Quarantine Thought

Completing four and half month of indoor stay is pretty tough for a small time wanderer. But then life has to go on, with house hold chores and work combined for all the others I have known and me as well. I want to break-free like all others. Specially children want to go free, some understand and accept while others don’t, its tough.
What I had been talking and hearing..for few months now….is just about being caged and handcuffed for fear of life. Yet, few of many I have known are true warriors, fighting for others selflessly. I kept checking the graph that showed steady increase…..And have come to terms with the fact that, nevertheless how many vaccines are being made, scenario of “new normal” will exist for a year or more. I am not too worried about myself, but what about children and family. I barely get a sight of a kid out on the street.

Are we prepared yet? Will a mask free life be normal?

Caged

Free Earth

With the entry of Covid-19 crises, there is panic everywhere around the globe. Countries have come together to fight and sweep this pandemic away, never to return.

Amidst all these…it is noticable that many of us through Instagram, Facebook or Whatsapp have been continuously posting about how peaceful our own place has become. Very true…a total change is what each of us are witnessing.

Our Earth is Breathing Free After a Long Time…It Healing!!!

May be this was required for our own humankind for betterment in a way, lest the fact there are numerous lives are lost. Are we learning a lesson? Are we learning to adjust with our dear ones? Are we worried about them being safe? Are we worried about those who are less previlaged and turning to be more humble? In all a slightly if not completely minimalist lifestyle even for the so called rich is what current situation has brought in. Let’s Think and Change for betterment of mankind.

Here is a picture of one of busiest roads in Bangalore city….which was healing.

Singapore …….not always a good experience

 

Listen up….those who wanna make a difference! I believe I am one of them.

I am sharing a recent incident that a known family experienced during their recent visit to Singapore between the 11th and 16th of April 2019.

It is been observed and sadly to say, experienced that people(judged by country of origin or ethnicity or race) are treated indifferently at many places in Singapore, especially at touristy spots; be it train stations or zoo ticket counter.

While this family lined up at Orchard Road train station, a lady in a scarf(name not visible) greeted people ahead of them with a smile that seemed nice until their turn came; when the lady suddenly turned cold, in a sense showcasing attitude not friendly at all in any means but it did not mean she was loud. Her change in tone and gesture spoke out the indifference that was purely not welcomed.

Apparently, over the next few days of their stay, it came to their attention that the “White Skinned” were the ones were courteously treated. It was a common occurrence observed, and this is been the very attitude to most Asians or the Brown or Dark Skinned……

Truly shocking to hear an incident from one of the most touristy places. Why?

(1) Not expected and a “supposed to be” behavior

(2) Despite the fact I never visited Singapore…..I have been to other Asian countries ….where not even at once during my stint of more than 15 days I had a bad experience like this. The people were very warm unlike in Singapore.

(3) Unexpected attitude from Singapore who set an example to be one of best countries…….But is it really? I wonder now……What kind of memory will a visitor take away……??? Truly shameful and hurting.

So, to this lady out and others who have the same attitude…..CHANGE.

To the local authorities and the government…… PLEASE TRAIN/TEACH THEM

……..With a hope someone carries my message………

Sing2

Singapore…..Hear Me Out!!!!!!!

7 years of blogging

Hello,

It’s already 7 years that I have been writing. Feel so good. The number of posts have been gradually increasing. However, in comparison to many wonderful bloggers whom I follow and many others whom I don’t, lot more can be done. I am constantly learning to better my skills, whether it is writing or placing quality pictures. There is an unceasing push within.

To the rest of you out there, thank you for teaching me through your words, pictures and knowledge; whether it is travel, cookery, poetry, parenting or any other story. I have come across fantabulous content. Kudos la gente!

Wish me luck guys☺️ A big thank you and a hug for your support.

Loads of love,

Vannie.

A slice of Horanadu

I have been doing a sort of intense travel since December. Despite being a travelaholic, these travel came unexpectedly and not pre-planned. I did a bit of beaches and religious places.

Last week, I happened to visit Horanadu in Karnataka (never heard of this place before until I decided to travel few days ago). The only way to access the place was via road. Contrary to most other times where I do scribble about the place, things around home kept me held up for this activity, being rest assured of some sought of adventure and I was not disappointed.

It’s was only on my return through the curvy ghats, which houses coffee and tea plantation, spaciously private houses engulfed by herbs and flowering plants, creeping black peppers and laid back locals; I realized it was heaven tucked away amidst mountains. It seemed like spring but not even a single feel of summer in air for 40 odd kilometers.

Travelling by the state bus was real adventure as the driver did all he could to sway the passengers from one corner to other, while speeding through bends of the mountain. Not wanting to miss on hidden beauty, I pulled out my instant camera and captured few shots whilst on the move.

**Just before Sun was up

 

**River Bhadra

** Tall standing trees playing hide and seek with the Sun