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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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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | The Mahabharata | Indian based Mythology | Indian Regional Language – Sanskrit |

Imagine a prompt which let’s you talk about an Indian based mythology story, written originally in an Indian Language (Sanskrit)! Thanks to Shalini @ shalmojo.in for this interesting one – I didn’t realise I had such hidden opinions about it, until I wrote the following. The Mahabharata, which is one of the two major Sanskrit epics […]

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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | The Revenue Stamp | Amrita Pritam | Indian Regional Language |

Title: THE REVENUE STAMP Introduction: THE REVENUE STAMP is the autobiography of the famous poet, novelist and short story writer, Amrita Pritam. Explosive in its revelations and poetic in its content, the book is a candid account of her extraordinary life. She reflects on her full and creative journey of life—her uneasy relationship with her […]

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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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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Honour | Elif Shafak | Book set in Japan/China/Turkey |

  Title: Honour Introduction: Elif Shafak’s ‘Honour’ is a gripping exploration of the darkest aspects of faith and love. She wrote Honour in English first before translating it into Turkish. Elif Shafak is a persistent writer. The publication of an earlier novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, saw her charged with insulting “Turkishness”. Her book, Honour, […]

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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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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Book2Movie | Kiterunner | Khalid Hosseini |

Guestblogging : Book Review THE KITE RUNNER: KHALED HOSSEINI I chanced upon this extraordinary piece of writing in Manila, over 11 years back at a very close family friend’s place who also doubled up as the 8-year-old’s and my guardians, when Alok was in India. Saikia Uncle Aunty were voracious readers, and their varied interests […]

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