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  • Sponsored Posts,  Travel Footnotes

    Getting to the belly of Delhi

    Thinking about Delhi evokes an image that is fascinating, exasperating and chaotic all at the same time. The frenetic pace at which the city moves could be mind boggling. But it takes a second more to discover a picture of lot redeeming aspects of this ancient city. Steeped in historical legacy, ruins of ancient architecture peeking out through the streets, colonial designs, string of sights and attractions you will be surely left asking for more as your explore this timeless city. You need a significant amount of time while travelling through this ancient attraction to soak in all that it has to offer. The trump card of Delhi is that it is known…

  • Parenting

    Joys of Monsoon Robbed?

    “Hey it’s raining”, I announced to my kiddo. “It’s time to splash and have some fun, because monsoons are joyous times and makes childhood memorable. We love the smell of wet mud, and sail paper boats in water puddles. Or maybe we could play football in the rain. How about sharing that single umbrella and taking a walk down the lane, jumping into every puddle we comes across? Let’s spot a rainbow as the sun peeps through the clouds or step outside to open our arms and dance with glee. Its monsoon time and let’s be silly and do childish things.” Alas, this is all nothing but wishful thinking!!!! Come monsoons,…

  • World Around Me

    Under His Umbrella, Life Goes On #AtoZChallenge

    Under his umbrella we all live. Seasons and our lives are so similar. It’s blazing hot in Delhi. The temperatures are soaring and the sun shines down on us fiercely. As I walked down the street, the hot afternoon wind blows across my face. I am parched and I crave for those few precious drops of water. I am drained and tired. How I miss the seasons gone by- of spring and winter. Aren’t our lives so similar to the seasons? Sometimes I wonder if the seasons are out there to tell us something. Life has phases just like seasons. Spring reflects the days in life when we can afford…

  • World Around Me

    What's With The Saliva, I Say?

    I have often wondered what makes people spit in public places. Why is it is so difficult for people to keep those few extra milli-litres of saliva within themselves? It’s a mystery that has baffled me… This morning as I drove from upscale Chanakyapuri to Gurgaon Sector 29, my eyes witnessed the woeful habit on the streets of Delhi. From the red- stained teeth “pan” eaters to elegantly dressed english speaking individuals, the habit of spitting seems to be commonly prevalent.  And if you thought this habit is restricted to the lower income group, well, you sure need to think again. A middle aged lady dressed in what seemed to be clothes bought from an…