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A bad arranged marriage is a trap for a bride 9

Bad Arranged Marriage

Isn’t a bad arranged marriage just like the passage quoted in this post? I asked readers a question here and now I return to the answers that were a provocation to the writing from...

My mother and youngest daughter, Nayantara with me at Satpura, Madhya Pradesh Be bold for change 22

Be bold for change

How do you see today, 8th March with the theme be bold for change? I’d like to celebrate what it means to me, to be a woman in the company of other women. Women who trek,...

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That ain’t love

This lovely song, with the refrain, That ain’t love, will make you laugh and lighten your dark thoughts about love, being an older woman in India who’s divorced, who thinks about love sometimes but...

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Trying to unravel

Attempt to unravel this little puzzle “There was a fireplace in the living room. I used to sit in front of it, with Richard, the light flickering on us, and on our glasses, each...

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The Dresser – back of the drawer #WEPFF

There it stood. The first thing you saw as you entered our bedroom. A dark wood dresser with old-fashioned knobs and curlicues, a moss green pond of a mirror unable to reflect my face....

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Reader, do you write? #IWSGFeb2017

Reader-write How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader. As I read Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings I noticed that I was enjoying the book at two levels.  I...

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Should you really? yeahwrite#303nonfiction

You Should “I need a new profile pic for my Facebook,” she said, smiling sweetly and persuasively. “The last one is also one that you took.” There it came again – the request for...

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Ghost of Jaipur Lit Fest Past

The Ghost of Jaipur Lit Fest past nudges me as the world and her sister heads towards the Jaipur Literature Festival this weekend. So why have I not headed over to Jaipur on Friday evening as...

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Strolling around Binsar

As you can see in the photos taken in the course of our strolling around Binsar the ground is brown and dry, a far call from the lush green that recalls moss and moist...

Pink peaks reward the long travel to Binsar Eco camp 2

Traveling to Binsar Ecocamp

Getting to Binsar Ecocamp Happy New Year readers! We’re well into the New Year though and in case you’re wondering where I’ve been (just in case) I was travelling for the New Year. I’ll...

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