Monthly Archives: August 2015

# Day 96 (Just ‘Serendipity’ this…)

The first time i came across that word was in a magazine article some decades back. What the article was about i don’t really recollect but i do remember that just reading the word and the way it sounded brought … Continue reading

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# Day 95 (That Kind of Day!)

Some days the daily-creative-routine you have set for yourself turns out to be much like the ‘stately pleasure dome’ in Coleridge’s famous poem “Kubla Khan”…a fragment interrupted! Half a dozen ideas fire up your imagination, snippets of sentences form squiggly … Continue reading

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# Day 94 (A Sacred Bond and more)

The Sanskrit term “Raksha Bandhan” translates to ‘a knot of protection’. Every year at the end of the lunar month of ‘shravan’ on full moon day this ancient festival is celebrated throughout our country as a symbol of the special … Continue reading

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# Day 93 (Community meals and traditional eating styles)

Every festival, every celebration, even every life-event in our country requires a feast and often for an extended gathering of friends and family.Traditional dishes are cooked and often they are also eaten in the style of yore.When you take a … Continue reading

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# Day 92 (Of Ganesha and His Grace)

Om Shree Ganeshaya Namah (Salutations to you, O Ganesha!) It’s an invocation that has a very special place whenever a new endeavour is begun in our country. Ganesha the elephant-headed god is one of the most frequently encountered icons of … Continue reading

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# Day 91 (A salutation for a new dawn…)

Look to this day:  For it is life, the very life of life.  In its brief course  Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.  The bliss of growth,  The glory of action,  The splendour of achievement  Are but … Continue reading

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# Day 90 (The Joyous Sounds of Nature)

They call these waterfalls ‘Raula’…in the local mountain dialect that translates to ‘lots of noise’ And standing next to it, a thunderous roar greets you as the waters come crashing and tumbling down the mountain slopes. Yet the sound has a … Continue reading

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