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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 […]

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#BookSlutThursday – Week 2

#BookSlutThursday Week2 My selection for #bookslutthursday week 2 is here and is a mixed bag as I picked some stuff from a bookstore while on my #KashmirTravels from Gulshan Books in Srinagar. Saw this edition on the 50th anniversary of its publication and picked up this book which was long on my TBR – The Bell […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Of magical potions & oils

Poloview market, just off Residency road in downtown Srinagar is the place to go for all your shopping; from Kashmiri embroidery worked sarees, scarves, stoles to bags to shoes to even aromatic oils. It’s the latter which intrigued me as I am obsessed with smelling good and burning incense and what not in the home […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: A floating postoffice on the Dal lake

While roaming on the Dal Boulevard, I espied a gorgeous houseboat with the red and white signage of the Indian postal office. Curious I ventured forth to explore further and to my delight, it turned out to be the first and only Floating Post Office in India, gloriously standing tall in a charming backdrop of […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Gulshan Books

Books galore, Gulshan Gulshan While walking in down town Srinagar, I espied a charming looking book store on Residency road by the name of Gulshan Books, and immediately popped inside to browse as the shop window beckoned me with its beautifully bound tomes. It turned out to be a quaint bookstore built of wood with […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!” […]

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Travel Diaries: Tulip Garden In Srinagar

Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum, yun hi saath chalte chalte…… Last spring I went to Kashmir to stay with one of my dearest school friends. When she mentioned the Tulip Garden was in bloom, I couldn’t wait to head there. She did warn me not to get my hopes high as it had been raining […]

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Travel diary- Srinagar to Leh! Day # 2 @ Srinagar!

Day 2 began as a super-duper lazy Sunday with us slurping on steaming hot tea with some crispy, spicy paneer paranthas for breakfast while the rain drummed an energetic beat on the tin roof!  (Food at Yasmin’s house has always been sumptuously delicious and leaves me wanting for more ….. Her Mom and staff believe in pampering […]

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Twenty twelve!!

Finally the year has ended but not the world. The soothsayers and their ilk are now in the pursuit of new doomsday theories, since the last one failed to impress! Every year, at the beginning of the new year, I look back on the year gone by to see how had it been for me. And […]

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Travel diaries- Srinagar to Leh! Pull upstairs!!

So the cabin crew came up to a bunch of us to explain the working of the emergency exit. “In case of an emergency, you need to pull the handle upwards”. ” pull it upstairs?” asked a voice from behind my seat. The steward paused, blinked and then said ” yeah pull it upwards.” I turned […]

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