• Comics,  Poetry

    A Million Light Years Away

    The Poem Without Graphics A Million Light Years Away Floating with time in spaces far, dark, and wide Sputnik voyages further and further Fear of the unknown A will to live A will to fly Ready to break the tie Almost This poem is a  homage to one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. “Sometimes I feel so—I don’t know—lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you’re used to has been ripped away. Like there’s no more gravity, and I’m left to drift in outer space.” – SPUTNIK SWEETHEART, Haruki Murakami A context for the Poem This weekend, we would want you to Write A Poem Using These Words – Fear, Ready,…

  • Movies,  Reviews,  Writings

    Aquaman (2018): Film Review

    DC rises above the studio battles and creates a joyous adventure ride. Aquaman is good old fun. imagine Thor underwater in the imaginary sequel of The Abyss, then Indiana Jones took him to Sahara and then they all fought the threat of global pollution. Geoff Johns' vision finally comes to Atlantean life.

  • Jammu and Kashmir,  Travel

    Guest Post: When nothing goes Right, go Left!

      About Shalzmojo An interior designer by profession, writing is a passion which coupled with travel love blossomed into this blog where I love to just “do my thing”! Be it recipes, food events, travel jaunts, fiction dreaming or even meditative musings; all of it’s taken up quite passionately on This post is part of the December bloghop #mymojo with Shalzmojo. Here’s my cross post on her blog, about some of the interesting things to do in Bhutan.   Hello readers. I am happy to be here on Seema’s blog and bring to you one of my unexpected travel adventures. I hope you enjoy reading it. I am an avid traveler and my…

  • Goa

    St. Anne Church, Olaulim, Goa

    St. Anne church is a hidden gem in the quiet Olaulim village. We found it while riding around Pomburpa village, during our stay at the Loja. In the evening, churchgoers gather here for mass. The rest of the day, the Church stands quietly. Witnessing life passing by for the last 266 years or so. The gentle sway of trees, the white of the church, and the slightly overgrown and abandoned feel of the garden in front of it … something wild and peaceful.  Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. She is the patron of housewives, women in labor, cabinet makers and miners. Her emblem is a door (I tried…

  • Coffee Connections

    An Extension of the Front Porch

    A Café. A Third Place. A comfortable, sociable gathering spot away from home and work, like an extension of the front porch. When I think of the different coffee beans I have tried, and try to decide which ones I like the best, it reminds me of Classic Rock bands or films. Sometimes when you listen to The Beatles, you feel no one has ever hit it so right so many times. Then some evening, when you are feeling the blues, you put on some Dead, and life couldn’t be more perfect and music couldn’t be more cathartic. Some days, some bands. And the same applies to coffee too. When…

  • Comics

    The Last Time he Saw Her …

    Lost love, what could never be, lost in time, and clear as memories can be. Quote from Before Sunset: Jesse: Oh, God, why weren’t you there, in Vienna? Celine: I told you why. Jesse: Well, I know why, I just – I wish you would have been. Our lives might have been so much different. Celine: You think so? Jesse: I actually do. Celine: Maybe not. Maybe, we would have hated each other eventually. Jesse: Oh what, like we hate each other now? Celine: You know, maybe we’re – we’re only good at brief encounters, walking around in European cities in warm climate. About the comic: Illustration by Seema Misra, Based on the lyrics of The Last Time He Saw Dorie…

  • Travel,  Travelogue & Art Journal,  Uncategorized,  Vietnam

    Top Things to do in Vietnam

    “Vietnam. It grabs you and doesn’t let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.” Anthony Bourdain Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam The French Old Quarters is the heart of Hanoi. It feels straight out of Arabian Nights, with old buildings, temples, pagodas, and markets. Most travelers stay here. It is close by popular destinations, such as the Temple of Literature, Hanoi opera house, National Museum of Vietnamese History, and many temples and pagodas. The best way to see this area is on foot with frequent stops for iced coffee, banh mi1, and bun cha2. 1 The Vietnamese version of a sandwich made with baguette filled with a mix of meats,…

  • Travel,  Travelogue & Art Journal,  Vietnam

    Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

    I have always wanted to visit South East Asia, and when we finally planned a 2-week trip this year my husband immediately said: “Let’s do Vietnam.” Anthony Bourdain’s enticing depiction of Vietnamese cuisine drew him to the country. For me, it was a book, called Saigon which had been on our bookshelves since I could read. When I grew up, and finally read the book, it took me to a place both familiar and exotic. The maps were pulled up on our laptops and we started planning our journey. Vietnam is a thin narrow strip of land, like Kerala – so it made sense to do a cross-country trip. We chose…