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
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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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
“Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” -Roy T. Bennett.
When the going gets tough, I often ask myself, “Why is this happening to me?”. At times, I know I have the answers, mostly I don’t. Continue reading
Are you amazed to see how this beautiful tree continues to stand rooted to the ground, despite the wind pushing it in the opposite direction? So am I. In fact, this image set me thinking. Continue reading
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.)
WW Pic #16 – “On the Trail”
(Sharing a recent travel pic – The sight of these ducks swimming in a straight line from one end of the lagoon to the other, all in perfect harmony. I kept thinking how easy it was for them to follow unspoken rules and how difficult for us humans!)
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week so far! Last weekend we decided to do a short break over the Diwali holidays mainly to get away from the noise and pollution that makes it difficult for our son who suffers from asthma. We were all excitedly looking forward to the few days at a quiet resort by the calm and serene backwaters in Kerala. Continue reading