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[G] Grapestomping |#atozchallenge 2017|

Ever since I started preferring to drink wine over any others alcohol I began to be fascinated with the concept of vineyards and wine tasting events. In wake of this quest, I visited two notable vineyards in France and one in Nashik, India but at neither places did I get around to experience the (seemingly) glamorous […]

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[F] Flower Power in Bangalore #atozchallenge 2017

A newspaper article on a flower mela held in the city caught my eye, during my recent Bangalore visit.The news article chronicled the painting of a gorgeous mural by Bangalore artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in the flower seller market in an effort to reclaim public space and beautify it too. You can catch the article […]

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[E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #atozchallenge 2017

Cruising on NH-8 towards Shekhawati on one sunny January morning, we passed by fields of golden bouquets of mustard flowers, waving their heads merrily in welcome. Ofcourse we stopped to hop into the fields and pose and preen. Aiming to reach our destination in five hours (homestay manager had estimated 3-4 hours drive), we made […]

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2017 #atozchallenge [D] Dolphin Delight

A goa girl trip was planned on the eve of my 40th bday and along with my bestie (who is also one of my closest cousin), we landed there. One of things on our to-do list was dolphin sighting from one of the popular Goa beaches. A quick google search later, John’s Tour stood out […]

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[C ] Chai Zai cafe in Srinagar | #atozchallenge 2017 |

Kashmir has got to be one of my most favourite and oft travelled spot in India. Whenever someone asks me how many days to plan for Srinagar, I am at a loss as every time I go there, I discover a new nugget. I can’t get enough of traversing the quiet waters of the Dal […]

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[B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |

While visiting Shekhawati, my homestay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. Intrigued, I set out for an amazing […]

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[A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |

 ** April fools day falls on 1st April everywhere and is celebrated by playing jokes/pranks on each other. ** India is exceedingly rich in heritage treasures – be it monuments, textiles, culture or artifacts we have some of the most exquisite hand crafted treasures. But sadly we lack the sense, pride, joy or the finances to […]

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[ Theme Reveal ] Peregrination Chronicles | #atozchallenge 2017 |

As January rolled in, I got caught up in the AtoZ challenge 2017 brouhaha. I was determined not to miss it this year but when I sat down to mull over what I wanted to write; I drew blanks. Panicked, I reached out to fellow bloggers; veterans and virgins alike. A few days of furious […]

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#ThankfulThursdays | 5 Beauty Products I am Thankful for |

I remember being fascinated with my Mom’s beauty valise – a vanity case which was like a treasure trove of colourful pots and jars of lotions, potions and paints. Her dressing table was my playground as I would brush my hair and make endless twirls to preen in front of the large three-sided mirror. (I […]

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#ThankfulThursday – My top five quirks that make me, Me!!!!

When I saw this prompt to express gratitude for five womanly quirks that I am thankful for, I grinned in sheer delight as this is so-me-kinda thing! So of course, I had to scribble out a few lines to satisfy the devil in me. So here goes folks, an uncut unabridged version of my fallacies, […]

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|The Great Indian Men-tality | Women’s Day 2017 |

The fact of the matter is that a man in India is revered by his; Family, for he would ensure progression of generation plus money would come in on his wedding as opposed to a girls, where it goes out (dowry) Father, for he would take care of business / his old age , etc. Mother, […]

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| #ThankfulThursdays | Silent Gratitude |

 #ThankfulThursdays  The Latin word Gratus means thankful or pleasing and is generally attributed to be the source of the English word Gratitude. In our life there are many people and circumstances who/which can be credited for defining us. While growing up it’s our parents/ siblings/ educators who have taught us innumerable lessons, helped us patiently […]

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#ThankfulThursdays: 5 Vices I am thankful for

I confess I have become addicted to the thought-provoking writing prompts via #thankfulthursdays by Amrita and her gang of girls. Every week I wait for it eagerly and they never disappoint. But this week’s prompt is such a tantalizing one that I think the ladies have surpassed themselves. Can you imagine being thankful for your […]

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#MagicOfLove: Where art thou, my Romeo!?!

I am a die-hard romantic at the hearts – no matter how many times its been broken and crushed! I still believe in my romeo-juliet tale (with happy endings though). So when Romila took out the #magicoflove contest for Valentines day, I decided to write a love letter to my Romeo (where ever he is, whoever […]

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#MondayMusings: The devil on my shoulder!

There is this tiny little devil inside of me who often pops up to sit on my shoulder and views the world from there, all the while lending me his two bits on the happenings in my life. No he is not judgemental, just observant and vociferous.😉 (To celebrate this belief, I had one tattooed on […]

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#ThankfulThursday: Thankful for love

#ThankfulThursday When I saw this week’s prompt for #thankfulthursday, I was a little flummoxed (my love life is at an epic low at the moment). Thankful for love – any kind- hmmmmm!! My mental gears whirred and vroomed while I plied myself with a bottle of red wine (you see writing about love warrants wine) Then […]

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All that sparkles, is it really worth the hullabaloo!?!

Real Women, Real Preferences You will be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t like jewellery or is not moved by the mere mention of it. I remember my grandmas and aunts making such a hullabaloo during my older cousin’s weddings over jewellery – the worth of the bride coming in or the daughter […]

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#UBC: My blog in 31 days of first month of 2017

#UBC: One month of continuous blogging The first month of 2017 is standing at its end and I took this time out to just reflect on how my blog has done. My Blog!!! My chest swells with pride at these words, for I have really laboured to get it “up” right there. I started by […]

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#BarWoWe: The tattered faith

#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe   A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick […]

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