April 28, 2013

Isla Mujeres

This little island off the coast of Mexico has been on my radar for a while. Ask me why? Because it is a part of the planet where nature puts up a spectacular display that is not only immensely fascinating, but ethereal.  Swimming with whale sharks. That’s what these Mexican waters have in store. Before you shake your head thinking that this is one of those things you’ve seen on Animal Planet (Read: Man in a cage feeding great white sharks), let me tell you, its not even close.  These gentle mammals are unlike any sharks you’ve ever heard of. In fact, they take on more of whale-like attributes. Feeding only on…

May 24, 2011

On Stranger Tides

The fourth movie of my all time favourite Hollywood blockbuster series Pirates of The Caribbean released worldwide on May 20 and boy, was the world geared up for it. Beginning from the local newspaper supplements, interviews, advertisements to posters and social media platforms – looking at pictures of the notoriously charming Jack Sparrow (There should be a ‘Captain’ in there somewhere!) was such a delight! Elaborate were the plans to watch this movie on the first day of it’s release – had lugged along my foam pirate hat, donned the new crossed swords silver earrings, worn an extra layer of kohl, set my workstation wallpaper to a huge smirking Johnny…