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Seasons - Macchapuchare - Photographed by Kalpanaa Misra 7

Seasons – a poem and a photograph

Seasons Seasons fly past Golden showers of light Flame hued slivers of leaves Shiver With the slight welcome chill Of icy winds Blowing off remote peaks So distant, travelling over miles of Warm land...

This bird is definitely in the here and now. Reflecting at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. 5

Here and Now – Happiness isn’t far away

The past will always intrude on the present. I’m writing again after a gap caused by travel compounded with the exhilaration and togetherness engendered by family time. Writing is after all a solitary pursuit...

Rhine Knie Bridge, Dusseldorf

Rhine Promenade Dusseldorf

Greetings from Dusseldorf – a city that straddles the very broad river Rhine. I’ve been visiting this city almost every year for the last three decades. As often happens with a city or a...

Red splashed gardens

Gardens as connections

Gardens as connections Gardens are that in-between place Linking outsides and insides Connecting them Like lovers lace fingers To forget the reality of separateness. That place where shoots push up through the earth Flowers...

Daisy's heart shaped face - furry friends

Furry friends #Cherishedblogfest

I’m just back from the mountains and I’ve left my head and my heart there which means it’s exceedingly difficult to wrap my thoughts around anything. I’m writing this blog post with my kidneys....

Perfect fruit in 'perfect' packaging

Packaging – the bane of the environment

Would you prefer your tomatoes straight from the vendor on a cart who stops by your home or would you prefer them home delivered, slickly wrapped in cellophane and other packaging ? Packaged goods...

Is he really up there?

Is he really up there?

A Shiva temple in a village in Pauri district – unembellished and unadorned yet strangely attractive with it’s down to earth quality. I liked the idea of a photo of a temple instead of...

Edelweiss Tokio term plan

Factors to consider when buying a term plan

Decoding the jargon – term plan What is the meaning of term plan? If the person insured dies within the time frame specified by the policy his or her family is paid a fixed...

Students heading to France to Study

Heading to France to Study?

Exciting time for new students heading-to-France-to-Study Starting a new course is an exciting time in one’s life. If the new course of study is in another country the thrill is even greater. If you’re...

Keep Calm and write on

Insecure-no-longer – how feedback helped

No more Insecurity Insecure? Not anymore Insecure no longer Insecure-no-longer Writing is a solitary business that requires you to bare your inner self, exposing it to the public eye where insensitive people can be...

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