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First Experience

I watch my niece’s first experiences with the world around her. She satiates her curiosity and completes her exploration of a new object with all 5 senses: look, touch, feel, smell and finally take it in her mouth to taste.

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“Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History” by Romila Thapar

I read this book for the book discussion of Delhi Heritage Walks and it was so fascinating that I finished reading in less than 2 days (about 200 pages). I have a fascination for history but this book is different

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“Cakes and Ale” by W. Somerset Maugham

Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? Act II Scene III Twelfth Night My discovery of Maugham is entwined with my discovery of College Street at Kolkatta and I can’t describe one

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The ‘In Bruges’ walking tour

Originally posted on abitofculture:
I can’t remember the last time I read a blog about Bruges that didn’t mention the black comedy ‘In Bruges’. So rather than just mention it, I thought I’d write a whole blog post on it.…

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“Samarkand” by Amin Malouf

Most of the historical fictions and translated books are badly written but this one is a total exception. This book is very well written. Also I discovered  only later that the book was written in French and was translated to

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Photo Prompt

Originally posted on The Heart of Writing:
Use this photo to write a story. Set a scene here, pick a particular shop or restaurant and begin a scene in there, create characters who are walking through these streets on a…

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The Joy of Writing Rediscovered

  In today’s world of ever-changing technology, I have doggedly stuck to the old ways and supported them: paintings/ sketches versus photographs, books versus kindle/ ipad, no phone versus the constant buzzing of mobile phones. It is not that I

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