Russia through Instagram – A Photo Essay

Russia through Instagram – A Photo Essay

After successfully achieving my goal to #Take12Trips in 2014, I had decided to re-take the pledge and attempt to #Take12Trips in 2015 as well. Updates on my progress in 2015 have been few and far between, but that’s not to say I haven’t been making all attempts to achieve the goal this year. I’ve fallen behind on my blogging momentum and have a huge back-log of posts, but don’t worry, the #Take12Trips challenge remains high on my list of priorities.

I’ve taken 8 trips thus far and have one or two more potential travel plans later this year. I’ve had a few setbacks as well: June was the first month in over a year where I didn’t get to travel outside my city at all, and August became the second month in 2015 with no trips materializing. But following quickly on the heels of this disappointment came my biggest trip this year… one I had been planning for months!

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A Royal Retreat at Samode Palace, Rajasthan

A Royal Retreat at Samode Palace, Rajasthan

Snuggled among the Aravali Hills in Rajasthan, ensconced on a hill amidst the rugged landscape, lies a 475-year-old Palace steeped in history, its stories and secrets waiting to be uncovered.

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Friday Favourites – Best Reads from March 2015

Friday Favourites – Best Reads from March 2015

Welcome back to Life On My Plate’s new monthly series – Friday Favourites!

I’ve become a bit of a passive blogger off-late; work seems to have taken over my life at the moment!
I’m not blogging as much as I would like, and my interactions with other bloggers via comments on their posts and via Social Media is also much quieter than usual.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not trying to keep up with what most of my favourite bloggers are up to. Fleeting moments in between meetings and deadlines, the Metro commute to-and-fro work, sporadic salon appointments, are all times that I find myself catching up on my blog readings.

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The Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad – Meant to Take Your Breath Away

The Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad – Meant to Take Your Breath Away

Recently coming into the limelight as the venue that hosted one of the most glittering and star-studded Bollywood weddings in recent times, The Taj Falaknuma Palace is a Heritage Luxury Hotel located in the city of Hyderabad, India. Superstar Salman Khan booked the entire hotel for his younger sister’s fairytale wedding, and if the afternoon I spent walking amidst the extravagance is anything to go by, I’m sure guests are transported into a bygone era while resting in the lap of luxury.

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Friday Favourites – Best Reads from February 2015

Friday Favourites – Best Reads from February 2015

Welcome to the second edition of Life On My Plate’s new monthly series – Friday Favourites!

On the first Friday of every month, I will be sharing a carefully curated collection of my favorite travel and food related posts from the previous month.
So here’s a collection of some of my favourite reads from around the web; articles that caught my fancy and posts I really enjoyed reading in the month of February!

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A Walk in the Ruins of the Golconda Fort

A Walk in the Ruins of the Golconda Fort

I visited the Indian city of Hyderabad a couple of months ago. It was my first trip to a city I had heard so much about. A city steeped in history, drenched in heritage and oozing culture at every turn. It was a friend’s wedding that finally took me to Hyderabad, but despite the limited time and packed schedule, I was determined to explore as much of it as I possibly could.

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My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

My 30-Before-30 UNESCO Challenge

It’s the ‘Age of The List’, of sorts.
And nowhere else is this truer than in the Blogosphere.
Top 5 Places to Visit in… Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with… 50 Foods to Try in… 100 Reasons for…
The list of “lists” on the internet would be never-ending.
Heck, there are even multiple lists on Why We Love Lists!

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What I Ate in Singapore – A Photo Essay

What I Ate in Singapore – A Photo Essay

I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going VERY well so far. 🙂

In January I visited Mumbai and in February I took another quick trip to Mussoorie; I explored the Delhi Zoo in March and had a fantastic time traipsing around Europe in April. In May I went off to Shimla up in the hills to escape Delhi’s unbearable heat and in June a work trip took me to Manila, Philippines. I then flew to New York City to spend 10 glorious summer days in July and August meandering around Manhattan and falling in love with Brooklyn. September had yet another trip in store!

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Where to Stay in Manila, Philippines

I’m on a quest to Take12Trips this year, and it’s going VERY well so far. 🙂

In January I visited Mumbai and in February I took another quick trip to Mussoorie; I explored the Delhi Zoo in March and had a fantastic time traipsing around Europe in April. In May I went off to Shimla up in the hills to escape Delhi’s unbearable heat and in June a work trip took me to Manila, Philippines.

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Monthly Instagram Roundup – August 2014

If you’ve been following my blog for even a little while, you would know that I welcomed August in New York!
So needless to say, the month kicked off in great style!!!

Here’s a look back at the past month, through Instagram.

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