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Mamallapuram–City of Temples

Previous It was our second day in the coastal town of Mamallapuram (aka Mahabalipuram) in Tamil Nadu, South India, and we had yet to explore its famous temples. The historical town of Mamallapuram has a collection of temples and other religious monuments, which have been quite unimaginatively labelled as the […]

My Writing Calendar

What with the work from home situation, getting a Kindle Unlimited subscritpion, and discovering new shows on Amazon Prime, I’ve been quite irregular in my writing. As a sort of motivational measure, I’ve decided to start a writing calendar. Nothing fancy. Just a table with notes-to-self and deadlines to sort […]

The Rasagullas

Somda arranged four rasagullas in a plate, fluffed up the sofa, and settled down to read a heavy, leather-bound book. Rajat watched these preparations from the doorway. His mouth watered. He had gulped down his share of the rasagullas as soon as the visitor who brought them had left. But […]

Sneaking out

We have been in the novel Coronavirus-induced lockdown for more than a month now. Most of us are fantasizing about the day we would be able to move around safely and legally. Meanwhile, what about those who are trying to sneak out during the Covid-19 lockdown? Copyright info All background […]

Kabhi Kabhi

Cheeku is our pet dog. From his expressions, it seems that he understands a lot and is trying to convey it to us. This is an attempt to capture what he wants to say. Most of the dog sketches have been hand-drawn, but a couple are from flaticon.com: Icon made […]

Year 2011 Trips

Prev The year started out with my husband deciding to quit a regular job and start freelancing. His aim was to be able to spend more time on travel, especially to the hills. He had always dreamed of moving to the hills and work from there. Unfortunately, our company didn’t […]

Year 2010 Trips

By the start of this year, I had settled down in my new company and made new friends. The new year seemed a good time to plan a trip with some of these new friends. After last year’s surfeit, we made fewer trips this year. Or possibly, I didn’t take […]

The Madras Crocodile Bank

Sequel to A Completely Unplanned Trip to Mamallapuram The second day at Mamallapuram turned out to be blazing hot. As we finished a leisurely breakfast at the Sea Breeze restaurant, rock gazing in that heat was ruled out by common consent. Instead, we opted to visit the Madras Crocodile Bank, […]