Articles By: Roona

GUEST BLOGGER ROONA B. has lived and worked in India and the United States and recently moved back to India. In the process of settling down in her home country, she continues to miss her life in the USA. On the other hand, for the first time in her life she has an opportunity to focus on her one true passion: writing. She blogs at IndiaRepat and Aesara Says. [See Roona's posts for author photo and links to her blogs.]

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. FOR THE PAST few years, floating along at the mercy of life’s capricious winds, I was despairing of ever bringing my life back to a sense of normalcy and my mind to a state of restfulness. When I set out for Vizag (short for Vishakapatnam City,...
June 5th, 2012 | Beaches, GUEST BLOGGERS, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, HEALTH, INDIA, Interesting Towns | Read More

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago

Lothal, India: Pushing the Frontiers 5,000 Years Ago
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. THERE IS NOTHING like stability to drive some people nuts and my guess is that even 5,000 years ago, human beings were no different. The people of the Indus Valley had mastered urban planning and maritime engineering, trade, commerce and art but...
October 19th, 2011 | ★ Rewind 2, GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums, INDIA | Read More

Diu: The Vintage Champagne of Coastal Holidaying

Diu: The Vintage Champagne of Coastal Holidaying
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. WHEN YOUR SPIRITS are weary and you’re desperate for a feeling of absolute well-being, go to Diu on the Gulf of Khambhat (India). Be sure to stay in one of the spacious, sea-facing rooms of Sugati beach Resort in the mainland town of Ghoghla....
October 6th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, INDIA | Read More

India Tales: A Proud Queen, a Harem Boss Lady and the Power and Prestige of Water

India Tales: A Proud Queen, a Harem Boss Lady and the Power and Prestige of Water
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. I RECENTLY MOVED to the city of Ahmedabad in the arid regions of Western India. In a landscape dominated by desert and dry air, people unashamedly propitiate rain gods and fervently pray for the monsoons. In a modern nation with modern methods...
August 31st, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, INDIA | Read More

Gallivanting in Halifax

Gallivanting in Halifax
By guest blogger Roona All photos copyright © Roona 2009 THANKS TO THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in the summer of 2009 I took a solitary trip to Nova Scotia. After renewing my work visa in the country, I had to go to a consulate outside the country to get it stamped in my...
July 7th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Lighthouses, NOVA SCOTIA | Read More