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Exploring the Magical Cango Caves: #WanderlustWednesday #GuestPost #Blogiversary

Exploring the Magical Cango Caves: Esha M. Dutta For most visitors, an African safari is probably one of the main reasons for visiting South Africa. For us, though, it was those fascinating travel tales we’d been hearing from our friends in Mauritius, for well over fifteen years, that convinced us to realise our dreams. With … Continue reading Exploring the Magical Cango Caves: #WanderlustWednesday #GuestPost #Blogiversary

The Child is Father of the Man: #WordlessWednesday

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound … Continue reading The Child is Father of the Man: #WordlessWednesday

Another Gem in the Wall: #WordlessWednesday

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton Another gem IN the wall: #WordlessWednesday3:12 P.M., 1 October, 2018, The Beatles Ashram, Rishikesh, India Floored by the myriad wall art that adorned the crumbling, moss-covered walls of the Beatles Ashram, I went on a "capturing them" spree. These … Continue reading Another Gem in the Wall: #WordlessWednesday

Hey Jude: #WordlessWednesday

"And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain Don't carry the world upon your shoulders For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool By making his world a little colder." - Hey Jude (lyrics), The Beatles     1st October, 2018, 2:20 P.M. Did you wonder why this post has … Continue reading Hey Jude: #WordlessWednesday

Saffron Clad Sadhu: #WordlessWednesday

The Saffron Clad Sadhu   7:04 A.M., 2 October, 2018 I've always been intrigued by the Sadhus of India. Some Sadhus have a mystic charm, some a sly, scheming modus operandi and some just puff their souls to the twirling smoke of chillum***. In India there are different sects of Sadhus; the much in news; … Continue reading Saffron Clad Sadhu: #WordlessWednesday

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The Road Less Travelled

the road less travelled 7 August, 2018 What does this picture tell you? A lone traveller on a deserted road? A path where the flora towers over mankind? Are we are mere inconspicuous beings? For me, this photo not just brought back memories of my awe-inspiring walk on the lone road, at Balur, Chikmagalur, South … Continue reading The Road Less Travelled

La Familia: #WordlessWednesday

  La familia 29 May, 2017 The summer of 2017 was a remarkable. La familia took a road trip to the lush, cooler climes of Uttarakhand from Gurugram, where the summer heat was refusing to beat a retreat.  One of our pit stops was my birth place; the stunningly, verdant Pantnagar University, before we headed … Continue reading La Familia: #WordlessWednesday

The Mighty Fig Tree: #ThursdayTreeLove

  “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked." - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar     The Mighty Fig Tree On our arrival at Balur Estate, Chikamaglur this August, the … Continue reading The Mighty Fig Tree: #ThursdayTreeLove

Walk with The Ellies: #WordlessWednesday

walk with the ellies October 3, 2015 We had taken a wondrous weekend trip to Wildlife SOS Agra, with a bunch of dear friends. Wildlife SOS encourages its visitors to volunteer for its rescued elephants and Indian bears. We spent two very memorable days bathing the elephants, feeding them, watching them engage in their daily … Continue reading Walk with The Ellies: #WordlessWednesday

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Gratitude for August 2018: #GratitudeCircle

August is my birthday month and I look forward to it with much anticipation. In my head I believe that August must turn out perfect. But the August of 2018 proved to be a mixed bag of surprises. Some great, and some not so great. There were challenges galore, but the month was also dotted … Continue reading Gratitude for August 2018: #GratitudeCircle