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Free writing Put pen to paper. Set a timer and scrawling, without allowing the tip of the pen to leave the page before the timer goes off. A small skipping motion from one word to the next is permissible – after all your writing has to be legible – at…
Free writing - where you get into a meditative state for a set period of time while allowing your pen to write whatever it wants to about the topic at hand.
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The legendary beauty of the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh calls me despite the difficulties of getting there. The journey involves long drives on bumpy roads and it at an altitude of 1500 meters.  It’s a  World Heritage Site only because of its…
The legendary beauty of the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh calls me despite the difficulties of getting there. The journey involves long drives on bumpy roads and it at an altitude of 1500 meters. It’s...
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X is for Xeldem Congratulate me! I found a place beginning with X. It is Xeldem in Goa and it’s a mere 52 km from Panaji Taluk Name : Quepem District : South Goa State : Goa Language : Konkani and Marathi, Hindi, English & Portuguese Getting there Railway…
Xeldem is in Goa and is near enough to beaches, churches, shacks and other Goan delights to make a foray into a village interesting. Glad it begins with X.
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What is the Valley of Flowers? The Valley of Flowers is a national park in the Western Himalayas in the state of  Uttarakhand. It’s famous for its charming meadows of alpine flowers. Apart from the millions of flowers it’s lovely to walk through because…
A Valley of Flowers? What could be more exciting than wild flowers, glaciers, mountains and mist, gushing streams, hikes and tents? A fabulous place.
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Triund-Trek Come summer and I can think only of the mountains and how soon I can escape hot and dusty Delhi to the green foothills of the Himalayas where the outcrops of rock topped with ice piercing the sky seem much closer. I’ve been dreaming of…
Summer and the Himalayas call with their cool peaks and lush hillsides. Trekking in the clear air is another attraction. Triund-Trek, here I come.
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Great Rann of Kutch I’ve been longing to visit this white salt desert of the Rann of Kutch for a long time. It’s the world’s largest salt desert, measuring over 16,000 square kilometers. It is under water in the monsoon. For the remaining eight months…
The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh that makes for some stunning sights specially on a full moon night in the winter with it's vast white landscape.
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    “If a friend came to you looking for advice on starting a blog, what three pieces of advice would you give them?” is the question of the month. The answer to the Question of the Month I’ve just finished the A to Z Challenge which involved blogging…
The Question of the month is about the best advice for new bloggers. Responsible blogging, no niche blogging and lots of comments.
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Cinnamon trees, coffee plantations and oranges I’d like someone to bottle that fragrance for me. What I imagine to be the scent of Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station at 4970 ft in Salem District in the state of Tamil Nadu. The hills that house it are the…
The scent of Yercaud in Tamil Nadu promises to be cinnamon, coffee and orange flavoured. Reason enough to visit what looks like a pretty destination.
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Mount Tivi and Amur Falcons at Wokha The third largest town in the state of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima. It’s a land of beautiful mountain ranges and rivers, famous for its vibrant dances and folk songs. Mount Tivi is a much-loved hill near Wokha…
Wokha, Nagaland boasts a magic mountain and is a pit stop for the Amur Falcon that makes the longest migration any bird can make. There's also Naga culture.
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The main reason I want to visit Unnao Unnao, a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh has an all women administration since February 2016. Unnao is the headquarters of Unnao district in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is situated between Kanpur  and…
Reasons to visit Unnao include an all woman administration, a thousand kg of buried gold under an old fort and a bird sanctuary called Nawabganj.
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Satapada Satapada, which means Cluster of Seven Villages is a lake resort on the South Eastern part of the Chilka Lake in Orissa. Satapada is 50 km from Puri and is the point where the Chilka Lake pours into the Bay of Bengal. The Chilka Lake is Asia’s…
Satapada perches on the Chilka Lake very close to where it communes with the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the most amazing wetlands of the world.
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Where is Quilon Quilon (now Kollam) is an old seaport town on the Arabian Coast stands on the Ashtamudi Lake was the focal point of the Malabar’s spice trade for many centuries. The port seems to have been ruled  by  tolerant people because a number of…
Quilon, now Kollam is in Kerala and is home to fabulous beaches and the famous backwaters that make for such lovely cruises.
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