A cleaner Diwali

We had gone to Ahmedabad this year for Diwali to visit my parents. And after a gap of almost five years, my brother came down from Kuala Lumpur to celebrate with us. This year, whether we had celebrated here in Bhopal or anywhere else, my elder daughter insisted that there be no fire-crackers or fire-works. […]

Rakhis in the digital age

My only sister lives in New Jersey and she has two sons. Come Rakhi time, my daughters send Rakhis to their brothers in US and my sister sends her Rakhi to me. Unfortunately our postal system manages to misplace both sets of Rakhis each and every time. Never, in all the years of exchanging Rakhis […]

Monsoon flora fauna

Apparently the theme that I’ve set up for this blog works better if I have a few pictures speckled across the entry adding color and space to an otherwise black and white reflection. But since I am not a professional photographer the photos I take often have no relation to the blog entries I make […]

NCC Camp at Pachmarhi

My elder daughter’s NCC battalion will be going to Pachmarhi this summer. Pachmarhi is a remote hill-station less than two hundred kilometres east from Bhopal by road. Its one of the closest weekend getaways from here and its common to see hoards of Bhopalis enjoying a few days off from the blistering heat of the […]

Bhojpur temple trip

There’s an ancient temple about thirty kilometers from here known as Bhojpur temple. I have visited the temple several times in the past since its one of the closest ancient temples from Bhopal and the area around it has been meticulously developed by our tourism department. Its a great place for a quick outing. There […]

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