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Turning every page...reading every chapter...Immersing myself in to the deep ocean of words..I was looking for someone..Some stranger from faraway places...But wherever I go I found her right before me..Every time smiling and asking,"Do you remember me ?"I was perplexed and said "No" and moved on..Image courtesy Google...
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  February 5, 2016, 10:15 am
Her thoughts flow in to the streams of linguistic disorders..Like a wild fall from the misty mountains..The two weird streams from the same origin aspiring to unite in an orderly channel..Forsaken and flake off,deceived by her own duality..The wild flow is insignificant in the infinite calm sea...Image courtesy Google...
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  January 8, 2016, 6:47 pm
Our next stop from Manikaran was Manali via Kullu..As we were already acquainted with the most interior and rural Himachal,(Sangla and Chitkul) Manali appeared to be a bit commercialized and crowded place when compared to those,nevertheless it was as awesome as any other place in Himachal with wonderful sceneries..The best thing about Manali is Bias river quietly flowing on one side of the road..Here we go with the pics..Manali main street..The most popular Hadimba temple...Man with Yak...Vashishta temple..This is the view from our cottage..Bias riverSome strange fruits called Persimmon fruits or Japani fruits..We had our dinners in Chopsticks restaurant during our stay..The Chinese food is ...
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  December 23, 2015, 11:06 am
We had been to Jhalori pass and Reckong Peo almost three years back but finally now I get to post about our travel experience..What to do !!! Lazy me.. We had stopped at Jhalori pass on our way to Manikaran via Karcham..It is known as one of the world's most spectacular and dangerous roads..Only those who are good behind the wheels can try this way and we were really lucky enough to have a skillful driver with us on this tour..I must say,it is the most adventurous ways traveled so far..We enjoyed this adventurous drive more than Rohtang pass..The drive through the narrow dangerous curves was a memorable one...Jalori Pass is at an elevation of 10,800 ft above sea level in the Kullu dt. o...
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  December 19, 2015, 9:42 am
Our next plan in our road trip was from Sangla Valley to Reckong Peo..We started from Sangla in the morning around 9.30 after finishing breakfast,I still remember the delicious garma garam Paranthas at  our Sangla stay..We reached Recong Peo in one and half hour..Reckong Peo,simply called 'Peo' by locals is headquarters of Kinnaur dt.,It is situated at a height of 2,290 mt..We spent few hours  hours in that beautiful little town and headed towards Rampur for our night stay..Rampur is just 98 km away from Reckong Peo and it took nearly 3 and half hours for us to reach there..We crossed  Shongtong Bridge,built on Sutlej at Raang on our way...From there it took nearly 2 hrs to re...
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  December 18, 2015, 11:19 am
On the way from Horanadu to Sringeri there is a Lord Shiva temple in Kalasa,known as Kalaseshwara temple..Kalasa is just 6 km away from Horanadu and is situated on the banks of Bhadra river in Chikmagalur dst...On the way to Sringeri there are few scenic places and wonderful  coffee plantations...Here we go with the pics, Coffee seeds...Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCoffee plantations..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe beauty of Western Ghats...Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaKalaseshwara templa,KalasaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  December 13, 2015, 12:21 am
When we reached Mangalore from Chennai,our pre-booked cab was ready for us...From there we set off towards Horanadu via Kudremukh at nearly 9.30 am...The distance was around 130 km by road..On the way,we visited Hanumangundi falls and Vasanadu temple(which is also Annapurneshwari temple)...The drive was joyful and comfortable as the roads were really good with lots of greenery on both sides..Kudremukh mountain range was an eye feast...In Horanadu we stayed in 'Bhadra Nivas' which is a temple accommodation with minimal charges...It was newly built and the rooms were very good and spacious..The temple was less crowded when we visited it..With nature..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A H...
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  December 12, 2015, 10:21 pm
The book starts with an introduction like,Saadat Hasan Manto wrote his own epitaph six months before he died..This is what he said:Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing.Under tons of earth he lies,still wondering who among the two is the greater short-story writer: God or he.Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThese lines clearly indicate the author's caliber as a short-story writer..Saadat Hasan Manto is known as the most celebrated author in Urdu although his writings are considered as obscene in those times..I was quite reluctant to write my reading experience about this work,as I know I couldn't justify my actual de...
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  December 8, 2015, 5:45 pm
A couple of weeks back it seems,I scribbled few lines like "What am I reading""...Yes after finishing this dirty and filthy read I couldn't help but questioning myself ""What the**** am I reading ?" Forgive me for writing this way,but this must be Bukowski effect for sure..And this is going to be my first and last read from this author..The other day I stumbled upon some of his impressive quotes on net and without a second thought I picked up his work..I'm used to picking up a book with blank impression for I feel getting to know the details always spoil the actual experience of reading..Image courtesy GoogleHowever I would always enjoy a book,either good or bad when it comes to reading,for ...
