Chasing Spring

Hello peepools! How you doin? Better, one hopes, now that spring is in the air and summer is hot at our heels. In Delhi, this is probably the best time of the year – flowers blooming, the skyline dotted with flame of the forest. Delhites, take a moment, to look at the horizon while you travel to work or go back home – you can’t miss the red blooms that pop up from the most unexpected and drab buildings. Trust me, it’s not a sight to be missed.

Every year, Delhi just seems to burst into a riot of color almost overnight. This year I was determined to stalk it – almost missed it, but managed to catch the tail of the fire. Have a look.

February 27, 2016
March 4, 2016


March 7, 2016

Looking awesome isn’t it? But then look what happened today!

March 14, 2016


Back to dull and dreary. A unseasonal storm blew away the colors of spring too 😦

But never mind, spring will come again 🙂

What about your place? Anything special going on over there? Like to share something? Come on say something – anything. Feels rather awkward – to be the only one blabbering on and on 😀

Oh well, here I go again – Chapter 43 but before that let Calvin fill in the awkward silence shall we?

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Thought for the day

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland
And I wait in a fever of impatience.
Edit: Btw, hope you didnt miss the mango blossoms? Yummmm 😉

On Top of the World

Yohoo friends! I am back thumbs up Anyone miss me? sighNever mind. Anyway, I had a blast catching up with friends – school friends whom I met after decades! partyI could tell you the exact number of decades, years, months and perhaps even days, but then that would be telling ehsmug

Suffice to say I was on the top of the world – literally and figuratively. Have a look:-

It was a truly exhilarating and picturesque ride through the clouds. Sighhh…ah well, nothing lasts forever right? Besides all good things come to an end so that we may go on to experience better things!

So now that we are back on terra firma lets see what been happening on Rajaniland shall we? Here’s Chapter 34 but before then, a look at Calvin.


Thought for the day:

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all — he's walking on them. ~Leonard Louis Levinson

Sorry, couldn’t resist a few more :)-

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back :- Anonymous
A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative. ~Anonymous
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~Chauncey Mitchell Depew
In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. ~Daniel L. Reardon
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~Havelock Ellis.

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Have a super week ahead and talk to you on Wednesday 🙂


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Chennai’s Nature

The campus of IIT Madras adjoining the Guindy national park is a must see.

More Glimpses of Jaipur


The Maharaja (sorry forgot which one) only used Ganga jal for drinking and bathing purposes. This is a pure silver kalash weighing 340 kgs which held the Ganga jal for his personal use. When the Maharaja decided to visit the UK, two of these (filled with Ganga jal) were shipped to the UK.

Puppets ready to rock and burn the dance floor

Glimpses of Jaipur

View from the imposing Amer Fort overlooking the Aravalli range
Amer Fort
I had forgotten how blue the sky can be
Caught a kite or two


Jal  Mahal


Jantar Mantar
Our welcome committee at the Amber Fort
Welcome committee goes into deep introspection