went up my spine/goosebumps lined my arms/my eyes popped out/I spontaneously combusted/etc. the first […]

OBD Shops: ‘Handpicked’ – Delhi’s Organic Market

OBD Shops: ‘Handpicked’ – Delhi’s Organic Market

Gone are the days when consumers would solely be bombarded by food and drink laden with chemicals, preservatives and all other things unhealthy. Organic? Quinoa? Superfoods? Chia? Once lofty terms like these are in the fast track to becoming permanent additions in more and more […]

Top 5 Durga Puja Pandals: Kolkata 2015 Edition

Top 5 Durga Puja Pandals: Kolkata 2015 Edition

What does a ‘good Bengali girl’ such as I do when her wanderlust is peaking to monumental levels and Durga Puja is right around the corner? Book a flight ticket to and from Kolkata and prepare for the seven day party that lay ahead – […]