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Heroes of Trikkaipetta

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad trip

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad tripBeginning with a honeymoon trip, continuing with popular destinations such as Nainital, Khajuraho, Munnar and likes, travel acquired another meaning of “going to live and experience life differently” in addition to its earlier meaning of “going to see something”. This change has been a major deciding factor to finalize travel plans since long. Of course I do not have a complete freedom, as kids have their own likes and […]

कैसे बना मोर राष्ट्रीय पक्षी

मोर की खूबसूरती पर हम सभी फ़िदा हैं. मोर के राष्ट्रीय पक्षी होने पर हमें नाज़ है. उसके सुनहरी हरे नीले पंख, राजसी कलगी, सुराहीदार गर्दन, चमकता नीला वर्ण, और उस पर पंख फैला कर, घूम घूम कर, थिरक थिरक कर, रुक रुक कर नाचना। फिर उसके कनेक्शन भी बड़े ही महत्वपूर्ण हैं हमारे मानस में- कृष्ण मुकुट में , कार्तिकेय का वाहन, शक्ति के एक रूप- कुमारी देवी का वाहन, इन्द्र देव का रक्षक। लिखने को तो और भी […]

Kareri Lake Trek with Kids: Prologue

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsMcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh has all that Himachal offers; scented air, blue skies, white peaks, tall trees but it is heavily touristy as well. His holiness Dalai Lama also calls it home and you get a heady cocktail of people. Everywhere. To make it off beat or to say customise it to our palate was not that difficult. We threw some ancient ruins and a high […]

Spoilt for choices at Chambal National Sanctuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chambal National Santuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chambal National Santuary“It is not a season for Chambal. The best season to be there is from October to March when migratory birds make it their winter home. All the migratory birds have, well, migrated. Mugger crocodile and Gharial only are not alluring enough for me to make a trip. ” Reasoned Manish, my husband. “I know. But there will be resident birds and I want to see our National […]

Sacred Groves of Meghalaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya“Mumma! Can we take this Basket to our home and plant it there? It will not take much space and we will play ‘basket leaf’ there.” “No dear. It is a sacred forest. You are not allowed to take anything outside; not even a dried twig, not a single dried leaf,nothing at all that belongs to this forest. But you can play for some more time.”

Thousand Petaled Lotus in Ranakpur Temple

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur“Come said the muse, sing me a song no poet has yet chanted, Sing me the universal. In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection. By every life a share or more or less, None born but it is born, conceal’d or unconcealed the seed is.” Walt Whitman Lotus – the principal seat […]