14 May 2017

Rajmachi

As monsoon approaches it kindles a sweet memory of a mesmerizing trek. A Fireflies special trek to Rajmachi with Backpack Holidays.

Rajmachi also known as Udhewadi is a base village for the two marvellous forts Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. They are situated in the mighty Sahyadri mountain range in Lonavala and Khandala, Maharashtra. Shrivardhan fort the taller of the two forts stands at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level where as Manaranjan fort reaches at an altitude of 2700 feet above sea level. On the way to these summits there are more surprises than you can think of!


The journey began via Mumbai local train from the rendezvous point Dadar to Karjat which takes approx. 2 hrs. I utilized this stretch to get acquainted with fellow enthusiastic trekkers. It’s one of those times when you get to know the most genuine experiences of trekkers, get excited with their enthusiasm and look forward to explorer yet another uncharted territory.

Individuals boarded the train at Dadar but a group of energetic trekkers alighted at Karjat. From there we took a short walk to Sri Ram Pul and from there half hour of shared auto rickshaw to Kondhane village. 

9 Apr 2017

You never know..

It was a gloomy night. He was walking on the footpath kicking stones cursing the day. It was a really exhaustive day for him.

Backstory 

Shifting in the bed realising why the alarm hasn't gone off yet, he looked at the clock. The hands of the clock showed 1:25. He was closing eyes thinking he got up in the middle of night when suddenly his attention turned towards the vase at the back of the clock which was shimmering in golden light. Shocked, he turned behind to see the sun has risen already! He immediately checked his mobile for the exact time and popped out of his bed cursing the alarm clock.

8 Mar 2017

Housewife

The title comprises of two simple words. Both of which are dear to everyone. But when these two words are used as one, more often than not we tend to undermine its significance. 


And it's not anyone's fault for doing so. After all how many of us actually value their breathing, the heart which pumps blood in our body or the fitness of our very own body until we are suffocating, have increased level of cholesterol or when we fall sick. 


My point here is housewives have become such an integral part of our lives that we've forgotten to respond to them even in the simplest of gesture such as a smile of appreciation.

16 Oct 2016

DIY Diwali Lantern



Things you need:
  1. Approx. 30 mid-size plastic cups
  2. Light wire containing approx. 30 lights (same as the number of cups you will use)
  3. Stapler 
  4. Cutter/Scissors
  5. Glue
  6. Chart papers (colour combination of your choice)
  7. Reflective decorative particles