Category Archives: memories

Nathdwara, Lord Krishna and Picchwais

A Themed Week on Instagram featuring posts on Lord Krishna brought me face to face with a treasure I knew I possessed, to which sight I woke up every morning but somehow I never connected the dots. I am talking … Continue reading

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A glimpse of an era gone by

As you walk along narrow lanes and through old bazaars vestiges of what must have been a good life once pop up. This little shop is no more than a kiosk tucked away at the far end of the Mall … Continue reading

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2014 in travel – my year that was

How does one even begin to write about dreams that come true? What does one feel when dreams come true? Satisfaction, happiness, bliss, gratitude, disbelief, alive? 2014 brought life to many a dream destination. Iceland and the Northern Lights: Iceland … Continue reading

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Reykjavik – an experience

Reykjavik, which so far had only been a name heard in Hardy Boys novels or the geography book! Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital. A town on the coast,a population of about 2.30,000. Shaped by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. At latitude 64 … Continue reading

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A walk through Lodi Gardens – a photo essay

The daughter was busy at a Christmas carnival in school. The husband was away on tour. I found myself with a few hours to spare. Rather than snuggle under a cosy blanket with a book and a steaming cuppa (very … Continue reading

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On a cold and wintry night

On a cold and wintry night Walking down the street Homeward bound Alone yet not alone In a city which never dies Buzzing with activity A pair of hands came forward Help thought I They reached from behind They groped … Continue reading

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My child is much more than a diagnosis and if she cannot learn the way I teach, then I will teach the way she can learn

She sat alone amidst the flowers. She should have been like one of them; colourful, lovely, bubbly, bobbing her head with the wind, playing with the edge of her skirt. Instead, she just sat there and looked around. A little … Continue reading

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