Bikes and Boats Along the Konkan Coast

I am a fan of luxury and comfort and bikes don’t offer much of either. So when I started my bike trip from Bombay to Harihareshwar, I thought I will come back and… Continue reading

Streets of Rome

I visited Rome about two years ago but it feels like only yesterday. Street musicians playing the Godfather tune on their violins, men in sharp suits riding bright Vespas, women in high heels… Continue reading

Making The Most of Kala Ghoda Arts Fest’14

It’s Kala Ghoda time of the year and I think it’s a good idea to share some simple tips and suggestions to help the first time visitors here. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) is a… Continue reading

Doodle

My friend Krupali made this for me. Isn’t it awesome?! 🙂 And the best coincidence is that this comes as the 100th post on the blog! **** I have written a hundred posts already?… Continue reading

Snowman Competition

“Men making snowman in shifts. It’s a difficult and time consuming job. Since no work could be done during the snowfall, the top boss announced snowman making a competition between teams. He did… Continue reading

Munnar In Pictures

I had heard so much about Munnar that I was afraid it might not live up to the expectations. But when people say Munnar is gorgeous, it’s nothing short of being out-of-this-world picturesque. Words… Continue reading

Thekkady In Pictures

I was in Thekkady, Kerala last month. December is the peak tourist season in Kerala and so we went expecting crowds but it wasn’t bad at all. May be after living in Bombay… Continue reading

The Garage

I love the sight of vintage cars. As I was walking down a quiet lane in the neighbourhood, I saw this car parked outside a garage. I was admiring it when suddenly two… Continue reading

Monks In Maroon

I just realised that I didn’t share the pictures of monks I saw on the streets of Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. But better late than never. So here you go… Monks in maroons… Continue reading

I was here

We met him in Munnar on a rocky cliff frequented by tourists. According to legend, the spot is famous for having been visited by the Pandavas thousands of years ago. This guy was… Continue reading

Three Men

On a scenic hill top in Munnar, we noticed a small coffee stall and decided to stop for a break. The stall was run by a young, chatty guy who showed us his… Continue reading

Elephant Ride

Meet Padma and her caretaker. Padma was kind enough to let me take a ride on her back. She is 26, very young for an elephant. I think they had a friendly banter… Continue reading

Kathakali

Strangely, this man getting ready to perform the classical Indian dance drama Kathakali, reminded me of Marilyn Monroe in Seven Year Itch. Seen in Thekkady, Kerala. **** Have you seen a live Kathakali… Continue reading

Dog King

‘The Dog King of Matunga.’ (And because walking on the streets is too mainstream.) Seen in Bombay. *** Picture contributed by Arun Kumar Mohan. *** Feel free to stalk! Follow Suitcase of Stories… Continue reading

Batgirl

“Ten days before San Francisco turned into Gotham city, I spotted Batgirl taking a walk with her mom near Ghirardelli square. ” Seen in San Francisco. Picture contributed by @NowhereMan. To see more… Continue reading

Sunday

Hope you have a good lazy Sunday. Seen in Crawford Market, Mumbai. Pic contributed by Renu Singh. Check out more of her pictures on Flickr. *** You can also follow Suitcase of Stories… Continue reading

A Million Turkish Delights..

I visited Istanbul in March this year. It was a three day trip and I have never felt so loved in any other part of the world. Turkey has an old world charm… Continue reading

Bollywood Art Project

“I was really sad when I heard about the demise of Rajesh Khanna last year. And so I decided to pay a tribute to my favourite Bollywood hero.” With that Ranjit Dahiya went… Continue reading

Wedding Horse

Kicking off the wedding season with this post. In most North Indian weddings, the groom travels to the bride’s house mounted on a horse, a mare (ghodi) more specifically. The horse is decorated… Continue reading

Disco

I am a Disco dancer. (Please don’t ask me to explain that video. This was Bollywood in the 80s. :D)  Seen backstage at an event in Mumbai.

Shikha’s Suitcase

“This suitcase has been travelling with me since the first time I stepped out of home which was about 8-9 years ago. Even though it’s much worn out now, I still like to… Continue reading

100

The blog just crossed a hundred followers, both on WordPress and Facebook. I feel like this girl. If I could, I would be doing cartwheels too. Seen in Rome. —— You might also like… Continue reading

Prince Charles ki 2 day itinerary

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are visiting Bombay over the weekend. They have a packed itinerary of course – dinner with diplomats, business big-wigs, Bollywood stars, NGO events and the likes… you know..… Continue reading

Brighter

Like I mentioned in my previous post, we are celebrating Diwali in India this Sunday. The time of the year when we light diyas (earthen lamps) outside our home, hang pretty lamps and also pray… Continue reading

Diwali Lights

We are putting up lights. It’s Diwali this Sunday. Seen in Dadar, Mumbai. ———- P.S – Will be sharing some more street pics later in the evening,