Travel Stories and Histories – The Stone Chariot, Hampi

Writing about my past travels is kind of making the lack of travelling more bearable but it’s also reminding me about how much I love to travel and then I’m missing it more…Urghhh such useless times! But anyway, C’est la vie – at least right now. So continuing with my travel stories.

Today I take you to my favourite state, Karnataka. I have travelled there five times now and each visit has just made me want to go back. I love the food, I love the people, I love all the dynasties that ruled there and all the resulting histories and heritages. Out of all the treasures, today we visit an iconic monument of Karnataka: The Stone Chariot of Hampi

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Travel Stories and Histories – Kulaba Fort Alibaug

“Still around the corner, they may wait, a new road or a secret gate” – JRR Tolkien

Travelling is the thing I miss the most these days. So I have decided to write about my numerous travels all over India and all over the world. Thanks to my parents’ bohemian soul, we have travelled a lot and visited some offbeat and some not-so offbeat places. Inheriting their love for travel, I have ventured out on my own too and have found myself on many new roads and in front of many secret gates!

I have collected memories and adventures on each trip. So here’s a try at writing a travelogue along with some historical “dnyan” (knowledge). Today’s story is about my first road trip with my school friends.    Continue reading Travel Stories and Histories – Kulaba Fort Alibaug

Lockdown Diaries – Happy Feet

Dance is like a therapy to our mind, body, and spirit. It was a much-needed stress reliever during this period of restrictions. I love to dance and I am a professionally trained Kathak dancer. And with a little bit of extra time on hand (thanks to the lockdown), I found myself dancing…

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Lockdown Diaries – Bird’s Eye view!

Well…right after I decide that I have to re-start blogging, my site crashes! For past two to three days, I was desperately trying to salvage the site. As most of you would know by now, I’m not much of a techno-savvy person. So obviously I had a hard time trying to understand the tech lingo. After a few futile attempts I reached out to few of my friends and they helped me salvage the site. A cursory look tells me that I have lost a few blogs but I have republished them. All your encouraging comments on them have been lost unfortunately.

However, I’m very glad that I didn’t lose my whole site. I’m already struggling with having to accommodate blogging in my schedule. I would have completely lost heart if I had lost everything. Umpphhhh… So here I’m after a minor hick-up. 😊

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Lockdown Diaries- Whipping Away!

Today, I have planned to start a blog series to share the myriad of activities that I managed to accomplish during the 1st lockdown phase. And it all starts with a cup of coffee!

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He Is…

In a field of wild violets
He is my balmy lavender
Graceful, tranquil and trusting…

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Remain always…

In her heart he lives and shall remain always
Roaming freely in the wilderness of her emotions
Tugging at her deepest chords
Stirring a love so real and strong
In her heart he lives and shall remain always
Safe and secure
Free and fair
Loved and cared
In her heart he lives and shall remain always….

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Poetry Review #2

The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” composed by Robert Frost in 1922 was published in his New Hampshire volume on 7th March 1923. Each verse follows an ‘a-a-b-a’ rhyme scheme except for the last verse.

 


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Poetry Review #1

So, I have been thinking of starting a series of blogs reviewing some of my favourite poetries of authors all around the world. I thought of starting of this series with my all time favourite and one of the world’s most prominent polymaths, Rabindranath Tagore.

He was the one who revived Bengali literature, music and other artforms by applying contextual modernism through his teachings and works. He was also the first non-European and 1st Indian to win a noble prize in literature in 1913 and has played an important role in the Renaissance of modern India.

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American Declaration of Independence

4th July 1776 heralded a start of a new nation, the United States of America. This day marks the end of the colonial rule in the states and the start of the “Union of states”. Independence Days are always a reason to celebrate the country’s sovereignty, liberty and history. But did you know that the much […]

American Declaration of Independence