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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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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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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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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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