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The Great Wall and Time


The sun’s heat is scorching. We walk at a steady pace, completely awed.  We are at the Great Wall of China.  Before we reach the starting point, our guide briefs us about the Wall and its history, and loads us … Continue reading

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A Century-old tradition


Today is Vishu, our New Year. The specialty of this celebration is the way we ring-in the New Year. On new year’s eve, after the kids are asleep, elders in the family set-up an altar, whose centre-piece is a mirror. … Continue reading

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A feeling of timelessness – Siem Reap, Cambodia


We are in Siem Reap, Cambodia, drinking in the beauty of a thousand years.  As we ride on the tuk-tuk from one ancient temple to another, a feeling of timelessness grips me. The volcanic rocks that the temples are built from, … Continue reading

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