Ideas to Help Land Rover Go Above and Beyond

It was hardly surprising that automobile sales started to revive worldwide, post the Covid-related lockdowns. That was in large part due to China’s fast recovery from the pandemic. In luxury automobiles particularly, the Chinese market has a huge effect, in addition to US and Western Europe. This, accompanied by a general preference for SUVs for… Continue reading Ideas to Help Land Rover Go Above and Beyond

Ovid in the Time of Covid: Careless Consumption

June 5, 2021, was World Environment Day and since the Covid pandemic is in many ways connected with the environment, I thought I’d base this month’s Ovid in the Time of Covid on the story of Phaeton from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Just last month, India was struck by two cyclones in the Arabian Sea as well… Continue reading Ovid in the Time of Covid: Careless Consumption

Writings on The Wall #20: Calamity

Living through a raging pandemic as we are in India, we don't need a bigger calamity in our lives. But we witnessed one briefly this past week, as Cyclone Tauktae stormed through Goa and along the entire western coastline of India. With the first thunder and lightning power went out, plunging us in darkness for… Continue reading Writings on The Wall #20: Calamity

Writings on The Wall #18: Travelling Solo

While most of the world is still under strict travel restrictions thanks to Covid-19 and travel will take a while to revive, here are my thoughts on travelling solo. As a woman, it's not something I would myself try or even recommend in India. But having travelled alone on leisure overseas, I have to say… Continue reading Writings on The Wall #18: Travelling Solo

Writings on The Wall #17: The Countryside

The Covid-19 pandemic is perhaps the perfect time to rediscover the joys of nature in the countryside. Many people in the US and elsewhere are said to have left the big city, its crowds and congestion behind and made their homes out in the country, if only for a while. In my post on the… Continue reading Writings on The Wall #17: The Countryside

Of Wildflowers and Their Ways

The best news from Goa, India, this year is that we’ve had a good and plentiful monsoon. As I have always said, it is the best time ever to be in Goa. The skies are laden with dark and heavy clouds, and if you’re a sky-gazer like me, you’ll notice the subtle changes with every… Continue reading Of Wildflowers and Their Ways

Writings on The Wall #12: Beating The Lockdown Blues

This being the 12th of my Writings on The Wall posts means it completes a year. I raise a glass - actually a cup of coffee - to that. I just recently wrote on what wines and spirits brands can do to stay engaged with consumers and sell their drinks during a pandemic, in which… Continue reading Writings on The Wall #12: Beating The Lockdown Blues

50 Years of Earth Day

Today, April 22, 2020, happens to be Earth Day. Not just any Earth Day, but the fiftieth anniversary. What a time to be commemorating it, right in the middle of a Covid pandemic. That's why the event has gone digital this year, the official website informs us. Speaking of climate change, it is unfortunate that… Continue reading 50 Years of Earth Day

An Invitation for Quiet Reflection

Hello, from a newly refreshed Peripatetic Perch! In keeping with the recent changes I have made to the blog site, I thought it's time for me to also try and capture the spirit of the blog in a refreshed way. The video that I am sharing here takes the idea of "owl wisdom" that I… Continue reading An Invitation for Quiet Reflection

The Year in Skies

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.”Stephen Hawking As monsoon comes to an end – which it shows no signs of doing right now – the clouds usually lighten and turn wispy. I… Continue reading The Year in Skies