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Ruchira Shukla
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In Defence of Sneakers
The one picture that will stay in my mind forever from Sonam and Anand Ahuja’s wedding is the groom serenading the bride at their reception wearing a nifty Sherwani paired with - hold your breath, Sneakers !  The sight of those sneakers brought a ray of hop...
In Defence of Sneakers
In Defence of Sneakers
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The Reluctant Gardener
Everyone in my family is born with a green thumb. My grandmother had this huge garden, one side of it dominated entirely by flowers and the other side with less ornamental but more practical things like chilies, spinach, carrot, cauliflower, tomato and othe...
The Reluctant Gardener
The Reluctant Gardener
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What to do when you need a Tissue in Japan
If there is one country that does things differently it’s Japan. Frankly, they hover between being weird and totally innovative. One of the most innovative things I have seen in Japan is Tissue Pack Marketing. Something as simple and as mundane as tissue pa...
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The work from home Chronicles
I hurt my knee a month back and instead of limping to work every morning, I decided to work from home. I saw it as a respite from the never ending commute and traffic and had lovely visions of myself simply rolling out of bed, padding over to my desk in paj...
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Japan's Summer Singing Sensations
One fine summer morning in Japan, just after sunrise, I
was woken up by a sound that can only be described as a cross between high
decibel screeching and a rasping sound. It reminded me of the worker who sit
outside buildings being constructed in India and ...
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The loo with the view
The only time I envy my fellow travelers of the opposite sex is when we need to use a loo while travelling in remote areas. The male members of the group discreetly retreat behind anything that half hides them while we female members run around looking for ...
The loo with the view
The loo with the view
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The one with elusive peacocks and angry bees
About a month back four of us decided to escape the Delhi heat by going off to the mountains for a few days. The fact that at this time the mountains are almost submerged under a deluge of rain didn’t deter us at all. Weeks of relentless rain and a few clou...
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Where History meets Spirituality - A Walk through Jama Masjid
As a lover of both history and architecture I have visited the Jama Masjid many times.  I have walked through it in the heat of a summer afternoon, with the red sand stone burning my feet. I have seen it on a winter evening, shrouded by the mist rising from...
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The Chattisgarh of Shamans and trances
The beauty of Chattisgarh lies not
only in its natural environs and its rich dense forest cover, but it also offers
you a fascinating study of anthropology, ancient customs and traditions. Thanks to technology seeping in
into even the remotest part of the c...
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The Chattisgarh of Deer Horn and tribal Dances
  I came out of the air conditioned Raipur airport into the harsh sun and had my first look at Chattisgarh. A black tar road, shimmering in the heat, veered away from the airport into a vast dry landscape. The vegetation was sparse, the few trees lining the...
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