Monthly Archives: October 2015

Of Bird Watching and Halloween


Just got back after a long day at the local bird park. It was a hot and humid day, but we did see some lovely and exotic birds. We walked around the park taking in all the sites and sounds … Continue reading

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Moments of nothingness


The week’s craziness has abated, though not completely. This is the Indian festival season. Navratri’s barely over, and we are already barrelling towards Deepavali. After many days, this morning I got a few minutes to sit on my living room … Continue reading

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Marriage in a Coffee Mug


In the early days of our marriage, my husband and I went out one evening to a home exhibition and sale, as we were setting up our new home, and wanted to buy stuff for the house. There was a … Continue reading

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The Rebellious Camel


This whole weekend was spent in putting away my Golu dolls, till I take them down again, for next year’s festival.  As I wrapped each one of them carefully, my eye fell on a camel doll that I had picked … Continue reading

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My Doll Display – Part 4


Today’s featured dolls are from The Masai Maara Tribe in Kenya, Africa, from our trip there. We visited the Masai Village on our trip to Kenya, a couple of years back.  These dolls are from there. We spent a fascinating … Continue reading

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My Doll Display – Part 3


Today’s featured dolls are the Tanjavur Dolls, so called, as they are made in Tanjavur. Tanjavur is one of the oldest cities in South India. The city boasts some of the best temple architecture in the country, built during the … Continue reading

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My Doll Display – Part 2


This is in continuation to my earlier post. I would like to share with you all, stories about some of my favourite doll sets from my Golu. The first set is called the Narikuravan-Narikurathi set. These dolls are an ode … Continue reading

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Welcome to my Golu (Doll display)


The last week has been so crazy, in a wonderfully beautiful way, as we celebrate one of the nicest festivals in India – Navratri. Navratri means ‘nine nights’. While there is a lot of spiritual meaning to this festival, these … Continue reading

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Of bookmarks and growing up


I love bookmarks as much as I love books. I have a whole collection of different bookmarks, from different parts of the world. One of my favourites is from the Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands.  I bought it from … Continue reading

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Switch on – Switch off


Recently, one of my friends moved to a new apartment. Her apartment was on the fourteenth floor. Another mutual friend lives about half a kilometer from this friend’s house. Her home is also on the fourteenth floor. When they each … Continue reading

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