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Raanu and the roses

Winter nights might get cold in Bhopal, but that doesn’t stop the roses from blooming. There were roses everywhere when we arrived in December, except in our own little front yard whose four rosebushes had just been deadheaded and were not ready to produce fresh blooms on demand. 933 more words

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Himalayan Monkey Munch Porridge

Here we have our Himalayan retreat breakfast of choice; filling, warming and packed with monkey flavas!!!  There are monkeys galore up here in Kasar Devi (Uttarakand) and they bother our banana stash daily.   1,016 more words

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Starfished: gender and space in fieldwork in India

In many meetings* with men during fieldwork, I was starfished. This is what I mean – the men I interviewed progressively expanded to fill up more and more of the common space. 472 more words

sunrise and sunset at the taj mahal

So you want to visit the Taj Mahal? Well of course you do! Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the beautiful tomb in memory of his beloved third wife Mumtaz Mahal. 369 more words

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We will meet one Day ...

When talking about India of my dreams.
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Where every women could walk on streets freely at midnight .

Where every one is peaceful enough that they are not peeking into others business. 103 more words

Becoming Rooted in Flight: Or, Why I Decided to Stay

India has two aspects –
in one she is the householder, in the other a wandering ascetic.

The former refuses to budge from the cosy nook, 879 more words

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5 things I discovered on my first trip on my own across South India

  1. I discovered that I was a ‘backpacker’, I of course knew the word before, but I didn’t realize I was one, till a fellow traveler in Kochi pointed out that I was a backpacker, perhaps even a hippie (not sure how I feel about that though).
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