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  November 14, 2015, 11:50 pm
I believe climate always plays vital role in sight seeing..That too when it's a heavy rainy day and you are in a house,a one fifty years old one,in a village full of greenery all around,when you remember every word your grannies told you about their villages,their culture and their way of living...This is what happen to you when you visit Dakshinachitra Heritage museum situated in East Coast road (ECR),Chennai..This place mirrors the life style,architecture and cultural heritage of South Indian villages..There are several model houses of Andhra,Karnataka,Tamilandu and Kerala in this museum..Especially it's a must visit for metro people who crave for greenery and are so sick of the modern lif...
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  November 12, 2015, 5:03 pm
Earlier this month when I was browsing through my reading shelf,this book with the title 'Winter Journal' caught my eye..As the Indian winter is almost here I thought this would be the befitting title to read..This is my first book from this author,Paul Auster,about whom I learnt sometime back when I was looking for stuff on 'Existentialism',my new passion these days..Though Camus and Hesse introduced me to this very topic,Paul Auster's approach was a bit more simple and transparent when compared to their theories..The absurdity in Hesse and Camus seems somewhat intense,inapplicable to practicality where as Paul Auster's journal come with more feasible explanations.Image Courtesy GoogleIt's ...
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  November 3, 2015, 12:39 pm
Yesterday we had a wonderful experience of  Godavari Nitya Haarathi..It's a regular event conducted in Rajahmudry by govt.of Andhra Pradesh since Godavari Pushkaralu..Here I'm sharing few pics of that memorable experience..The sunset viewCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe golden tresses of GodavariCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  October 21, 2015, 4:13 pm
Image courtesy GoogleA says : Please do help me..People are so misunderstanding me these days..They only see what they want to see..I do care but spilling love on social media and PDAs are not really my scene..B says : Then show them exactly what you want them to see..Showing is alone important than doing..A says : Ohh,stop your usual nonsense..Would you just get me straight to the point..B says : Grow up girl,learn to sugarcoat your words first,It's not enough to have sincere  affections..Nowadays you must also shout it from the rooftops..A says : I keep my affections a private affair..B says : Here is the point..Oh dear,you should either throw your love on social media walls or to the...
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  October 19, 2015, 11:46 pm
Every individual on this planet has a unique approach towards life...Most of the times they clash when two people from entirely different perspectives on life live together under the same roof...The marriage of the wild and crazy artist Connie and the very ordinary and stable scientist Douglas is a complete mismatch though they fall in love with each other following the universal law,'The opposites attract'..But could love be the only ingredient required for a successful marriage ?..No,right ?..There are so many other factors that influence a relationship..Here at this very point,starts the story of Douglas and Connie and their only son Albie(or Egg-his nickname),the 'Us' family..Image court...
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  September 27, 2015, 7:37 pm
Image courtesy GoogleA says, You can not live like this..This is not a free world..After all you are part of this society.B says,Yes I'm...I'm not a Zombie to live alone..A says,But you've never been part of our society..B says, What do you mean by "being part of society" ? Allowing the society to have control over me ?? on my thoughts ? my life ?A says,Not control but ,you don't mingle with people easily..They say you are egoistic..B says,No I do..Perhaps they are not in my crowd..I'm a bit choosy..And whosoever branded me as an egoistic person must have attempted several times to get control over me and failed..A says,You must find happiness in people's company..B says,I'm happy by myself....
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  August 27, 2015, 11:53 am
After a long long time,I'm back here with my new reading experience..However,I'm tired of spilling my silly opinions on various topics and rigid preconceived notions and pseudo intellectual blabberings everywhere..Somehow,I got terribly bored with the verbal expressions of every damn experience..I know I know I've started again...:PLet me come to the point..I recently finished reading "You are not so smart" by David McRaney..This comes under nonfiction category,Yeah,after a long time I picked a book from this genre..No story to tell you here,but I would like to share few interesting lines from the book..Though I enjoyed the read,I skipped some experimental parts related to psychology..Here a...
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  August 25, 2015, 10:20 am
Gokarna means Cow's ear..It is one of the foremost holy places in India..The main temple's deity is Lord Siva who is worshiped as Gokarneshwara or Mahabaleswara..It is not only a temple town but also a holiday destination..The place looked fabulous with streets having shops on both sides and traditional brick houses..There are several beaches here and also as this place is nearby Goa,we saw many foreigners passing through the streets.Here are few pics taken during our visit to the temple,The entrance of the temple,Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaChariot in temple premises...Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe flowers for worshipingCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaA stall of Puja articles..Copyright...
