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King Henry 8th. and Anne Boleyn

Monday, April 16, 2012      4 comments

I am a History buff and since that was also the subject for my Masters I have a very deep interest in it.Besides being raised in the long shadow of the British Raj--even after India's Independence-----British History dominated our studies next ... Read more

A Way of Life!!

Friday, April 13, 2012      3 comments

We Indians live by the Vedas----Hinduism is more a way of Life than a Religion.I grew up in the Punjab and was influenced very early by the Arya Samaj Philosophy of Swami Dayanand. Therefore for me the connection with The Almighty rests in commu... Read more

Our Daughter Sayali

Thursday, April 12, 2012      7 comments

Sudhir and I have been very blessed in our daughters--both Lotta and Sayali.Today however I'm going to focus only on Sayali for Lotta's turn will come later---after the 24th. of April!!Nita's comment on my Blog about having a very loving and car... Read more

Castles Chepstowe and Cardiff

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      3 comments

The Ancient Main Doors of Chepstowe Castle--over 800 years old!!! ... Read more

Pictures of Castle Coche and Caerphilly Castle

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

Castle Coche The Caerphilly Castle Pictures Read more

Castles and Mountains of Pastoral Wales!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      3 comments

The Castle Coche The Easter Weekend saw us in Wales---a beautiful place to be in!!!The Coach took us past the pastoral beauty of the rolling Hills,Dales,Fields and Meadows o... Read more

Highlands View

Thursday, April 05, 2012      5 comments

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Scotland Pictures

Thursday, April 05, 2012      7 comments

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Thinking---About Everything and Nothing !!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

These last 3 Weeks have been very introspective----being by myself has made me sort out quite a few things which perhaps I wouldn't have back home--where I have been surrounded by other people constantly!!!!Back home in Mumbai there is very lit... Read more

Loch Ness--A Childhood Dream come True!!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      7 comments

I first got hooked on the Loch Ness "Monster" Nessie when I read about it in an old Issue of "The Reader's Digest"-----embellished by an old grainy Photograph--today called the "Surgeon's Photo"!!!I must have been about 5 or 6 years old then--an... Read more

The Lochs----The Glens--and The Bens--2!!!!

Monday, April 02, 2012      3 comments

After a light supper of bowls of delicious Soup Sayali and I retired to bed early---we had an early start the next day.The comfortable beds welcomed us as we sank into a deep dreamless sleep in my case---to resurface only at 6.30 a.m. after the ... Read more

The Lochs--The Glens--and The Bens in Scotland--1!!!

Monday, April 02, 2012      3 comments

"The Highlands is the land of Lochs,Glens and Bens----a Loch(Lokhh) is a Lake,a Glen is a Valley and a Ben is a Mountain!!!So Welcome ye all to the Lochs,Glens and Bens of The Highlands!!!"This was the welcome given to us by Brian our Tour Guide... Read more

The Double Decker Bus--and Me!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I set off by myself--armed with a superficial aura of Confidence---and my Oyster Card---to explore Shopping District by myself!!!I walked briskly to the Bus Stop about a 10 minute walk at my pace(I like to think that I'm pretty brisk!... Read more

A Walking Week End!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012      9 comments

Saturday was a beautiful Day--warm,sunny and balmy---perfect weather for Londoners!!!That day Sayali and I started out after Breakfast with a visit to the Post Office to pick up Sayali's parcel and after that the local Library to borrow some Bo... Read more

There's a Dull Ache in my Heart!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012      6 comments

"Ranjish hee sahi--Dil hee dukhaaney ke liye aa Aa phirsey mujhey chhodkey jaaney key liye aa" and "Aaj jaaney kee zidd naa karo Yoonhee pahlu mein baithey raho(2) Aaj jaaney kee zidd naa karo" The first one is a poignant lament---a... Read more


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