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Morning Glory

Auroville, Tamil NaduWhen the shimmering water shines away to glory, The day would, without a doubt, end without worry. To know more about the self sustainable township of Auroville and the detailed experience read the 4 parts series:A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 1)A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 2)A trip […]

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The moment of Realization

Reasons? There always were and will always be. Perhaps, these reasons keep us grounded. Don’t they? Successful men pray to retain their titles,A poor man tries to survive his daily battles, A privileged kid pleads for a PSP, A child in a slum dreams of a bicycle out of his reach, A student prays to […]

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Better Safe Than Sorry

“But wasn’t it five in the evening!” She managed an affirmative nod amidst her miserable sobs. I, for the first time in my life, had left the comforts I had often taken for granted. It was a new chapter in my life and the dreams, the fire to reach new heights and explore the unexplored […]

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Soul Stirring Sufi at Atta Galatta

After a lazy Saturday afternoon spent reading a travel magazine with a cup of coffee, it was time for some indulgence. The calendar on my phone flashed the ‘Sufi evening’ I had registered for in Atta Galatta, a bookstore with a unique concept. It hosts number of art and culture events catering to all age […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 4)

This is part 4 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” Douglas Adams. This trip to Auroville couldn’t have been defined in a better way. […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 3)

This is part 3 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1 and Part 2“Tourists don’t know where they have been, travelers don’t know where they are going” – Paul Theroux. We had booked the guest house for two days and were to drive to Mahabalipuram to explore the historic town […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 2)

This is part 2 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 1Our obsession with being occupied and surrounded by people all the time leaves us with a feeling of emptiness when all that reaches your ears are the sounds of the waves crashing the shore and the […]

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An Auroville experience (Day 1)

This is part 1 of a 4 part series titled ‘A trip that made a difference: Auroville’Click here for Part 2Hill stations are the most sought after holiday destinations during monsoons. Karnataka hill stations attract people from all the directions, making it a major tourist attraction. This was the sole reason a friend and I refrained […]

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Ford County: Book Review

Ford County, spanning 320 pages, is the first collection of short stories, set in Mississippi, by John Grisham. As you embark on this adventurous journey, you are introduced to the characters, which at first baffle you, but as you travel further, they start intriguing you, and by the time you reach the end, they sink […]