Galley Slave, Social Researcher, Submariner’s Wife, Mother to Labrador, Searched the world for love then Married my Childhood Neighbour, now moved to Karanja in rural Maharasthra. Writing about my life, my dog, our travels, food, my garden, astronomy; frequently groaning about and occasionally celebrating Indian culture and TV.

26 Responses to About

  1. your words just echoed bang! in my head because my story is the same
    “Searched the world for love then Married my Childhood Neighbour”
    A social worker by profession and now a father of two
    Live in the hills of Darjeeling

  2. Nishan sankhe says:

    Hey! How can i get in touch with you? Had a project on Dhangars i wanted to work on and thought you could be some help.

  3. lets check says:

    There are some attention-grabbing cut-off dates in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity but I’ll take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as nicely


    Thanks for sharing the travel stories!

  5. happy2bevegan says:

    Thanks for sharing nice stories about traveling with dog. I have one question.
    Can I bring dog (small one 8 kg) in cabin to India or only as checked baggage? If so, which airline you can recomend to travel as checked baggage save.
    Thanks in advance!

    • hi there, you cannot bring your dog as cabin baggage in india no matter how small or even if a guide dog. ONly check in. Jet Airways and Air India take dogs as checked in. I have never taken my dog by flight. But i hear good things about Jet Airways. But they will not take pugs or similar snubbed snout dogs like mastiff.

  6. Pamela says:

    Can I please ask 1 question….? I have the most adorable Maltese x Shitsu who has terrible separation anxiety…but he’s all cool when am in his sight… all that aside.. my girlfriend of 20+ years hates him with a passion… πŸ˜₯ so the bottom line I have to move from the house we have shared on & off for 14yrs…she tells me she loves me (not as lesbian I must say) but we are like family… she just HATES the dog… I don’t understand…she admits she used to bring every lost/stray when she was growing up…but now she’s 69yrs not out…& she will not be in the same space as my gorgous little dog……. any advice will be gratefully appreciate… & FYI love your work amigo………. ❀

  7. hi gayu.. just LOVE your posts, they are so uplifting. I wish you would write everyday πŸ™‚

  8. hi gayatri. i got an intro to your blogs from a visitor to my blog site. I enjoyed reading your blogs. I agree… you are very talented!

  9. natasha john says:

    hi… love your blogs. you are extremely talented and i hope you make it big. was searching the net for ‘vellore’ and stumbled on this blog. sounds great. check it out sometime


  10. Manaswini says:


    Loved your writing.
    Can I get your email id.
    Wanted to talk to you about a blogging assignment.


  11. Burkhard says:

    Hi there,
    just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it. also i think you are quite an talented photographer. so many amazing pictures. i was going to send you an email, but I guess I have to leave a comment here.

    I just started a project where I am trying to collect interesting personal stories and pictures of people from around the world and making them accessible on a platform. you can check it out if you want. http://www.bigblueproject.com couple of bloggers (also a girl from India) already posted a story. In case you would like to submit a story (or maybe an older post that may be suitable), you can also hand in a link to your website. I would be more than happy to do that. Anyway, it would be an honor to receive a story and a picture from you.

    Enjoy your weekend! Keep blogging and exploring!

    Kind regards,

    • Hey, thank you for the invitation. I have posted a story on the big blue project website. I have forwarded it to a friend whose stories on her experience living in the rural tribal area of Orissa and working in a school there will be perfect for this project. Cheers

  12. Restless Souldier says:

    Hi Nonsense Lady,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and was glad the post was of some use.

    For the reservations the only way out is to catch the Commercial Manager but I am not clear about the jurisdiction etc.


    NB: Abroozi is a great name…does it have a meaning?

    • gkorula says:

      Abroozi is from John Abroozi or Abrutzi from the TV show Prison Break that we were addicted to at the time we got him. Will post a comment on your blog re: our progress with the railways

  13. Vikram Karve says:

    I miss Vizag. It’s been more than 20 years since we said good bye to Vizag.
    Is the Sunday Market still going strong at Scindia (HSL Colony) ?

  14. ashreyamom says:

    wow.. finally found some like me, from chennai, staying at vizag for work.. nice, hope to meet u soon.. πŸ™‚

  15. Nivedita says:

    Submarine-ing (if thats the right word) sounds so amazing! It’s like something out of a novel. I have a female lab myself. She’s chocolate colored and therefore named Cookie. I liked your blog a lot. It’s different and has spunk (if I may say so). Looking forward to reading more πŸ™‚

    • gkorula says:

      Wonderful! thanks for reading. I should post more about my dog’s adventures actually. His name’s Abroozi, he’s a 3 yr old fawn labrador.
      I think they just call it “sailing” – it’s exciting but it’s also a lot of hard work and very stressful for the families. The things these men have to do to protect our nation in the event of something disastrous, is truly remarrkable and something we civilians don’t hear about. Whatever your politics,anti-war/anti-military, when your spouse is in the defence, you see a different side to things.

  16. swatisapna says:

    Hey! Jus stumbled across your blog and am loving reading all you write πŸ™‚ I’m Telugu, from Vizag but studied in Chennai and now working in the TV industry in Mumbai… so I can see we have a lot of common interests πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to following ur blog!

  17. Sue says:

    I found your blog when googling the restaurant at the Novotel in Vizag. As an American living here with my Indian husband, I also have had a hard time finding restaurants that I feel are worth going to in the city.
    Enjoy reading your blog! Happy New Year!

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