Spartan Living – #WordlessWednesday 21

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WW Pic #21 –  ‘Spartan Living. 

Sharing a pic from my recent visit to a dwelling that everyone will be able to identify. Like the heart in the body, this is the place which supplied energy to the entire country, during the freedom struggle. Hriday Kunj. Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.

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(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)

A Mother’s Instinct

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ac3b7e8bf43e877769e5e27fbf716cc2Last Friday, I was woken up by a rather strange dream. It must have been around 3 in the morning. Everything else stood still in those wee hours, except the ticking of the clock. It was difficult to tell if this was real or a dream. I remember telling myself that it must be my instinct, which had crept up to me at odd hours Continue reading

#Skywatch Friday – 35

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Another Friday comes and we all wait eagerly for the weekend to follow. Hope you all had a great working week! Mine wasn’t too bad either, just that things have been a little hectic with me trying to tie up a few loose ends as I set out to plan the blogging/writing projects for this year. Continue reading

#Skywatch Friday – 34

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With the first week of the year 2017 drawing to a close, I think most of us are still reeling under the load of work, whilst recovering from the hangover of the last weekend, as we bid farewell to the year gone by.

Nonetheless, I’m thankful for the short but wonderful break we all had, to wash away the blues and turbo-charge our minds and bodies that should last at least for a while. Continue reading

#Wordless Wednesday – 20

WW Pic #20 –  ‘The Hole in the Wall.  

(Shot through one of the many perforated windows at Sarkhej Roza– a mosque and tomb complex popularly referred to as the “Acropolis of Ahmedabad”, in the western state of Gujarat in India. Built as a fusion of both Muslim and Hindu principles of architecture, Sarkhej Roza has been a prominent centre of Sufi culture in the country.)


(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)

‘Living Fully’: My goal for 2017

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The countdown to the New Year began well ahead of time for most of us. We’ve all been planning to make a fresh new start, get into a fitness routine, drop that baggage, lose weight, get rid of old habits and change old ways of doing things. In short, we’ve all been looking at this time to start everything afresh. Begin a new chapter. When the New Year finally arrived, we were happy to bid adieu to the old and promptly, came out our New Year Resolutions. Continue reading

#Skywatch Friday – 33

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A Friday again and time for the sky shots. This is going to be the last #Skywatch post of this year for me as I take a short blogging break over the last few days before the year draws to a close and it feels kind of special putting together some of the best sky views from the weeks gone by. Continue reading

#Wordless Wednesday – 19

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WW Pic #19 –  ‘Angry birds on their way…’ 

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A Day at the Bangalore Lit Fest

It is definitely nice to come back after a short blogging break. Things haven’t been too well at my end. While my 12-year-old was fighting a rather nasty round of viral, I was in the throes of a severe bout of migraine that kept me grounded for 5 full days! Phew!! This happened last week. By the end of the week, we were both drained out. That we were also on the periphery of the fury of the Vardah cyclone, which came crashing on neighbouring Chennai, didn’t help us Bangaloreans, especially as it brought us four days of a grey howling sky and abysmal powercuts. In short, it was only getting worse. And then, came Saturday. Continue reading

The Key to Self-Acceptance

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There are days when we wake up feeling nothing is right with what we do, say or think. We are unhappy being who we are and tend to compare ourselves with everyone else. If we look into the mirror, we see too many flaws and remember too many past wounds and failings to love ourselves unconditionally. In fact, it leads us down a spiraling course of negativity.

Do you have days like that? Continue reading