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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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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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The painted towns of Shekhawati: Past and present

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Ilay Cooper’s book on Shekhawati set me off on a trip to that region earlier this year. It turned out to be an extraordinary trip to an extraordinary place, and I had to wait…

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Remembering Daddy

8.30pm on a hot and dusty April night. ” The food in your house is really bad; can’t be eaten” , he said, with a completely disgusted look. “Remind me tomorrow to take you out and help find you a … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom inspired Haiku

Could not resist bringing back this spray of cherry blossom as a souvenir from Kashmir. Cherry blossoms A lone sprig on my table Butterflies in my heart

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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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Socialite?

This morning someone said, “Oh Z, you are one socialite!!!” I was ready to jump into the lake, at the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary which is where we were, with very unpleasant visions of me a` la Bina Ramani, drippin’ in … Continue reading

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