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[K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | Travel Tales | #atoz

Kathakali is a traditional dance of Kerala wherein (only men perform) the men dress up as mythological characters and present the tableau in form of a dance (with no words, except the music on instruments and a pre-commentary on the act about to be presented) and the performance is totally dependent on the facial expressions… Read More [K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | Travel Tales | #atoz

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[B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Travel Tales | #atoz

While visiting Shekhawati, my home stay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. ⇐ Shekhawati is known to be… Read More [B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Travel Tales | #atoz

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[Z] Book Thief by Markus Zusak #AtoZ | Book Review |

The Book Thief is a book written about the times of life in Nazi Germany when reading books was a crime. Book burning was celebrated on every street corners and many Germans undertook this activity as a joyous thing to do.
My todays’s post for [Z] is on this book which I have loved reading and feel that the movie does it absolute justice.… Read More [Z] Book Thief by Markus Zusak #AtoZ | Book Review |

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[Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZ | Book Review |

Yarn-chopper is a 19th century nickname bestowed on a journalist who concocts or sensationalize his stories. He is also called a Yarn-Slinger as he is extremely verbose in telling a tale. I think I would give this apt title to Gerald Durrell after reading his roll-on-the-floor-wet-my-pants funny book – My Family and Other Animals.… Read More [Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZ | Book Review |

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[X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZ | Book Review |

While I wondered at what to do with X, I was also trying to insert Memoirs of a geisha into my list of fav books. The adjective xenial is used to describe a friendly relationship between two parties, in particular between a hospitable host and his/her guests, or diplomatically between two countries. what do you think? Is is too far fetched?… Read More [X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZ | Book Review |

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[W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZ | Book Review |

The Wildings is a beautifully scripted tale of the feline world through the eyes of the stray cats who abound in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi. The voice of the animals is the dominant one in telling of this tale while the humans or big feet are relagted to the backdrop.… Read More [W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZ | Book Review |

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[N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZ | Book Review |

Star crossed lovers who are also magicians and are dueling each other with out knowing who the other is to set up magical dream like illusions that seem to bewitch even the most hard hearted person – this is Night Circus! A must have on your TBR folks.… Read More [N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZ | Book Review |

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[M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

Many lives many masters is a world famous book by Dr. Brian Weiss who deals in past life regressions through which he is able to ascertain his patients mental stress and find a cure for it too. He uses hypnosis to render his patients into a semi conscious state from where they travel to their past life.… Read More [M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

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[L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZ | Book Review |

I think it was at one of my book club meets that someone mentioned Laini Taylor and her superbly crafted stories. Intrigued I looked her up on Goodreads, and found a collection of short stories “Lips Touch Three Times”. Since these would let me delve into her writing style with ease, I immediately picked it up.… Read More [L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZ | Book Review |