Tag Archives: India

Graceful

It was a warm sunny afternoon in May when I visited this temple as part of our one-day tour of the popular spots in Bhubaneshwar. We had to remove our footwear before entering the temple premises. I limped around with … Continue reading

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Female Friendship in Indian Cinema

Women friendship as a central theme has been barely seen in the silver screen. Before Aisha, Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched happened, when was the last time Bollywood actually depicted women and their relationship in the centerfold? I sat thinking … Continue reading

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My Outer Layer

  The place where I come from is known for its hot humid climate. Its situated in the south western coast of India. The temperatures reach a high of 42Β°C during the summers. Cotton – the fabric that allows the … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Old Post

The sight of swaying white kaash flowers,Β theΒ rhythmic beats of dhak, the voice of Pankaj Mullick chanting Mahishasurmardini, the resplendent face of the Goddess surrounded by her children – though the dates and years on the calendar has changed, these images … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

The union government of India recently passed a bill stating that henceforth the airports will be named after the cities they are built in. Quite a few of the country’s airports are currently named after national leaders namely Kolkata’s Netaji … Continue reading

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A Bookworm’s Teenage Idol

I hate to admit but I have truly fallen short on my reading habit. Growing up I spent most of my waking hours with my nose buried in a book. Every morning my mother chided me for bringing a book … Continue reading

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Heavy on Salt

“The dal was heavy on salt.”, he declared as soon as he walked in to the house. Back from office, he set down the grey and black backpack on the floor, proceeded to sit on the chair lined next to … Continue reading

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