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Paying homage to the Royals at Ahar Cenotaph in Udaipur

Cenotaph are the monuments built in the memory of a deceased soldier/warrior who might have died in a war elsewhere. A cenotaph might be an empty tomb at times because of this. I decided to explore the Royal cenotaph at Ahar which is a small town, 2-3 kms from Udaipur. This place serves as the… Read More Paying homage to the Royals at Ahar Cenotaph in Udaipur

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Visiting the Courtyard of Maidens in Udaipur

The courtyard of maidens or the saheliyon ki baari in Udaipur is one of the quiet corners in the city. Its a great place to simply chill a bit in nature. Lush pink bougainvillea blooms can be found all over in this park with a pond of lilies, quietly guarded by a charming elephant sculpture.… Read More Visiting the Courtyard of Maidens in Udaipur

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Book Review – FreeFall by Jana Williams

Freefall by Jana Williams is a fast paced space adventure, replete with wormholes, deep sleep and space explorations. Here is my review of it and see for yourself why you must pick up this book to read.… Read More Book Review – FreeFall by Jana Williams

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#Gratitude -BookReview: Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows

Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows is a really neat book written about the lives of widows; how the world sees them; yet they have a secret life of their own. Its this secret world that the writer has brought alive in this book with such warm tales of bonding, imaginations and love and support for each other. … Read More #Gratitude -BookReview: Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows

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[W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZchallenge

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 #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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[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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[B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |

While visiting Shekhawati, my homestay 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. Intrigued, I set out for an amazing… Read More [B] The Bodyart in Bikaner | #atozchallenge 2017 |