A river cruise through mangroves

“Travel.. It’s the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

I was just looking for quotes related to travel which would come close to the way I feel after the trip to Sunderbans and this is the quote that provides full justice to it. It has been over a week that we started the journey and the taste of it still lingers on, like the taste of a well-baked cake. I have been trying to write a blog post on it since I returned, but I have not been able to till now, partly because I wanted to be perfect and truly reflect the impact it had on me and partly because I have been hard pressed for time. Well, here goes.. Continue reading

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Lakshmi – a debatable short film

‘Lakshmi’ is a Tamil short film that has garnered a lot of attention lately. At the time of writing this article, all the attention seems to have died down and I am quite surprised at myself as to how I missed this raging controversy. It was my husband who asked me to watch this short film and asked my opinion on this. I watched it without any preconceived notions. It was only after watching it that I guessed it would have ended up as a hot topic everywhere.

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Cherish

It is that time of the year when we are finally hit by the fact that we are at the end of yet another year and go, ‘Omg! Just one more week of 2017! Can you believe it? The year went by so fast!’ And we slowly, look back at the year that went by with either happiness, sadness, satisfaction, gratitude, relief or a mix of everything. And we look forward to another new year with either hope, determination, fear, courage or a little bit of everything.

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Always

Harry Potter – the one book that has been an integral part of my childhood and I must accept, my adulthood as well. It is only fair that I dedicate a post in this blog to the phenomena that it was and it still is. I got introduced to the book series by my brother who is as much of a bookworm as I am, if not more. ‘The Boy Who Lived’ – the first four words that I read and the words that will stay in some corner of my subconscious forever. Continue reading

Then and now

The Bachelor of Arts is a novel by RK Narayan, one of the most celebrated Indian authors of all time. It chronicles the life of a young man who lives in the fictional town of Malgudi in South India in the 1930s. Being a person who is always fascinated by things new and old, just basically different from what I am used to, I subconsciously compare the life as I know it and the life that I read about in books. I guess that probably explains my interest in fantasy novels and the like. As I started reading this book, that is what I did again. I started comparing the life that we lead now to the life in the 1930s and even though the setting and the societal expectations were different, the essence of it seems to remain the same. Continue reading

A thank you note.

I recently came across a post that showcased five articles related to grief. Five people, who had lost their loved ones, had written these articles to cope with their loss. There are many a time that I have thought of writing something on those lines. Times when I have reached an emotional peak and felt I just needed to get it out, but I couldn’t. It becomes too personal and I could never bring myself to attempt it. So, I thought, why not write something for the people who were with me during those difficult times and helped me cope.

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