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Aroma of a bus

  “A” and I missed the train to Bir. As our rickety, rackety Maruti van taxi drew up at Old Delhi Railway Station twenty minutes late we hoped the train too was late. As...

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A dog named Ugly

Last night I sat under the stars in a garden between two six-storey buildings.  A patch of land called a ‘hinterhof’ in German, a shared space for  the inhabitants of the buildings. The evening...

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Shy about Networking?

smile (Photo credit: Sachiho) As a writer I don’t care much for networking. I’ve turned my nose up at it for a long time. Foolishly so because poetry needs patronage. It’s a given in...

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What’s your preferred yoga style?

Confused about all the different names for yoga floating around? This short guide may help you choose the best yoga class for you. Iyengar yoga  is great for learning the subtleties of correct alignment. Props...

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Dilli’s quirks

Feeling nostalgic for Delhi? Here are a few tongue in cheek posters that will remind you of some of the more annoying aspects of that city. Of course it’s funny when you’re far away...

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Eternal Life

 ” In life, nothing is more certain than the fact that one will some day die…and yet people turn away from this most certain of all things…without a perspective on death one cannot lead...

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Skywatch Friday, Berlin

I loved the way the treeline echoed the jagged edge of the clouds in a symphony of half remembered notes on a day so sad my chest hurts all the time. ” Watching a...

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Friendship is Unnecessary

Friendship in Uzbekistan (Sigismund von Dobschütz and his friend Sattor in Hayat Village, North Uzbekistan) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Reading about cancer or seeing it depicted in films one could be forgiven for believing that...

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Destructive Kindness

One of the things about divorce is that you take some time to take a good long hard look at yourself and come to a realization about yourself and why things didn’t work out....

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