Category Archives: Reflections

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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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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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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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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The Connection

And we sat there In silence With your hand over mine It stopped Just for an instance Unsure Of a hurt Which was? Or could have been? Fingers tapped And then they pressed And caressed Ever so lightly That the … Continue reading

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Khushwant Singh

October 1991. We were spending two weeks in Kasauli in a bid to help my father recuperate post a nasty head injury. There was a very small market near our guest house and fresh supplies and milk used to come … Continue reading

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