#MondayMusings, Blog Challenge, Latest post, My View

#MondayMusings – Religion is a Matter of Faith

Religion to me is personal; its a matter of my faith and what I believe in. There can be no hard and fast rule for human beings to pray as dictated by religious leaders or their interpretations of the holy books.… Read More #MondayMusings – Religion is a Matter of Faith

BookView, Latest post

Cover Reveal: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

I am so happy to be introducing the cover reveal to Damyanti Biswas’s debut novel – You Beneath Your Skin which is a crime fiction and covers social issues pertaining to crimes against women in India. I wish her all the best for her novel and pray for the success of it.… Read More Cover Reveal: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

BookView, Latest post

{#Bookview } My Read-India-Thon TBR for 2019

Intrigued and impressed by the Read-India-Thon set up by Shantala, I have signed up to join in and this post details out my intended TBR for it. All the books are by Indian authors / based on India. … Read More {#Bookview } My Read-India-Thon TBR for 2019

#MondayMusings, Latest post, My View

#MondayMusings – My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist!

The recent atmosphere of divisive politics has been taking a toll on the Hindu-Muslim relations in our country. Every other day some instance of hate crime is reported based on religion in India. This piece is written to express my disgust with the bigots and zealots who dont seem to see Human beings and discriminate based on colour, religion and even gender.… Read More #MondayMusings – My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist!

Blog Challenge, Friday Fiction, Latest post

#WordsMatter – Outside my window

I am participating in the #WordsMatter bloghop this month and this post is in response to the prompt Outside my Window. I am attempting fiction after ages and hope this is well received by my readers.… Read More #WordsMatter – Outside my window

Gratitude List

When the going gets tiring, its okay to go with the flow

My monthly post for the Gratitude circle with Vidya Sury for the month of July is full of unexpected goodness that appeared in my life when I least expected them… Read More When the going gets tiring, its okay to go with the flow

Gratitude List, Latest post

#Gratitude – The Secret Ingredient is YOU

“There is no secret ingredient. Its just you”. – Kung Fu Panda Remember this phrase from Kung Fu Panda when Poh gets his hands on the dragon scroll and is eager to find the secret? The scroll is blank or rather its polished surface reflects his face back to him. I was struggling with some… Read More #Gratitude – The Secret Ingredient is YOU

Latest post, My View

My View – Trashing a forest reserve in Gurgaon by city administration

There is rampant dumping of all kinds of trash into the Aravali forest and I am trying to create some awareness and noise about it. Please help me out here by signing on this petition.… Read More My View – Trashing a forest reserve in Gurgaon by city administration

Latest post, My View, Zero waste

My View – Green hearts beat for Mother Nature in Gurgaon

Humans have been at a serious war with Mother Nature for over five decades now. The over consumerist human attitude has led to a grave imbalance in natural resources world wide. Everywhere one can hear environmentalist cry foul over: industrial and vehicular pollution, global warming, melting of icebergs Plastic waste in our seas Yet, governments… Read More My View – Green hearts beat for Mother Nature in Gurgaon

Latest post, Travel Tales, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

#TravelTales – A House of Chocolate in Mukteshwar

On a day trip to Mukteshwar, I discovered a chocolate house that boasted of some gorgeous flavours – all hand made. Intrigued I set out to taste a few of them and was completely hooked by it. … Read More #TravelTales – A House of Chocolate in Mukteshwar

BookView, Latest post

#BookReview: Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh is the first book in the Ibis trilogy. The book is set in pre-independent India and talks of the dark waters as Mauritius. The tale is set against the backdrop of opium farming for the British which has cost many a Indian farmer his lands and belongings.… Read More #BookReview: Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

Latest post, Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera: The Common Punch Butterfly

lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies) is the new section on my blog from this month to chronicle my love and sighting of these gorgeous creatures. I am hoping for some favorable reviews on this section.… Read More Lepidoptera: The Common Punch Butterfly

Latest post, Travel Tales, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

#TravelTales – Seduced by the Rhododendron in Uttarakhand

The gorgeous Rhododendron or the Buransh trees flower in March- April in Uttarakhand and are a spectacle to behold. Come read my post and be charmed by these beautiful flowers.… Read More #TravelTales – Seduced by the Rhododendron in Uttarakhand

BookView, Latest post

#BookReview- The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Children of Blood and Bone is a gripping saga of magic and non-magic people, deep within the African continent whose magic was stolen years ago. But now it seems that its coming back but the non-magic dont want that to happen. So a bitter fight erupts between the two groups – what happens next is why you need to read this book to find out more!… Read More #BookReview- The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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#BookReview-Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is that wicked book halfway between a dream and a nightmare that keeps you turning the pages to find out which is it. Read my review of this gorgeous book by him and make up your mind if you wish to be tortured by it!… Read More #BookReview-Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Latest post, Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove : Pink Joy

I am re-doing some of my previous tree posts to join in the #Thursdaytreelove linky with Parul. If you love trees like me, maybe you would like to hop across to my posts during my days in Bangalore. I went nuts at the variety of the flowering trees that I could sight in the garden… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove : Pink Joy

Latest post, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel Tales

#TravelTales – Patwonji ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

|| Jaisalmer | Rajasthan | Shonar Qila | Golden Fort | Rajasthan | Thar Desert | Patwon ki haveli | Tourism | Travel | Architecture | Golden Sandstone | Jharokhas ||… Read More #TravelTales – Patwonji ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

HimachalTravelDiaries, Latest post, Travel Tales

#TravelTales – Preserving Hertiage: The Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala

| Norbulingka Institute | Dharamashala | Tibetan Monastery | Dalai Lama | Mcleodganj | Prayer Bells | Himachal Pradesh | Pine trees | Shakyamuni Buddha | Buddhism |Travel | Holiday | Mountains |… Read More #TravelTales – Preserving Hertiage: The Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala