The mocking mural


Have you ever felt like the universe is sending out messages to you? I ask because that's what I've felt lately. Take for instance, this chain of events that have taken place over the past two days. Yesterday, quite by accident, I came across a TED talk by Manoush Zomorodi, in which she explains the … Continue reading The mocking mural

Waiting in the cold


It's still early winter and there are some brave ones roaming the streets around without woollens. But we're not taking any chances. As I write this post, sitting snugly in the warm blanket, my mind wanders to our freezing experience in Sikkim last year. At the Tsomgo lake in Sikkim, we rented extra woollens and … Continue reading Waiting in the cold

Thank you :)


Today is a special day. I hear it's the Thanksgiving weekend around most places in the world. And while I have very little knowledge of this holiday, as it's not something my family celebrates, I find it a lucky coincidence that it is today, that I am reaching a milestone. This post, is number 300 … Continue reading Thank you 🙂

The haveli next door


Lal ghat is perhaps the most tourist-y area of Udaipur, filled with havelis-turned hotels. Most of the hotels and cafes in the areas now boast of roof-top dining, and we explored as many as we could. One particular one, though, stood out. Jaiwana haveli was highly rated on Trip Advisor, and we headed straight there … Continue reading The haveli next door

Puppets


One of the exhibits at Bagore ki haveli, is a hall filled with puppets—of colourful Rajasthani men, women and animals. I'll let the puppets introduce themselves: We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces. ― Georg Büchner “Sometimes when I'm writing, I wonder if the words have a mind of their … Continue reading Puppets

The other Victoria Memorial


Victoria memorial in India is pretty much synonymous with Kolkata. But Allahabad has its own version too. Built with Italian limestone, this monument was opened in 1906. It resides in Chandrasekhar Azad Park (named in honour of the freedom fighter), originally called Alfred Park (to commemorate Prince Alfred's visit to the city), and commonly known … Continue reading The other Victoria Memorial

The Tibet in Delhi


Earlier today, we visited Kashmere Gate. About a kilometer from the historical site is an old Tibetan refugee settlement. Within the settlement is a Tibetan monastery, and a thriving market, popularly known as the Monastery market. Our main agenda today was to visit this market. Despite the peak rush hour—Sunday afternoon—we managed to explore the … Continue reading The Tibet in Delhi

Holiday


It's a Saturday, and I'm in the mood for enjoying a holiday 🙂 Winter has pretty much set in around where we stay. The warmth of the sun will be most welcome now. This is post #18 in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = … Continue reading Holiday

Art for all


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. –Pablo Picasso Which is why, perhaps, it must spill out of the halls of exhibitions and galleries, and enter the public space. Perhaps it was the influence of Mario, or the general laid back 'hippie' culture that is now synonymous with … Continue reading Art for all

Not so gingerly


This morning, as we began making tea, Atul placed a piece of ginger on the kitchen counter and made an interesting observation. "This looks like a rockstar!" And why not? The humble ginger has been rocking my life ever since I can remember. When we were kids, every year, on Diwali (that's Naraka Chadurdashi or … Continue reading Not so gingerly