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Mixed bag: memories of people known and felt

It was a strange kind of day yesterday. One that made me wade through a multitude of emotions and yet when I went to sleep I felt kind of peaceful. Waking up today was a feeling of something overcome, a … Continue reading

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Age in reverse!

Have you seen the the film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”? I happened to catch it on television a couple of days ago. An interesting portrayal of a man who is a born old and then goes through life … Continue reading

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I am back!

It has been a difficult last two years. I don’t even wish to look at dates but I think my last post here was more than two years ago! Trying times don’t last but ‘tried and tested’ people do 🙂 … Continue reading

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Gandhi and Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram is a pilgrimage. No visit to Ahmedabad can be complete without spending at least a few hours in the Ashram. When I lived in Ahmedabad, way back in the 90s, very often I would find myself at this … Continue reading

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Spiti – a road trip of a lifetime

It is exactly two months today since I left for a road trip through Spiti but I already want to go back! Is it soon, I ask myself? And then I realize, deep down, I never wanted to return. But … Continue reading

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Chasing the monsoons in Rajasthan

Rajasthan in August? You must be mad, exclaimed my friend and favorite travelling companion.“Rajasthan is a desert. Don’t you know your geography? A desert gets practically no rain and here you are contemplating a trip in mid-August? Well, plan and … Continue reading

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Tijara Fort Palace – the drive and the experience

I finally made it up that slope. At one point I felt I possibly had no energy and that everyone would have to disembark and even then my engine would not revv up enough to make it till the top. … Continue reading

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