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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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Coming Home [ #writebravely ]

Today’s prompt for the challenge was to base it on a song selected randomly and use that as a prompt. When I set my ipod to shuffle, this song came over and I was immediately transported to a warm sunshine place as that s what Home for me is – a cocoon to nestle in, a place to recharge and feel safe and loved!… Read More Coming Home [ #writebravely ]

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The Halcyon days of youth [ #WriteBravely ]

Read about my flashback down the memory lane of my days of youth and whether or not I am nostalgic about it at all! This post is part of the Problogger WriteTribe challenge for the month of October 2017 and the prompt for the day is Nostalgic! #writingbrave… Read More The Halcyon days of youth [ #WriteBravely ]

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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|

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[O] Once upon a time |#atozchallenge 2017|

Once upon a time there was a brave King and his beautiful queen who lived in a grand palace, filled with opulence of every kind!!! This is the thought that flashes through my head, every time I wander in a fort, palace or mahal in India. Meandering through the hallowed corridors of Bangalore Palace was… Read More [O] Once upon a time |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

Since I was checking out of my homestay, I decided to spend a leisurely morning at the Fort Kochi beach and try to shoot the famous chinese fishing nets against a sunrise. My nonchalant morning started with a meeting with a trio of really adorable kittens that were as curious about me as I was… Read More [N] Nonchalant morning walk on the beach in Fort Kochi |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[M] Mother India Temple in Benares |#atozchallenge 2017|

The holy city of Benares seems to be teeming with gazillions of temples; in fact there seems to be a temple for any and every excuse and on every street corner and entry of buildings. When I first landed in the city in December 2013, that was my impression, apart from the filth, stench and… Read More [M] Mother India Temple in Benares |#atozchallenge 2017|

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[J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|

2013 – I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan with a photography club to shoot the famous camel fair which is an annual affair. My first impression was that there are more photographers than camel 😉 At the opening ceremony of the festivities, I was all set to watch a performance of the traditional Kalbelia dance –… Read More [J] Japanese Kalbeliya in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|