Late – MicroPoetry

maybe that’s why letters always arrived late weighed down by all the love and regrets * * * * * #badbookthiefpoetry Find a whole bunch of my pieces on Instagram. Just visit the link below. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! 🙂

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Sunset in Meerut: A Memory

Type: Landscape Photography Location: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India Date: December 2019 Camera: Canon EOS 200D Hope you enjoy my India Travel Photography. Do share your thoughts in comments below. ~~~~~ For more travel photography, ~~~~~ All photos are copyright Asha Seth. Unauthorised use and/or reproduction without permission is unethical and prohibited. ~~~~~ © Asha Seth Never…

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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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Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on…

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For years, I wondered why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti. Surprisingly, I wasn’t alone. Very many who partake in the activity and celebrate kite flying with much competitive gusto also seemed to be lost on the ‘why’ of it. So then what is Makar Sankranti and why do we fly kites on this…

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Nine Lives: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: William Dalrymple| Genre: Non-Fiction | Pages: 275 The Plot: In portraits of people we might otherwise never know William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of travel in India to explore the challenges faced by practitioners of traditional forms of faith in contemporary India. For two months a year, a man…

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The Blind Date – A Short Story

“That’s enough! I quit,” and I stormed out of my manager’s office. I was done taking blames for things I’d never done, or rather for what others had done. “Don’t take shit, ever,” dad had always said. Once again, more than anything, it was father’s perpetual absence that nipped me at every point in life.…

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Kohinoor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond: An Excerpt

On 16 May, after fifty-seven catastrophic days in Delhi, Nader Shah finally left the city, carrying with him the accumulated wealth of eight generations of imperial Mughal conquest. The greatest of all his winnings was the Peacock Throne, in which was still embedded both the Koh-i-Noor and the Timur Ruby. The loot was loaded on…

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Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – An Excerpt

Lena Login watched as an emissary from the Tower of London, escorted by yeoman warders, entered the drawing room. He carried a small casket in his hands, which the queen opened delicately. She showed the open box to Albert and together they walked over to where Duleep stood on the dais. Looking up at him,…

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Delhi: An Excerpt

That leaves the Sikh journalist and the political expert. They are not getting along too well. The Sikh journalist arrives first, plucks a hair from his sparse beard and says ‘You are back! When?’ and orders coffee. The politician follows: ‘I thought all goondas have been rounded up,’ he says in lieu of greeting. The…

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The Four Patriots: Book Review by Asha Seth

Well, the blurb for this book read – If you have ever fallen victim to the system, been humiliated, felt helpless… this book is for you. For a common man, it is hard to deny that fact. Everyone, at some point, has accounted the governing parties of the nation for shortcomings or downfalls, and incompetence or negligence…

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Freedom

A little birdie golden and free enjoyed soaring into the skies and trees ♥ then one day a fowler laid a trap and the poor bird fell prey to his tricks ♥ he tied her down robbed her, abused her, cut her golden wings and sold them away her soul tarnished as she bled craved…

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On Independence Day

While the nation celebrates another year of independence, I fail miserably in convincing myself to join in the massive celebrations. I don’t get a sense of freedom today. Ask me why! I struggle to understand, what being free means. Freedom from foreign clutches? Is that what being free means? ♥ Am I really free? If I…

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Second Chances

She is on the brink of adulthood, with much that life can give her. If only she gave it a second chance. But will she? A friend’s cousin, yet to be 16, attempted ending her life. I’ve never met or spoken to her and yet, trapped is my mind, this morning, in her thoughts. The…

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Back again is the festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi. A much awaited carnival in India which is observed for eleven days with immense enthusiasm in the western region of the nation. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as a tribute to Lord Ganesh (The Elephant God) with much fun and frolic for eleven days. People bring home…

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Nishkaam Karma – The Power of Selfless Deeds

“One does not attain freedom from the bondage of Karma by merely abstaining from work. No one attains perfection merely by giving up work Because no one can remain actionless even for a moment. Everyone is driven to action, helplessly indeed, by the Gunas of nature The deluded ones, who restrain their organs of action…

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65 Years of Independence

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in…

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Finally, its raining!

How does one feel when after miles of throat-wrenching walk, you suddenly spot a spring of fresh water? or the feeling as they say when one discovers an oasis in a desert? Just the sight of it feels refreshing, isn’t it? It is like food for hungry eyes and quenches your thirst even before you …

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