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Aravalli Biodiversity Park

STROLL AROUND DELHI   Mondays are good for many things. Working hard! Getting back into the rhythm! They’re also fantastic for reflecting on the weekend, specially if it was wonderful and relaxing. One of...

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Skywatch Friday

Just before dawn, December 2014 on the Langtang Valley Trail, at Rimche 2450 metres. I really enjoy participating in Skywatch Friday. If you would like to see some fabulous shots of skies, or even...

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Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

 King Henry VI laid the foundation stone for King’s College Chapel, Cambridge easily recognisable as it is one of the most iconic building’s in the world.  Here, the narrow walkway  that leads to the entrance to the...

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Photos of English Gardens

If you read my previous post, that was sadly photoless, you’ll understand the relevance of these photos. I’d talked about blue flowers in English gardens – both of which I love; the play of...

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Laksh kids in the monsoon rain

Ila, Nupur and children at Laksh They took out the baby umbrellas and leapt onto the swings She cooks for the kids and spreads good will The umbrellas brought on the rain They watched...

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Foretaste of Chicago Architecture Tour

The Wrigley Building – Chicago The chewing gum company’s corporate offices are located in this white terracotta clad building from 1922. With its distinctive clock tower its a wonderful gateway to the Magnificent Mile....

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Cloud End Forest Resort

Cloud End(click for link) Forest Resort set in 400 acres of Forest Estate, next to the Benog Hill Wild Life Sanctuary, 7000 ft above sea level is a peaceful and charming place to spend some...

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Monsoon Mountains

A short monsoon mountain trip to Mussoorie Seven hours from Delhi to Clouds End, by car and if you leave early enough to avoid the traffic traps of Ghaziabad, Moradabad and all the crowded...

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Solitude

“The cure for loneliness is solitude.” Marianne Moore “There is only one solitude, and it is vast, heavy, difficult to bear, and almost everyone has hours when he would gladly exchange it for any...

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Yoga: Good against Anger?

Reading about Anger Management Tips on Rewardme my thoughts turned to yoga, of course. Yoga’s stress relieving, peace inducing role is well documented and much talked about and we’ve all felt the change in ourselves...

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Yoga: Good for weight loss?

There’s a widely held belief that you can’t lose weight with yoga. This startled me when I first heard it. I’ve practised yoga since I was 20 and have quite an acceptable weight despite...

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Chandni Chowk

This photo captures some of the traffic chaos with a glimpse of the gates of the Red Fort. The fumes here were so noxious that I covered my mouth with a cloth. Just to...

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Collection of Chaos

Reviewing a book of poetry is not the easiest thing to do. All poetry is beautiful, and if you don’t find it so it’s only because you haven’t understood the particular rhythm of the...

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Reds in the Langtang Valley

I trekked through the stunningly beautiful Langtang Valley in December 2014 with my daughter and a lovely group of people under the well organised and perpetually good humoured guidance of Sujoy Das’s South Col Expeditions....

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Silver Separation

A story about a marriage that isn’t working is always interesting for me considering I’m constantly examining marriage and divorce, the causes for it and how it impacts everyone.  When I heard there’s a...