Angkor Wat : Lost & Found.

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I briefly had a new found interest in Hindu mythology reading Devdutt Pattanaik cover to cover, books after books  till I was 'myth-ed' out. The artistically accomplished author broke a new ground with a genre that until now was exclusively a subject matter of somniferous tele series or grand parents. His skilful illustrations were a major success in keeping me from falling asleep facedown between the pages of such books. They brought back a self left behind. One that buried its nose in lots of … [Continue reading...]

Cambodia : Last Sunrise at Angkor Wat.

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" Have cash - 'dollahs ?" asked the unabashed immigration officer on arriving at Siem Reap airport despite having a visa that had been paid for. Such was the expression of shock on our face that it looked as if we didn't hear a word! Fortunately, that worked in our favour and that's how we got welcomed to Cambodia. The gleaming floors of 'just done' airport were yet to be opacified by the suitcase wheels constantly running in and out of it. Practically store-less, non symbolic and nascent … [Continue reading...]

Portugal: All over Oporto!

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Hello there! Picking up the thread left untied in the last post from Lisbon. In between lies the journey to two continents and a social experiment that’ll someday find a place here. But right now I want to take this long pending travelogue to a finish line. So there we were, not thoroughly pleased with […]

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Spring in a sweater!

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It is still snowing in Switzerland! And I can’t help but be distracted by it, all in a good way. Snow makes me wildest excited. I can stand by the window, my nose against the frosty glass and loose myself to the sight of a cloud crushed and seasoned over this hinterland without a track […]

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Lisbon : Looking for a Point of View.

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Due homage paid to Lisbon’s most important landmarks what naturally fitted into the agenda for Day-2 was more hope, less sun, some tram rides, a pop into some artsy neighbourhoods and finding those picture perfect miradouros – one such view point that could change our day old point of view.   One of the many […]

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Portugal: Lisbon. Exploring the land of Explorers.

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  It’s been a year and half since we flew out of Portugal (to our relief & hopefully for the last time) on a very inhospitable TAP Portugal flight. Sorry Portugal! But gotta call a ♠ a ♠. I remember a few moments and montages more lucidly than others. I remember being hot and dehydrated […]

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A year that was. A Throwback to 2015.

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Hello there! A fantastic 2016 to you. First of all, let me tell you how relieved I feel to be able to get this post out in January itself! While new year is about doing new things (at least that’s how it begins, new promises, crisp new calendar (0h! if you’re still using them), new […]

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A Running Adventure by Lake Geneva!

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I’ve lived in Switzerland for three whole years and just two days over two months now. Oui, that’s a decent time. Far from calling it an elephantine memory (although that would be great to have) but let’s say it is distinct. Perhaps, because of an automated long running function of re-running and re-telling of things, […]

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A Big Fat Indian Wedding!

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A Big Warm ‘Welcome Back’ Hello! A quick fill in? While tendonitis kept me from happily tapping away my sojourns, it did not keep me from making them 🙂 While I travelled to some new places and saw some old ones in a new light, I also ruminated on our wedding celebrations as we celebrated […]

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Alpine Diary: Gruyères – More than cheese to the name!

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This is a short note on a short trip taken two years back. It was a partly cloudy and totally vacant sunday morning when we hopped on a train to Gruyères – a small medieval town near Fribourg in Switzerland that still stays true to its character down the centuries. Well, you must associate the […]

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