My most vivid memory of the one visit to the Surkanda Devi Temple is of me huffing and puffing and almost collapsing in exhaustion, dragging myself behind my enthusiastic mother, a virtual mountain goat. That was 23 years ago when I cluelessly believed that the temple was right there on a hilltop, which it was…… Continue reading Calling on Goddess Surkanda Devi
Jarvis is here, in the real world, in the house of one Mark Zuckerberg! For the uninitiated, JARVIS or Just A Rather Very Intelligent System is a voice activated kickass virtual assistant designed by Tony Stark aka Iron Man from the Marvel universe (Yes! A comic book, now a Hollywood money spinner is the inspiration,…… Continue reading Virtually yours, JARVIS.
This photo was taken during a mission to locate ‘Rani ka Talaab’ (the queen’s pool) listed by a travel website as a must see place in Ambala Cantt (the same sleepy town where I went Ravana hopping). The details were woefully scant but I was intrigued as it supposedly existed slap bang in the middle…… Continue reading The path less travelled.
The alma mater’s once a year clarion call to all, to indulge in wistful nostalgia, had been sounded. “Calling all ex students to relive their high school memories in the school campus where they were created. Catch up on who’s who and here is where. Music, food , treats! Blah, blah, blah .” Ok !…… Continue reading A strenuous walk down memory lane aka school reunion!
“Get your head out of the clouds Ella . This is your home. Time to roll up your sleeves and start taking care of it.” “But this is not me! I have dreams and the world beckons me.” “Ha ! You are not in a fairy tale. This is your life. To the kitchen and…… Continue reading Ditch the cinders, Ella shine!
The story begins not so long ago when the Ancient One gave her word to the gangly knight, “if you can battle the horde of blue dragons and pass through the valley of poisonous fumes and make it to my lair, the path to Shangri-La, The Mindrolling Monastery with its magnificent treasures will be revealed…… Continue reading A Shangri-la called Mindrolling Monastery
I admit! I’m mathematically challenged and it hurts . There I was sitting as quietly as a mouse in a very serious meeting when suddenly the focus shifted to me . “Ma’am, the stage for the children – 60 by 30 dimensions are good?” Trying to sound as authoritative as possible but without a clue,…… Continue reading My Maths daze… help!