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[G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

When I first heard of the book title Guernsey Literary and potato peel pie society- I was truly flummoxed! What on earth is this book about? But when I read the blurb I was totally convinced to read it through and glad I did for I fell in love with it. It brought alive the magic of letter writing for me.… Read More [G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

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[E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

I had been hearing a lot of rave reviews from friends and acquaintances alike about Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love. The underlining theme of Sufism running through this book is what had enchanted them. The book blurb did pique my curiosity and I ended up picking this book. Title: The Forty Rules… Read More [E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

The Dalai Lama’s cat is quite a delightful book where in a stray kitten is adopted by his holiness and this cat discoveres life and his teachings to bask in them. Its a funny book with some great lessons in it.… Read More The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

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[C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

I read the rave reviews of a fellow reader on Goodreads about a book titled “The particular sadness of lemon cake” which struck me as a very quirky title. I researched the author a bit and decided to read her short story collections titled The Color Master as my first book. The idea was to gauge her writing style and how it would arrest my imagination.… Read More [C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

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[B] The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath #AtoZchallenge

The Bell jar is claimed to be a semi autobiographical work of the famous Amercian novelist Sylvia Plath who committed suicide shortly after its publication. I had heard much about this book and was not disappointed when I read it. The rich layering of words, makes it an unbelievably classic piece of writing. … Read More [B] The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath #AtoZchallenge

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[A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo is a world famous book that talks about the universe conspiring to grant you whatever you desire with your deepest wishes. It tells a simple folk lore tale but with a larger meaning hidden in it.… Read More [A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

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[Theme Reveal] My love affair with books #AtoZchallenge

Hola folks! AtoZ is back and I am ecstatic to be a part of it once again! Yes it’s my second time here! I truly loved the amazing buzz of this challenge that propels you to write daily and read too. It had been a revelation of sorts to connect with some really awesome blogs… Read More [Theme Reveal] My love affair with books #AtoZchallenge

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#Reflections – My first and I loved it | #AtoZchallenge 2017|

I had missed last year’s #AtoZchallenge by a whisker, prompting me to make a strong mental note for 2017. When March rolled in, I posted my theme reveal post with loads of fanfare. But when the other bloggers started panicking over themes, how many post written, etc I started to re-think this challenge. After all these were… Read More #Reflections – My first and I loved it | #AtoZchallenge 2017|

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[Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

As scores of multi colored prayer flags fluttered in the wind, welcoming us in their calming embrace, we drove into a teeny tiny town named Khalstee, enroute to Leh. The last few hours of the ride had been bone achingly painful and we were grateful for the respite from jostling in the back seat of our… Read More [Z] Zen in the Glen |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

2012: I was on my first ever trip to Udaipur – one of the most popular cities of Rajasthan on the tourist circuit. I found it to be charming, friendly and thrumming with a very joyful vibe. Its pretty famous for the Lake Pichola and the Lake palace hotel managed by the Taj group of… Read More [Y] You have got mail in Udaipur!! |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

Xenedocheionology owes its origin to the Greek language and according to Phrontistery means the love of hotels. I loved this word a lot and it made writing my X post for #atoz quite easy as there are a number of places which I must mention for their uniqueness in terms of hospitality and the wow factor… Read More [X] Xenodocheionology |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I had taken my parents off to a Rajasthan travel trip. Our itinerary read New Delhi-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Rawla Narlai- Udaipur – New Delhi. This was like a ten-day long trip and we did everything from train, to by road to flight and from staying in five-star hotels, to desert camps to a boutique havelli to a… Read More [W] Wish upon the stars |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|

2010 saw us head for Coorg for a family vacation on my birthday in March. I had been living in Bangalore at that time and keen to explore the places around. I was excited to see the coffee plantations and maybe spot some Vanilla plants too as I had heard this region’s climate favoured its… Read More [V] Vanilla beans & Pepper corns |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[U] Unzymotic |#atozchallenge 2017|

The dictionary meaning of Unzymotic is listed as fabulous which is why I decided to use this word for my alphabet U post, for what I am about to list out here is nothing less than that. You know how they say, it’s not the destination but the journey that matters? I have taken this… Read More [U] Unzymotic |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

Ok I admit that’s a funny title “Tickled with delight”. You must be wondering, “Shouldnt it be tickled my taste buds?” Well! That is the correct phrase to use but here not just my taste buds, my sensibility too was tickled with delight! Stumped! Read On….. 2017: Bangalore trip to visit my sister is on.… Read More [T] Tickled with delight |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[S] A Summer Palace in Bangalore |#atozchallenge 2017|

2010: I had moved to Bangalore as an experimental stint and spent that year in exploring it as much as possible. I had been researching the net and listed out places to visit and photograph. So, one fine morning, armed with my trusted Canon DSLR, a bottle of water and some snacks, I headed out to… Read More [S] A Summer Palace in Bangalore |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I was meandering on the streets of Pushkar, dodging the army of photographers who had descended in locust proportions onto the city (Oh yeah, I was one of them too 😉 ) Nearing a large open field full of camels, the soft strains of a stringed instrument reached my ears and I started to look… Read More [R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[Q] Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

Excited to land in Cochin after a god-awful early morning flight, I quickly organised my way into reaching Fort Kochi (which is 42 km away from the airport) and checked into an awesome homestay (which I will detail out in another post perhaps). Unfortunately, they only served brekkie and no other meals. Disappointed and starving,… Read More [Q] Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[P] Parsi food affair in Bombay |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013: I was in Bombay, visiting my sister who was settled there at that time. It was a longish visit and I ended up exploring some parts of the city via interesting walks, friends and relatives. I went flamingo watching at Sewri one early morning. Attended the Kala Ghoda festival – my first! Visited the… Read More [P] Parsi food affair in Bombay |#atozchallenge 2017|