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2015 – What a Year !!!
Travel

2015 – What a Year !!!

As 2015 draws to a close, and 2016 dawns over the horizon, it’s time to take a stock of the year gone by. 2015 has been a fabulous year for me and I thought I’d reminisce on the year gone by and the way ahead Travel This year had a […]

Meow from the Cat Cafe
Travel, Japan

Meow from the Cat Cafe

The small cat shaped toy sits on the mantle. The toy’s real life counterparts mill on the floor below, cheerfully stopping by fawning patrons. Flashbulbs go off, as the cute cats pose for photographs. Shinjuku-ku, is a bustling ward of Tokyo. Home to the busiest railway station in the world, […]

The White Herons of Asakusa
Travel, Japan

The White Herons of Asakusa

The subway station of Asakusa has this lovely mosaic of a white heron parading through the streets of Asakusa. I ventured into Asakusa to see if I could spot these dancing white herons during the annual Culture Day parade. I am in Asakusa, a part of what is now old […]

Jimbocho
Travel, Japan

The Charming Book Town of Tokyo

This week we take a walk down through an unusual side street of Tokyo – a charming book town right in the heart of Central Tokyo !!!  Books and me, we are old friends. I’ve spent many a weekend rummaging through the second hand books on sale on the pavements near […]

A walk among the flowers
Travel, India, Maharashtra

A walk among the flowers

Clouds covered the trail in the distance, as the path vanished into nothingness. On both sides of the path there were hundreds of little purple blooms, adding color to the greyness. I am in Kaas, the poetically named “Plateau of Flowers”. Walking in the clouds, I begin to think that […]

The Lost Mansion of Goa
Travel, Art, India, Goa

The Lost Mansion of Goa

We are searching for the Menezes Braganza Pereira house, an old colonial mansion in Chandor, Goa. Home to exquisite handicrafts dating to over 350 years, the house is apparently a sight to behold. Let’s see what we find here. We were navigating through the narrow by-lanes of rural Goa, when […]