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Unfurling the colours of Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai

  “Everyone wants happiness, No one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow, without a little Rain“ Well, what if you are embraced and protected from rain by a whole Umbrella village and are still shown a vibrant rainbow! It indeed would be wonderful, right? I exactly found something similar...

The Fascinating Case of Bottled Critters in Laos-Snake Wine

Disclaimer: I am not promoting the usage of Alcohol/Snake Wine or its consumption in any form through this post. This is just an account of my off-beat experience and an experience of a varied culture. Traveling and exploring new places is  a way of life for our family and I enjoy it...

A sneak peek into my Thailand Trip -Video

Back to Blogging 40 days of travelling with just some intermittent rest, traversing across Thailand and India from North to South is reason enough for me to start blogging again! Yes, finally, after a long hiatus found time to update my blog. Cognizance The realization of having not blogged all this while...

Hearing now and always,is now here- Cochlear!

“When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people” ~Helen Keller CochlearTM  – the global market leader in hearing solutions, is striving towards reviving the lost contacts of the hearing impaired children and the society, by bridging the gap between...

5 REASONS TO VISIT CHINA

  “ He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” ~ A Chinese Proverb  I have been so intrigued by China , its culture , its traditions , its magnificent monuments since childhood that I have nurtured a secret desire to visit this ‘Land of...

How I remained a Half Girl Friend

“I am sharing a Half relationship story at BlogAdda in association with #HalfGirlfriend” My first glimpse of him I clearly remember the day when I first saw him in the Summers of late 90’s. Hyderabad was famous for its blistering dry heat unlike its cool counterpart of Bangalore or humid Chennai, then. However, that...

A Name is a Name is a Name……

‘A Name is a name is a name’ and I strongly believe in this. Alright, I have modified the very famous quotation of ‘Rose is a rose is a rose’ by Gertrude Stein to suit my requirement. But, roses and names are not as simple as they are made out to...

Never Ending Musical Notes of the Singing Hills – Dainkund

I was composing the blog post on the mesmerizing Bhool Bhulaiyya of Lucknow, yesterday, and was reminded of our trek across the Singing Hills in Chamba. The path through the woods was haphazard, full of danger of getting lost and gave us a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the destination- yet it...

Memorable Labyrinth of Bada Imambara

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh , India- is synonymous with the Imambaras. I am a Hyderabadi and I always found a connect between the city of Nawabs-Lucknow and City of Nizams-Hyderabad. From the architecture to the cuisines, there is always a similarity between the two places.On our city trip...

The Varied Hues of Royal Rajasthan

Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched lands, scanty greenery, endless mirages with hamlets of mud houses, around scattered water bodies. Isn’t this the imagery one recollects upon hearing the word ‘desert’? Added to this imagery are the exquisite and exotic palaces of the royals, locals wearing colourful turbans...

Enchanting trek across DK

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you but because you can see the world.” I love escaping into the wilderness of the mountain ranges. The snow capped mountains of Himachal are very special. They humble me with their magnificence , reverberate positive vibes and engulf the wanderer in me...

Conquering the witches in the folklore of Dainkund- Himachal

Conquering the untameable is often seen as the will of the mightiest. And, this holds true when we hear the innumerable folklore that sing the praises of the Mighty, making them – immortal among the mortals. The mountains are always full of mystic folklore and the people here, have their own...

Braving the waters of River Ganga

Before you embark on this experience of mine, please do read Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh blogged under Letter A of #AtoZChallenge The canoeing , hiking and travelling the previous day, made us snore away to glory,until we were awakened by the camp staff the next morning, to have our Morning Tea/Coffee. Waking...

Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh!

Mountains have an endearing charm on we humans and I feel at peace when perched on the mountain ranges or surrounded by them. I clearly remember how entranced I was, on catching a glimpse of the green , holy river- gushing unabashed, blessing the land and people on her shore ,...

AtoZ Challenge – Theme Reveal

A land as ancient as the origin of Mother Earth , land of multiple religions, a potpourri of varied cultures and traditions and a juke-box of numerous languages and dialects. A land about which Mark Twain quoted: “…..the cradle of the human race , the birth place of human speech, the...

My find of the day – IGP.com

‘Birthdays and Gifts, go hand in hand’ without saying, in most of the households. However, cake as a birthday gift is often frowned upon especially in our family,  just because the general perception among the elders being -‘If it’s a cake then it ought to be made with eggs’! I was...

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates ‘Universities of the Future’

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India inaugurated an international conference themed “Universities of the Future: Knowledge Innovations and Responsibility’ ’at O. P.  Jindal Global University (JGU), on the 18th of March,2017. The 3-day conference hosted by the university was being held from 18-20th of March, 2017. I had the opportunity to be...

Ghungroo – The Sounds of Yore

                “Two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun”        ~ Stephen King The very first dinner theatre of Delhi is on the lines of the above thought. And this unique idea is named ‘Ghungroo – The Sounds of Yore’ What better than- a...

Adventures of the ‘Famous Two’

Story telling is the oldest form of education while imagination and creativity bring out the best in children. And the Colgate Packs encourage the same.Wondering, how? Well, read on….. The new ‘Colgate Family Packs’ have got three different sets of stories based on the theme of ‘Magical Space’ consisting of astronauts,...

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