रंगी हूँ तुझ में…

जैसे है पीला सूरज का नीला आकाश का हरा बरसात का सफ़ेद सर्दी का जैसे है भूरा धरती का नारंगी शूर का लाल प्रेम का काला झूठ का वैसे ही रंगी हूँ तुझ में सदा के लिए तेरे बिना मेरी पहचान क्या? तुझसे जुदा मेरा अस्तित्व क्या? ~~~~~ आशा सेठ

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Like a river…

I live off your breaths in all those moments when breathing is hard to do I walk in your steps in all those lanes where direction seems obscure I create life from your leftovers when my muse refuses to stop by I look at myself in your eyes when mirrors turn blind You are like…

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The Song of Achilles: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Madeline Circe| Genre: Mythology | Pages: 378 The Blurb: Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence.…

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Indian Farmer on a Hot Summer day: A Memory

51 year-old, Ahilya Pahune, a proud village farmer, living in Nasik, is helping her large joint family of 21, harvest the rice. Despite the heat, despite the hard work, despite her physical limitations, this woman was all smiles at the end of a long day and more than excited for a quick chat with us.…

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My TBR Pile for July

For the past few months, time has been crawling. But now summer’s gone and monsoon’s already at my doorstep. June was mighty slow. It was dry too, and horridly humid. Rains were expected to wash away some of the desperation but alas! With a windy appearance and rains in its satchel, July seems to have…

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Nights and mornings, all feel the same. I can’t tell one from the other. And yet, when I look at the walls around me, everything’s changed. When and how, is what I’m left with. Feels like an age has passed in the blink of an eye. Some I wish to see, are far far away.…

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Peacock found in Mudumalai: A Memory

Found this peacock staring at us who was caught unawares, in the wilds of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, India. This was shot in the Monsoons of 2019. I love these beautiful birds and this is a most-cherished capture. For those who might not know, peacock is the national bird of India.  Type: Bird…

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The Beautiful Ooty Lake: A Memory

Type: Landscape PhotographyLocation: Ooty, IndiaDate: June 2019Camera: Canon EOS 200D I love to travel, and whatever little free time I find from my advertising life, I devote it to travelling around the country. Travel gives me ample opportunity to explore my other hobby and that is photography. The photo above is that of the Ooty…

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A Case of Exploding Mangoes: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Mohammed Hanif | Genre: Political Fiction, Dark Humor | Pages: 336 The Blurb: Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of the Fury Squadron, is on a mission to avenge his father’s suspicious death, which the government calls a suicide. Ali’s target is none other than General Zia ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan. Enlisting…

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