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Off-along-the rails in India

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The babies are asleep, and all of us are rocked in the huge cradle with them; back and forth we sway. On an unexpected jolt I catch the eye of the old lady who got on at Shkodra and we smile at each other. My friend who joined us at Clapham Junction has caught the […]

Freedom at 14,000 Feet in India

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After 6 hours of uphill driving, passing by one of the highest roads in the world, Chang La, Lina and I feel the air around Pangong Lake. A fortress of mountains around us acts like a bowl which seems to hold us gently and lay us softly on the mildly meandering lake. This is the […]

Silence of the Rivers, Allahabad, India

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Silence of the Rivers……Allahabad The cool trickling sand between my toes, the muddy Ganges tentative steps towards the twirling frisky Yamuna, the orange-robed Sun take its evening dip in the serene, muddy waters of the Ganges, to disappear into the horizon. Scenes photocopied over time as I stood ankle deep at the confluence of the […]

Chasing the Sunset in India

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“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high…” – Opening line of the famous Poem ‘Where the mind is without fear’ by Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore. Since, the subject to highlight here is “A Place That Allows You to Feel Free”, I have to say that it is slightly difficult for […]

Vrindavan: Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Vrindavan: Home Is Where The Heart Is ‘An Ordinary soul merely dreams but an extraordinary soul rebels to make dream come true’. It is no quote but reflects my own philosophy. Who says life is unfair? Destiny bestows opportunity to everyone. Few grab it & transform their lives. Few just ignore it. How Longing Begins […]

Find Freedom! Tell Your Story

Where do you find FREEDOM? Share your story in the WSGT Independence Travel Writing Contest Thank you to the winners and all the participants in the Inspiration Travel Writing Contest. Thank you for reading, commenting and being in our community! I hope you will be inspired to join in our Summer 2014 Independence Writing Contest! The entries so […]

Where do you drink yours?

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The coffee is from the Taiwanese bubble tea stall. Served in a super size plastic cup, pushed forwards by the smiliest server before he retreats back into the throng of waving receipts. Twenty-four Hong Kong dollars- almost the same price as my shrimp noodle lunch. Half luxury, half necessity- I am too tired to indulge […]

Namaste India

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After vowing that we would be on full alert, all systems go, eyes peeled and ears cocked, money changed, visas opened and as on guard and vigilant as we could possibly appear- Delhi airport was nowhere near as scary, hectic or confusing as we were incessantly warned it would be. In fact, it was one […]

Nights In? Not in Hong Kong!

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Nights In? Not in Hong Kong! I have never been a massive fan of the ‘nice night in’. Like many things, I think the idea of an evening on the sofa with the TV on is a lot nicer than the actual reality of it. Sure, when you’re exhausted or stressed or fed up of […]

Dance of the Dawn on the Ganges, India

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He is pleased to see me. From the toothy grin that melts across his weathered face and the way he clasps his hands together in front of his heart before opening his arms to welcome me, that much is clear. I smile back, delighting for the umpteenth time in the so-called language barrier between us, […]