Namasthey/ Vanakkam /Welcome

I am Meenakshi and the blogger behind ‘PolkaJunction’. 

As the tagline conveys, this blog is a potpourri of Travel Tales, Travel tips and ideas on family destinations, Vegetarian food, Reviews, Random Musings, Education based articles and many more things amidst hot cups of filter coffee! So, make yourself cosy as I become a little noisy.

A little about me

I am an Educator by Profession and a Blogger by Passion Profession, now. Yes! I am a Certified Professional Blogger. I worked as a Junior Lecturer and Senior Teacher until May 2017. And, no, have not quit my job to go backpacking or travel! Have taken a sabbatical to take care of my son.

‘Polkajunction’ was started in February 2016, to document the ‘reviews’ of the books I read, sitting amidst the mountains of Dhauladhars in Himachal. Coming from a Defence background and leading the life of a nomad, subsequently made me document the travel tales on the blog.

The history, architecture, and culture of a place fascinate me and I love talking about family destinations on PolkaJunction.

Having studied and dabbled in various subjects ranging from Microbiology to IT to Literature, I found blogging, the perfect medium to talk, discuss and put forth my thoughts and experiences.

PolkaJunction went self-hosted in January 2017.

Why PolkaJunction?

My interests are as varied as polka dots and as this space brings together aspects closer to my heart, it has been named ‘PolkaJunction’. Err…Well, actually, I love Polkadots! 

I would like to call PolkaJunction- ‘A Travel and Lifestyle Blog’.

What interests me?

Travelling, exploring new places, making new friends, getting to know a new culture and cuisine, delivering lectures, reading abound, DIY craft, baking, whipping out new dishes in my lab (kitchen) and playing with my son keeps me sane!

Brands I have worked with

TATA Motors, Cochlear,  O.P. Jindal Global University,, BergerXP Paints and Colgate, to name a few.

Blogging Accolades

Accolades for my book reviews are listed in the ‘Books’ section of my blog

Links to a couple of  popular Travel Tales

Kathakali – The colourful classical dance form of Kerala that requires a revival

TajMahal at Agra – A different perspective through my lens

Unfurling the colours of Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai

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Work with me

I am open to interesting and challenging projects as a traveller, travel blogger, book reviewer & writer and digital media influencer. I would like to participate in FAM trips and blogger meets. Please get in touch with me on for my media-kit and would like to collaborate with me.

PolkaJunction is a blog that is based on Honesty, Original Creative work and Ethical Blogging. 

Travel being a way of life, I am often on the move, packing and unpacking and shifting houses across different terrains. At times, due to connectivity issues, I may not have access to the internet.In such a scenario, there may be a delay in responding to queries.So, please utilize the Contact form to get in touch with me and I shall promptly get back to you.

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