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  June 23, 2015, 10:12 am
Kollur Mookambika temple also known as 'Shri Kshetram' is situated in the Udupi Disctrict of Karnataka..We started after lunch from Sringeri,nearly at 1.45 pm and reached Kollur at 4.30 pm..On the way there is a beautiful sunset point in the rain forest..Here are few pics taken while our visit to the temple.Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  June 23, 2015, 10:11 am
'An artist of the floating world' is written by Kazuo Ishiguro who was born in Nagasaki moved to England when he was five..This work has won Whitbread Prize..The story was set in Japan,a couple of years after world war II..It is the story of a retired famous artist  Masuji Ono..The novel is narrated by Ono himself where he describes about the conditions of Japan before and after war..With his wife and son killed in the war,he lives with his younger daughter Noriko..The elder daugher Setsuko was already married and she has a son named Ichiro and Noriko was yet to get married..Ono feels Noriko's engagement was cancelled as the boy's party were concerned about his past..He constantly sees ...
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  May 25, 2015, 9:57 am
Seems it's philosophy season for me..It's Camus work again..Albeit I made several attempts to stay away,I would easily drawn to this without much effort...Lately I was introduced to the concept of absurd philosophy by Hesse's Steppenwolf..Just a strange coincidence,I found a lot of similarities between these two concepts of Existentialism..Must say a timely read for me..In fact these kind of  reads take a huge toll on me..After finishing one such book,I could't make myself read any sort of lighter tone work for some time,perhaps it's due to lack of emphasis..Is it a sort of obsession ?..Or 'Crisis',might be the precise word !!! After staying in Hesse's world for a little while,I dared t...
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  May 18, 2015, 11:40 am
If I start reading a book I've got a habit of reading it fully whether it is good or bad..But some time back 'The Catcher in the rye' forced me to break that practice..Somehow,I was too impatient towards the narration..Now when I was reading 'The Absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian' I felt the narration was so similar to that book..But the difference here is,I loved this one..I remembered Oscar Wilde's quote somehow,"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”...The Author simply followed that rule in his semi-autobiographical work..Despite of many heartbreaking revelations,Author Sherman Alexie maintained the witty narration throughout the b...
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  May 4, 2015, 10:42 am
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  April 30, 2015, 3:52 pm
Absolutely brilliant..!!!Harry Haller notebooks found with a headline..""Not for every one ---  For mad people only"..For me,'Steppenwolf' is Hesse's second novel after 'Siddhartha'..The later was a haunting read,but after reading this,that work seems like a tiny tale..I picked up this book taking Siddhartha's lighter tone in to account,but it turned out to be absolutely complex and abstruse philosophy..Yes you heard me right,philosophy again..'Steppenwolf' was written by the German-Swiss Noble laureate,Hermann Hesse,who was immensely influenced by the mysticism of Eastern philosophy..Courtesy GoogleThis work is an autobiographical work of Hesse himself as the protagonist Harry Haller,a...
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  April 28, 2015, 11:53 am
The 2015 Folio award winning novel 'Family life' is the second novel after 'The obedient father' ,written by the Indo-American author Akhil Sharma..The autobiographical memoir,based upon his childhood experiences took nearly nine long years to complete.The story is narrated in the first person,by eight year old boy Ajay..It all starts in Delhi,when the two boys,Ajay(8) and his elder brother,Birju receive their visa for America.Image from GoogleThe Mishra family moves to America in the late seventies as America opened doors to immigration policy..The parents with high expectations,Mr.and Mrs. Mishra were very happy when their elder son,Birju got admission in the prestigious Bronx high school ...
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  March 30, 2015, 9:27 am
Erotic sadness...The first ever Japanese Noble laureate Yasunari Kawabata's 'Beauty and Sadness' is a placid,passionate and elegant love story..Though the story mainly describes the love of Miss Ueno Otoko and Oki,there is another similar tale of love between Otoko and Keiko..The story takes off when Toshio Oki,a 54 year old novelist travels to Kyoto to meet his ex love Otoko,after 24 years...Image from GoogleOtoko,a painter by profession was only half his age when Oki seduced her at the age of 15..Later,she delivers a dead baby and tries to commit suicide out of depression but luckily she survives...Oki would not marry her as he was already a married man with a son..Otoko's mother leaves To...
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  March 16, 2015, 7:13 pm
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