The Last Chance

The less time there remains in your life, the less you want to waste it. I and Ila strolled out of the Interior-Café not with second but the last chance of rekindling our long lost relationship. Atmospheric electricity sent mysterious squalls of frangipani and jasmine lingering in fragrant air pockets while it rained. I felt…

Here’s Why I Love Books

” I assure you , sir, Literature is a drug.” -George Borrow My love for books started as a kid. I clearly remember the days, I used to visit my grandfather in Delhi, and he would fondly introduce me with the books he believed I will enjoy reading. I come from a small town where…

Surviving Bereavement

” Although the world is so full of suffering , it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller Sustaining a severe bereavement whether it makes way into your happily led life through the end of a serious relationship or the demise of a loved one, can be super arduous and challenging….

 Quotes for the Music Lovers, by the Music Lovers

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.          – Aldous Huxley       2. Beethoven can write music, thank GOD – but he can do nothing else on earth.           – Lugwig van Beethoven       3. It is the best…

The Trek to Jilling Terraces

” There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” -Beverly Sills The above saying rightly explains the plight of trekking up to a place not accessible by any vehicle but your feet. For example take this stunningly beautiful 80 year old cottage Chestnut House, located at a height of 7000 ft in a lesser known,…

Of Spring Blossoms in Jilling

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.  -Rainer Maria Rilke The season of colors is here. And as the dark and gloomy winter months gave way to the brightest and most colorful Spring months, travelers from all across the world descend on Uttarakhand to enjoy its vivid colors. The nip of winter, the…

Chikankari – pride of the Lucknawi Culture

” There is a distinct timelessness to Lucknow – things have changed, yet, things have stayed as they are. Lucknawis are great patrons of art “. – Pandit Birju Maharaj , India – Moods & Memories Lucknow – widely popular as the city of Nawabs and once, as the capital of the vast and rich…

An Escape – Where forever begins

For the love of all things wonderful, here’s a little something to get your hearts racing. An Eco-tourism resort with all the frills to leave you awestruck. Cradled with the South Gola Himalayan range, Jilling Terraces is encircled by snowy peaks and cleaved by the silent trails carpeted with the magnificent Himalayan flora and gorgeous…

The Art of Puppetry – All Strings are Still Attached.

A puppet is one of the most remarkable and ingenious inventions of the man. It has been said that a puppet has to be more than his live counterpart for it is definitely the suggestive element that is more captivating and enduring in a puppet.   Ancient Hindu philosophers have paid the greatest tribute to…