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Meet my Partner in Crime

Some of you have already met him.
Vasu.
Meet my partner in crime, partner in real life and partner in many things that you don’t know. Down to earth and a very simple person at heart, he has been my backbone & a strong support, and this support also includes financing many of my solo trips. 😀

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Whether it was

Yahoo made a Video on Me !

Yahoo!!
Yahoo featured me as a Fab & Fearless girl on its exclusive video.

It is a great honour that out of billions of Indians YAHOO chose me to showcase as a “Fab & Fearless girl“.

One fine day I was approached by them. They said they wanted to shoot me. Not with a gun, but the video kind. 😀
After initial reluctance, I agreed.

Yahoo made a video on me self @lemonicks.com

Here is the link of the video for you. Thus yours truly is the only Travel blogger from India to have this honor !

Things

Celebrating New Year

Best Wishes to all on the arrival of the New Year 2012.

Having met a few of my old school friends from Delhi after several years in the year gone by (2011), I found myself reminiscing how we used to celebrate the Christmas vacation in Delhi, especially the arrival of the new year.
The celebrations always involved intricate planning and things to do in Delhi.

The reason was, being from conservative families, we did not want to be found out having indulged in intoxication back at home. 🙂 You can imagine what

Once in a millennium ?

Do you believe if I say I was a part of “Once in a millennium” meet ?

Postcrossing.
It all started with letters coming in from relatives and friends living abroad. As a child I used to collect pretty stamps stuck on envelopes of all shapes & sizes and cards of different countries and I guess, my passion for travel started from there.

Looking at those attractive stamps & finding out stories about them had become my pastime. I learnt much about the countries they came from and I dreamt of travelling to those beautiful places one day.
While I am still pursuing my dream in my own little way, the fascination of collecting stamps remained with me.. albeit in a different manner. 🙂

Postcrossing @lemonicks.com

This card was sent by a member.

I swap postcards

First thing about India

First thing about India

First thing about India
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘India‘?

Beautiful ? Chaotic? Dirty? Splendid? Crazy?

crazy cow @lemonicks.com

This crazy cow would not let us drink water on a very hot day & started pushing whoever came near the tap. I have this on a video too.

I want to hear it from you. Even if you have not visited this country, you can chip in your views or perceptions about India.
I will keep updating this post with your reply. The idea is to know how and what people think of India.

Of course, you are always welcome if you prefer to comment as anonymous.

But there are two conditions.
1. Your answer

Weekend at Lavasa

I was invited on a 2 day trip to Lavasa to attend the Lavasa Women’s Drive (LWD), an annual event to promote awareness of breast cancer. This event is a car rally driven by women, starts from Mumbai to Lavasa. This year there were two legs, one from Mumbai and another from Pune.

The other attractions of this trip included exploring Lavasa and meeting with other wonderful people from different fraternities, some of them happened to be bloggers as well.

Lavasa pink top @lemonicks.com

I started & supported the day by wearing pink. 😉

The

Of my absence …

So, I went on another solo backpacking trip. This time it was interiors of Tamil Nadu where language was as big a barrier as was the place for me. Backpacking to remote places has its own charm & toll. V was apprehensive of this trip but I assured him.
I love challenges and almost had my way until the last phase when some small bloody creatures on this earth defeated me. My ever sharp German knife or any other defense tactics couldn’t defend me from them. 😛

Yeah, I was attacked by Dengue and first 3 days I kept suppressing high fever by taking paracetamol thinking it just another fever. By the time I was back to Mumbai & got my tests done, I was advised immediate hospitalization. Took 2nd & 3rd opinion … no luck… all inhumane torturous doctors wanted to chain me to hospital bed. 😀
Anyway, not going in detail as how many times they sucked blood out of my veins on pretext of checking something or the other and for your info,