We call it Sahasradhara, the Thousand Fold Spring. With a name so lyrical, the place is famous for its natural beauty and the sulphur springs. I remember it from my childhood, a quiet picnic spot, surrounded by tall limestone hills, a sparkling stream, the sun shining, birds chirping and the gleeful shouts of the local… Continue reading October Bytes#4: Cave walk At The Thousand-Fold Spring
Dussehra had always meant watching the towering effigies of the Asura king Ravana with impressive ten heads, Meghnad, his valiant son and Kumbhkaran, his fierce brother, installed in the huge open maidan appropriately called Parade Ground. Much of the conversation would centre around how it was a shade better than the year before; bigger definitely… Continue reading October Bytes#3: Ravana Rush
Let's talk about ear worms, pieces of tune that wriggle into your mind and stick there. This sticky music, extremely pleasing to the ear so yeah, raises your spirits and may drive you a bit batty as well. My current playlist has these two amazing desi songs playing on a loop. I'd say a perfect… Continue reading October Bytes #2 : Sticky Music!
Behind the tree, On the wall. Neglected yet resplendent, Lord Shiva in his divine form. This was on the road I often passed, Eyes locked on traffic, honking horn, A flash of blue caught my eye, A Pahadi nose ring, And an enigmatic Mona Lisa smile. "And all the roads we have to walk are… Continue reading October Bytes#1 -The Wonder Wall
Bright, cheery yellow! That is how I remember the nondescript tea stall in the picturesque Himalayan foothills, by the side of the tall iron gates that lead to a sort of retreat. I was looking for the place that served the most 'divine lemon tea'. Was this it? Inside, it looked exactly like any other… Continue reading Stopping by a Tea Shop on a pleasant evening.
I confess, I am guilty of holding on to scraps and stuff. Sometimes I keep them for sentimental reasons but mostly for the kids if they ever wish to build a spaceship in the backyard. While my family despairs at my inability to deal with my hoarding syndrome, in a twist of fate I found… Continue reading Twisted
Tripura is a peaceful state in far East India with a laid back vibe. A wall flower among the North Eastern states so much so that the rest of the country vaguely nod at its existence. Well, Assam has its tea, Nagaland has the Hornbill Festival and Arunachal with its border squabbles with China draws… Continue reading Tripping through Tripura
Long time ago in a galaxy far away, Milky Way to be precise, lived a little girl who wanted to be a Jedi, like Luke Skywalker. She thought it was even better than being Superman. One could zoom across planets and galaxies in space ships with friends, meet odd-exotic creatures that populated those worlds. She… Continue reading Twinkle, twinkle, infinite stars…
I am in a train returning from Jaipur and this is all I can think of- elephants in Jaipur and not the usual camels associated with the desert state. Apparently I came across one on each day of my short visit, which is mind boggling in itself. I had hoped to see camels roaming the… Continue reading Going Elephantastic in Jaipur
My blog turned two early this year and I missed the notification completely, my head was in the clouds. My strategy, from telling myself that I'd publish every fortnight to publishing multiple times a month (wasn't going to argue with the muses whenever they decided to make their presence felt), I finally settled for at… Continue reading Turning Two and Forty Two