The Enchanting Trains

There is something magical about train journeys. The charm starts from the railway station itself. The moment you step inside a railway platform, you are ushered to the concept of secular India. You will find people from all walks of lives, all religions, caste and creed waiting patiently on platforms. Some sipping tea, some listeningContinue reading “The Enchanting Trains”

Jungle safari

It was a day well spent. A day spent in cradle of Mother nature. Pobitora is a wildlife sanctuary, around 30 kms from Guwahati. It is approximately one and a half hour drive by car. As you move away from the hustle and bustle of city, the simple small dhabas meet your eye, and temptContinue reading “Jungle safari”

Monkey Masti!

Hey I am Vanu. I am a monkey🐒. And all my life I have been spent around these homes and trees scavenging for food. My Nana has told me tales about a luscious thick forest🌳🌳 where he used to live and hide from top predators. Not any more! Here, I seem to be the topContinue reading “Monkey Masti!”

Soaking in the Sun

Soaking in the bliss. The most wonderful aspect of winters is basking in the Sun, with a cup of coffee and peanuts by your side. Taking in the glowing warmth, a million other indescribable sounds and pleasing your eyes with mindless gazing. Sun is the most positive affirmation on this Earth. When we feed ourContinue reading “Soaking in the Sun”

I love my country

I am Avyukt and this is my home, my country, my pride, my land. Filled with myriad of majestic mountains, flowing rivers and glorious sands. My country of Krishna and Buddha, Of Christ and Mohammed ,of Ram and Nanak. My holy land. Pious rivers flowing and blessings abound; In North – the Himalayas stand grand.Continue reading “I love my country”

Glory to thy Earth!

After days of bickering heat and sweltering humidity, comes the rapturous rain, announcing its arrival by thunderous clouds and filling my aching heart with ease and joy. I can now forget the numerous mindless chores and rest my mind and fall asleep soundly listening to the sweet lullaby of raindrops piter pater on my windowsill.Continue reading “Glory to thy Earth!”

What next?

What are you planning to do next? Where are you planning to go next? Which school for your boys? Now that you are finally settled, have you invested somewhere? How are you saving your money? When are you expecting? When are you getting married? When do you plan to invest? What shall be your specialtyContinue reading “What next?”

Simple pleasures of life!

The lock down has bought some silent solace to the otherwise streaming streets. There is a slow unhurried pace of life. We are all spending more time indoors. As a result, the outdoors are healing. And we are becoming resilient. Just like the way our wildlife is. I have always wondered at the remarkable grit,Continue reading “Simple pleasures of life!”

Gratitude

In times like these, when so little hope remains with gory portrayals and even more grim situations everywhere, there are still some things… actually quite a many precious little things that I am eternally grateful to All Almighty. Firstly, for a job which I love, where by thou blessings and thou wisdom, I am ableContinue reading “Gratitude”

The night, the rain, the solitude…

I admit to have an ardent love affair with rains. And when it rains at night, with the cool breeze caressing the earth, and the distant thunder laughing at intervals, it feels like ecstasy. The littering of lightning that brightens up my window for only a flash second is more than enough for me toContinue reading “The night, the rain, the solitude…”

Jai Mata Di

Mother epitomizes everything that is dear to us. Our ancestors worshipped Mother earth and all her creations. All our bountiful rivers are hailed as feminine incarnations and worshipped with reverence like Ma Ganga except the mighty Brahmaputra, the only male river of India. Mother nature nourishes us with her abundant glory. At times in fury,Continue reading “Jai Mata Di”

The only solution

One of my fondest memories of childhood is our annual visits to my pishi’s bari (home) in New Delhi. My pishi (bua, father’s sister) was a very steadfast Sai Baba devotee. There were numerous life like portraits of Baba at her home. She also had a very nice sculpture of him in the puja (worship)Continue reading “The only solution”

This is the time..

This is the time to be courageous, not reckless. This is the time to be responsible, and not let any misinformation get away. This is the time to Be sensible and not let your sanity run away (for 21 days atleast). This is the time to be understanding (of your maids and house helps) andContinue reading “This is the time..”

I love me

The winds play with the trees. The sun hugs the grass. Me and my soliloquy, Builds up a intimate trust. A trust with the moon, the stars, the Sun, the sky. Who promise to never leave us and always stand by. The earth invites me to rest my head. Lay my head down and relax.Continue reading “I love me”