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Travel Diaries: Kerala / Wayanad / Pookote Lake

Pookote / pookode Lake is a charming jewel in Wayanad’s crown. 15 Kms from Kalpetta, this serene freshwater body lies surrounded by thick-set rainforest on all sides. The state tourism department has developed a children’s park, boating facility, fresh water aquarium, handicrafts & spices emporium and a walking path all around the perimeter of the lake […]

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Travel Diaries: When I lived in a Treehouse for a day

Surreal right? Thais precisely what I felt while being perched that high up above the ground, overlooking huge and green treetops which spanned as far as the eye could see. I am sure I was a  specimen for the birds and butterflies to gawk at; after all this high up, they must not be used to […]

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2

#FridayFiction “You are not Pratyush?” Naina exclaimed in shock. What’s going on with this guy? “I am Vishwas and that over there is my friend Pratyush,” he said pointing to a table behind her where she could see a couple in conversation. Perplexed, she looked at her coffee companion. “Is this some sort of joke? […]

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 1

#FridayFiction Naina entered the cafe in quick strides; a little out of breath she perused the tables. “There he is”, she thought spotting a well-dressed, bespectacled man with his nose buried in a book by the window seat. “He managed to bag it. Thank god,I had mentioned it to him while chatting”. She gave him a […]

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#FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!

 #FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of […]

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#FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!

#FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of […]

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#FridayFiction: When I grow up, I will do as I please!

#FridayFiction “Long tresses are important for a good match. Dont you ever dare mention cutting your hair again”, her mother reproached her. “But Ma I want to look smart like Tejaswi. I look so nerdy with my hair oiled and braided into tight plaits. I want a fringe to play with and short hair to swing […]

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#FridayFiction: Its your wifely duty!!!

#FridayFiction “Not tonight Kushal. I have my periods”, Ananya moaned sleepily. He continued kissing her. “Please Kushal”, Ananya protested. But he didn’t take any heed and pressed on with his affections. Ananya lay still in hope, and it worked when Kushal pushed her away roughly. “You are my wife”, he growled. “And I want you right now.” “Kushal […]

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Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum, yun hi saath chalte chalte…… Last spring I went to Kashmir to stay with one of my dearest school friends. When she mentioned the Tulip Garden was in bloom, I couldn’t wait to head there. She did warn me not to get my hopes high as it had been raining […]

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View from the hot seat!!!

    WHITE the silence that swirled around in the garb of the clouds the snow on the mountain peaks the heaven that I seek sunrays that strike a pink tint in the sky the wing span of machines that fly the mist on the early morning breath light as a feather, it hovers above […]

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#Fridayfiction: Tit for Tat, my darling!

#Friday Fiction 12.30 pm: “Auntie your bag is moving and jumping “, said a little voice. Her reverie broken, Ananya looked up at an adorable little girl who was pointing at her handbag in which she had dropped her phone a while back. She fished it out and was alarmed to see 37 missed calls. “Damn Kushal […]

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My superpower is Gratitude

God! I have been moaning and groaning; in fact I love to do so all the time. Its absolute catharsis for me to be a moaner. How far from the attitude of Gratitude is this, you may very well ask! Yes, I find it easier to complain than to be thankful for what I have in […]

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#FridayFiction: He’s the shy one!!

#FridayFiction “Where are you my love? I just woke up and you are not here”, cooed Kushal in a sleepy voice. “I had to drop Roshini at the airport-remember? She was leaving today? ” Ananya replied softly. “The flight was at 10 in the morning, it’s way past that. So where the hell are you?” […]

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#FridayFiction: The “stand-up” comedian

#FridayFiction Still ruminating her luck at the Marilyn Monroe moment, Naina walked into Cafe DiGhent where her bookclub was meeting. Almost everyone was there, she could see all the books arrayed on the tables while coffee/tea was being ordered by all. Smiling her hellos, she plonked in the cornermost seat by the window from where […]

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#FridayFiction: An App a date, keeps the nags away.

#FridayFiction Tilting the mirror towards her, she re-applied her lipstick for the umpteenth time, still unsure if it was too bright. Alright let’s do this, she mentally geared herself for the task ahead. She parked her car and starting walking towards the mall entry, her heels clicking rhythmically. Damn the day had turned a tad […]

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#FridayFiction: Two is company; three is society!

#FridayFiction Ananya couldnt believe it was 2 years since her divorce from Kushal; 2 years of re-building her life; 2 years of starting her small home catering business 2 years of self- sufficiency 2 years of peace of mind. Yes the road had been bumpy. It hasn’t been easy to convince her parents; seeing as […]

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#FridayFiction : You are cheating on me, arent you darling?

#FridayFiction The TV screamed with the frenzy that is usually associated with an Indo-Pak cricket match while Kushal mouthed his frustration at the dropped catch. Ananya sat quietly by his side, tapping away on her laptop, keeping a furtive eye on her husband. She didn’t want him to see what she was doing. “What on earth […]

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#MicroBlogMondays-* I Am*

Follow my blog with Bloglovin #MicroblogMondays: I felt extremely bereft when the 3 quotes, 3 day challenge got over and wanted to continue it somehow. So I thought why not just write some mini blogs and centre them around a quote that I like; make it a weekly activity. Then I remembered the Microblog Mondays […]

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3 Quotes, 3 days challenge – Day 3

Follow my blog with Bloglovin And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi I could not have closed off this campaign without Quoting Rumi – he is a very inspiring sort of […]

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3 Quotes, 3 days challenge – Day 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Image courtesy – Pinterest ” Those who don’t believe in magic; will never find it! ” – Roald Dahl   Its Roald Dahl’s 100 bday and its apt that I am choosing one of his famous quotes to introspect on for this challenge. I have also used another related quote in […]

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