Sunday Musings #55: I am visiting India

This week has been hectic for me, even though I am unable to recall what exactly I did. I am sure it consisted of planning for my visit to India this week and tying up things here before we left. But I am sure I have not got them all. 

I am planning to escape the heat of Dubai by making a visit to India. Read more about this and a monthly update on my June'19. Click To Tweet

And you heard it right. After almost six months I am for my visit to India and I am swamped just thinking about the logistics. There are many places to visit, people to meet and friends to catch up. And of course meeting and spending time with my family is the main goal.

Also, you can consider this as a heads up that I may not be able to post as regularly as I am now, but I am planning to try my best. As I mentioned in my last Sunday post about my blogger burnout and the drop in blog engagement, I am sure this trip to India will help me get over it, especially if I take a break during this time.

Quick June’19 updates

  • During the Eid long weekend, I took a little trip to Musandam, Oman to enjoy a relaxing pool side getaway. 
  • We had another interesting book club and even got into a very passionate argument over non bookish stuff. I love the gang.
  • I got to hang out with my friends and work on a secret project that we surprisingly not abandoned.. Yet.
  • I found the famed F.R.I.E.N.D.S couch in a cafe here.
  • And oh the summer is here and as much as I try not to complain about it, the weather is killing us. Like we say, it is not the heat, it is the humidity! And I am so happy that I can visit India for a while during this season. 
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What I read this month:

On the whole the month was really good in terms of reading and I caught up six books which is fewer than May but a lot more than my general reading. So here we go with the list. 

  1. We are Okay by Nina LaCour 
  2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell 
  3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 
  4. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams 
  5. Mystery of the Blue Train, The by Agatha Christie 
  6. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

What I watched this month:

I watched Spider-man on the Cinemas last week and I should say the current cast are the best Spiderman team ever. I stan by this, it is even better than Toby Maguire team. 

I am also slowly rewatching How to get away with murder. I am not binging it and I am enjoying it. 

But on the whole I think I didn’t spend too much time on watching television or movies this June, which is somehow good, I guess.

  1. Alta Mar or High Seas
  2. Cube
  3. Murder Mystery 
  4. Jessica Jones Season 3
  5. Two Worlds – Korean Drama
  6. Brooklyn nine nine – re-watched S5

On my blog

In case you had missed this week’s post on my blog, here is a quick recap for you.

Sunday Musings #54: Blogger Burnout Ahead

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I reviewed my new favorite book Queenie on Monday

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I caught up with the My Blog’s Name In Books tag

My blog's name in books

Have a little bookish quiz finding out if you can Guess The Authors Of These Famous Books

Books Authors Quiz

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme

From the Insta-world

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Let us chat

How was your June? Have you read any of these books? What are your plans for the month of July? Have you been to India and if so, how was it? Let us talk. 


  1. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    Have a fantastic time in India, a shame it probably won’t be much cooler there.

    Have a great reading week

  2. Jessica at Booked J

    Safe travels! Visiting India is such a dream. I hope you enjoy yourself and use your time to get to all the things you want to! This is so exciting. I’m literally grinning for you, haha. Also, yesss, I agree about the new Spiderman stuff. SO good. I need to rewatch HTGAWM sooo badly. I miss it.

  3. Rachel

    We get in the triple digits here in Southern California, but it’s usually not horribly humid. Although, the humidity has been rising with the urban sprawl here. I can understand why you’d need a vacation in India. Nice that it coincides with some blogger burnout, you can get relief in both areas then. Hope you come back refreshed! 🙂

  4. Jinjer

    Oh wow! I knew Dubai got hot but I did not know it was also HUMID. I grew up in Arizona where 110, 120 was common in the summer but no humidity. Still freakin’ hot, of course, but you don’t feel like you’re going to smother to death.

    Enjoy your trip to India! Gosh I hope I get to go there some day.

  5. Sam@wlabb

    I hope you have an amazing time in India, and that you get some relief from the heat. You read some great books last month. Landline is a favorite of mine.

  6. Greg

    Have fun on your trip! Sounds like you have lots of nice things planned including seeing family. 🙂

    I still need to start Jessica Jones S3!

  7. Literary Feline

    I hope you have a wonderful time in India! It sounds like you had a good reading month in June. I was eyeing Queenie the other day. I wish now I would have picked up a copy. Oh well. There’s still time, right?

    I hope you have a great week and trip!

  8. Sophie

    I would love visiting Inida one day! Thanks to blogging I’ve made many friends from there 😉

  9. Stormi Johnson

    Have fun on your trip to India! Heard it’s pretty hot there ugh. I am melting and it’s only in the 90’s here…lol.

    Have fun and happy reading!

    • Gayathri

      Yes but it is comparatively better than here!

  10. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    So far, where I live, it hasn’t gone up to the triple digits, thankfully. But even then, the heat is terrible and suffocating. I want to watch Alta Mar!
    Visiting India sounds so amazing! Take lots of pictures!! I hope you have a blast over there 😊

    • Gayathri

      Yes I will add photos soon. Thank you

  11. Julianna Aislynn d'Merricksson

    Ugh. That temperature is quite unnecessary! I would die. Probably literally… My body’s internal thermostat is broken. If the temp gets even to just 85 degrees, I can get overheated and cannot properly cool back down. I have the opposite problem sometimes, not being able to warm up, but I handle cold sooooo much better.

    Visiting India sounds fun! Also still probably hotter than I’d like. :/ My bond family wants me to go with them one time. Bind brother always brings me something Ganesha related back 😊

    • Gayathri

      I so understand but I have gotten used to it by now.


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