The forests are deep, impenetrable and intense. The guides walk you through the tell tale signs of beautiful beasts roaming around the swampy marshes. A pug mark here, a claw mark on the tree bark. Tree shapes that redefine geometry. Forests is akin to a grand old uncle telling you about symbiosis and relationships andContinue reading “Jungle safari”
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Sunday morning musings. Yet, children remain exuberant and boisterous. When the heartless Sun has sullied all your adult spirit and the humid stiff air has suffocated your adult desires. It leads me to ponder – were we all this dexterous to begin with? and slowly over the years as we accumulated more wisdom and poise,Continue reading “Musings..”
A failed adventure?
On my Twitter timeline someone some where mentioned a remarkable book of this century – Scott Adam’s How to succeed after failing for 1000 times. The book is about non-conventional ideas 💡 of success. I got interested as I am a genuine fan of his comic strip -Dilbert and I look forward to reading itContinue reading “A failed adventure?”
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”
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”
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 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!”
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”
Chronicles of a harried mother!
chronicles of a harried mother
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”
Happy Basant Panchami
How wonderful it is; To see colorful kites soaring in the clear blue sky, Kids laughing and rolling in the green grass, All harmoniously playing and praying along, To the wonderful Goddess of Knowledge, to our Mother Earth, I pay my obeisance. Happy Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja.
The winds whisper to me. The Sun rays fill me spontaneous energy. The butterflies, the bees. The ocean, the river, the trees. The dry leaves strewn across the greens. The rhapsodic melody. So divine, so heavenly. The shapes, the color palette of nature Is surreal and so true. I want to make the sky myContinue reading “Musings”