Twenty twentyWhat a dent in this centuryGod’s wrath, Hell’s fury,We’ve had enough! Plenty! History repeats, a pandemicThe world frozen in lockdownA new virus, one with a crown,Heroes rose – caregivers and academics. Stranger things happenedMonkeys […]
The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of our favorite places. Opened to the public in 1972, It is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves. The Chicago […]
To feel like you don’t belong, I can’t imagine
To not be able to call a place home, there is no greater wrong
This year let us reach out, join the picket line
And ensure that everyone, does belong.
How did the heart, a muscle,
Get to be the icon of love?
Is it because above the city’s street bustle
When I see her, it flutters like a dove?
Part 1 The table at the center, enormous in its role that day One by one men and women took their place Striped suits, pencil skirts, black, navy and gray Their combined wealth of knowledge, […]
Let me take, “only a minute of your precious time”To take you back, to 1993I was “just an average ordinary everyday kid”When, in Sishya, the principal introduced him to me. Narmada house, blue uniforms in […]
Guest post by Shwetha Shrivatsa (Blogs at Stress to Soul) See all photos of Netherlands Amsterdam is known for cannabis and erotica but we recently did a PG-13 version. We stopped in Amsterdam on our […]
Like the forest, I will live and let live,
I will find my path, my purpose,
Take what I need, everything else I will give,
To all others, this ask I propose, in close; in prose.
Kolkata has always been a city with dual identities; a dirty city that isn’t worth visiting, a city trapped in dirt and a bygone era; or a regal city, a shining star that weaves the Indian cultural capital, a City of Joy with the British Raj thread. After two days in the city, my first visit, I am definitely leaning towards the latter definition but only by consciously overlooking the former. It is definitely a city that everyone should visit.
India is a diverse country. The diversity stretches in landscape from the highest mountains in the world to the backwaters of Kerala, in architecture from the tombs of Mughals to the gopurams of the Cholas, […]