Saturday, 31 August 2013

There is so much to write about ...

But my wrestle with time is on in full swing. With weekdays at work and weekends taken up by travel and guests, even shopping for essentials and doing the laundry has crept into weekdays L

So I thought I should ease my soul that yearns to wield the pen, by jotting down what all I have to write about J This would also make sure that I do not lose track of all that is swirling in my head, waiting to be expressed. Now, lets get to the list. 

There are two travelogues to do.

The beautiful Kabini ornamented with birds

The first one is a trip to the banks of the enchanting river Kabini  during the monsoon. There was green and blue all around and we were mesmerised. I made friends with a new found hobby – Bird Watching and thoroughly enjoyed doing it. 

The two quiet days that we spent solely in the company of nature gave me a lot of time to listen to myself. So, quite a few ruminations and resulting philosophies wait to be propounded (The husband has already suffered the onslaught. Bwah hah hah hah .. Here I come to you all too) J

Udaipur - A dreamlike reality

The second one is about a trip to Udaipur commemorating my birthday. To describe it in one sentence, it turned out to be one of the most memorable birthdays I have celebrated so far. It was fascinating to experience a new culture in a place that seemed so unearthly and dreamlike. More on that in a detailed post.

So much for travel. Now let’s hop over to books and reading.

I have always found reading while travelling in buses to be a very nauseous experience. But mysteriously, this discomfort vanished all of a sudden and I now have a full 2 hours to read everyday! Having finally found a solution to the withdrawal symptoms that were showing up due to lack of reading, I laid my hands on three books. 

After a detailed research online and at a landmark store, I made the purchases in Flipkart! Let me introduce them to you :

  1.  Around India in 80 trains – by Monisha Rajesh
  2. My Family and other Animals – by Gerald Durrell
  3. Chanakya’s Chant – By Ashwin Sanghi

I am done with the first one and half way through the second. Both of them prove to be good reads. Reviews coming soon.

Having said all this, I will now cross my fingers and hope that I do write these intended posts! A few quiet weekends at home will accomplish it all even as we set the house right after a month of gross neglect.  

Here's to a lot more of writing !!