Some goodbyes are always difficult!

Heartbreaking. Misty-eyed and emotional, we hug once more, as we always do. It’s never ever easy to see her off as the porter wheels her away, out of sight towards the check-in counter at the airport. Continue reading

#SkywatchFriday – 43

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“Waiting for Rain.”

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A snapshot of grey skies looming overhead on a sultry summer afternoon and I am somehow reminded of how each one of is waiting for that elusive something to come and transform our lives -that quintessence of positivity, that makes us hope against the impossible at times, a bit like these parched leaves waiting for rain. While it pours and floods elsewhere, we are going through a severely dry patch in some areas of the city, particularly in the area where I live. We are all waiting for the rain.

This shot encapsulates that plea!

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#SkywatchFriday – 42

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Take a minute of your life. Stand out there and look up at the sky. Watch out in silence. You will find within you, all the peace that your heart can hold.

 

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Pachmarhi – #AtoZChallenge2016

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Girdled by the Satpura ranges in Madhya Pradesh, lies a lovely hill town often referred to as the “Queen of the Satpuras!” As Madhya Pradesh’s one and only hill town, Pachmarhi enjoys a unique position as a popular tourist destination, where bridle paths lead into placid forest groves of wild bamboo, jamun, dense sal forests and delicate bamboo thickets, offering the space to unwind effortlessly and enjoy perfect tranquility. In other words, Pachmarhi is Madhya Pradesh’s most verdant gem and our trip was proof of that!

As an archaeological treasure- house, Pachmarhi has astonishing richness. There are cave shelters in the Mahadeo Hills which reveal rock paintings that date back to 500-800 AD, although some of the earliest paintings are estimated to be 10,000 years old. In Pachmarhi, contrasting cultures and ages co-exist in harmony as if time and trends mean little in this serene, wooded place. The highest point in the…

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The Power of Numbers – #100sareedrive

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Summers in Bangalore are getting warmer with each passing year. But, I’m glad for one thing. I enjoy wearing my cotton sarees the most during this season more than any other time of the year. Cottons are the best and handlooms are my favourites. Only recently, we celebrated the Bengali New Year and of course, it was yet another occasion to pull out one of my favourite nine-yard beauties that hardly ever gets to see the light of the day. Needless to say, it felt wonderful. Continue reading

Does the journey matter more than the goal?

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In the journey of life, moments come and go, have you ever wondered, what is more important – the effort or the goal. Or, in other words, is it the journey or the destination? Continue reading

Opting out of the #A-ZChallenge 2017

For the last couple of days, I’ve been in a dilemma.

There’s this sense of uneasiness about a few things that I’ve been trying to work out with regard to my blog and writing in general. Along with it, there’s been an inner compulsion to tie up a few niggling ends on the personal front too. I’d been in two minds when I found myself signing up for the #A-Z Blogging challenge earlier this month. Continue reading

#SkywatchFriday – 41

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Even the sky is not your limit. It is belief that takes you beyond!

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©Esha Mookerjee Dutta. March 2017.

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The Blooming Cassia: #ThursdayTreeLove 5

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Every tree tells a story. This beautiful Cassia blooming in our compound is a local favourite and proudly boasts of one too! The dark pink clustered flowers on the drooping branches of this tree turn white with age. Continue reading