Sudha Ganapathi
Somewhere in the greater Caucasus, Azerbaijan. September 2022. Photo: Erab Fuqaha

Hello and a very warm welcome to “My Favourite Things”.

I am based in Mumbai where I spend my days at my full-time job, my evenings devoted to books and music, and my nights dreaming about faraway places to travel to. In between all this, I find time to pursue all my interests and blog about them.

I am an avid traveller, a book nerd, an editor, an amateur photographer, aΒ Classical music (Indian, Western and Arabic) lover, a mythology enthusiast, former founder of #TSBC (or The Sunday Book Club)… I am all that, this and more! I did say I have varied interests, didn’t I?

When I began blogging here in June 2010, it was with the intention of only writing about my travel experiences. Soon, I found myself writing about books, music, photography, museums, and my city, Mumbai. About 2-3 years ago, I started writing about art, and occasionally food and product reviews and experiences. In other words, this blog reflects my many interests in history, culture and heritage, much like my varied educational background in Geology, Public Relations and now, Indian Art and Aesthetics.

This blog completed 11 years on 2nd June 2022 and it has been a heady journey of introspection, self-discovery and growth as an individual. The posts I wrote after crossing each annual milestone will tell you more about that journey.

Blogging has also brought in accolades, mentions and some recognition too β€” particularly in the area of travel blogging. It also brought me the opportunity to write for or have my blog posts featured in newspapers, magazines and websites that I have a lot of regard for. Most of my writing, features and mentions are listed on the Publications page.

I love feedback. One of the things that have kept me going is the constructive/unreserved feedback I have received from my readers. I credit this feedback with how the blog has grown and shaped up over the years. So please, do not be shy to give your feedback or suggestions. You can comment here or get in touch with me via the Contact Page. It’s absolutely free. πŸ™‚

Disclaimer: This is MY personal blog and does not reflect or convey in any way the views of the organisation I currently work for or the organisations I have worked in previously or the organisations I am associated with by way of membership or subscription or otherwise…blah, blah, blah.

Join me on Twitter, Facebook andΒ Instagram as I explore the world around me and share β€œMy Favourite Things” with you. πŸ™‚

128 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! Sudha jee,
    I have once to Mumbai, and really like the place. Truly there are many things to be done there. Sacred Association is coming to Mumbai with Tattva Shakti Vigyaan program in Andheri. It will be a wonderful experience for you. You can write a mail to info@sacredassociation.org to know more about it.

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  2. Hi Sudha, Has someone told you, one of the best things about your blog is the ever changing face of the header banner? πŸ™‚ I visited after a long time and while the posts are as interesting as ever, wanted to especially tell you about the photographs you keep replacing on the banner and which I always look forward to. They are all beautiful and afford a refreshing newness with each visit. Keep doing this thing you do. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hiii I’m from the Rotaract club of nmims asmsoc. We want to conduct a travel writing workshop with you.
    Please revert back if interested.
    I would love to mail you the details.
    Hoping for a confirmation.
    Ishika Laul

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    1. Welcome to “My Favourite Things”, Niharika. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Hope you like what you read and continue visiting. πŸ™‚


  4. Hi Sudha, what a lovely blog you have here! I have always loved your photos on Insta, am so glad that we are now connected on twitter and now here πŸ™‚ Looking forward to read your posts…


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    1. A very warm welcome to “My Favourite Things”, Kat. I’m so delighted to see you here and connect with you via this medium as well. I have been following your Iran posts with a lot of interest for the history and heritage of the place. Have only seen your photos on IG, but am now looking forward to reading your posts. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hello Rashmi, a warm welcome to my blog and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Congratulations on starting a blog and my very best wishes for both of you. πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Fabrizio.
      Welcome to “My Favourite Things” and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting your appreciation. Please, please do visit the beautiful country and interact with the wonderful people there. Do let me know when you do visit. Cheers.


  5. Hi Sudha, A very different style and approach to blogging i should say. Your experiences and love comes through quite well. We (me and my husband duo) also have started a travel cum food cum mixed bag kind of blog at http://www.india-travels.com It is an attempt to capture some of the experiences we’ve had together over the last 20 years.. Will keep coming back to your blog for inspiration!!

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    1. Hello Maryav2016,

      A very warm welcome to “My Favourite Things”. Thank you for stopping by and commenting here. Nice to meet fellow travellers even if it is on a virtual platform like this. look forward to more interaction with you. Cheers. πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Shetal, of course I remember you and am delighted to see you here. We shared a bench for three years with Manjunath, didn’t we? And how did you come across this blogpost of mine?


  6. I read about your sopara blog . Superb as always . A lot to learn from you Sudha. πŸ™.

    I am lakshmi kishore your tourist guide at elephanta caves .

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  7. I read about your sopara blog . Superb as always . A lot to learn from you Sudha. πŸ™.

    I am lakshmi kishore your tourist guide at elephanta caves .

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