Marine Drive in Rishikesh: A Memory

  Until I visited Rishikesh, I was aware of just one Marine Drive – The Queen’s Necklace in Mumbai. But the Marine Drive of Rishikesh is a different site altogether. This beach called Marine Drive Beach is popular for River Rafting, and other adventure sports. Type: Landscape Photography Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India Date: December 2019…

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Eyes on Humayun’s Tomb: A Memory

Type: Monument Photography Location: Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India Date: December 2019 Camera: Oppo Reno 10X Zoom 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…

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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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Why I can’t wait to go back to Mussoorie! (Part 1)

Travel does take your mind off the most stressful of things. I have always felt that in times of utter madness,;in personal or professional life, I have always craved to land in an unknown place and lose myself in its charms. And that’s exactly what I needed after a long spell of mundane mediocrities that…

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What makes Rishikesh so mesmerising?

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets”  And that’s exactly how we must plan our travels – exploring every nook and cranny that catches our fantasy, tasting local cuisines that whet the appetite long after you’ve returned home, and much more. My travels to Ladakh in North to Ooty in South, Kutch in the West…

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Why Delhi stole my heart…

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” That is so true, isn’t it? Not packing up to travel to someplace unseen is the biggest regret of my life. Every breath, sort of, reminds me of all the places I’m still to see, and the experiences I’m yet to make.…

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My Writing Resolutions for 2020

It’s time to declare the 2020 resolutions. After much contemplation, I have rounded off my resolutions to a few that I hope to accomplish by the end of this year. But before that, let me tell you that in 2019, I had one simple resolution – to read an appreciable number of books; given the…

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Real – Micropoetry

If it was believable, was it adventurous enough? If it was forgettable, was it real enough? Follow @badbookthief on Instagram for more micropoetry. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! 🙂 ~~~~~ © Asha Seth Stay in touch. Subscribe Now: Youtube| Twitter| Instagram| Facebook| Tumblr

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2019 steps out the door and I am thinking of events that happened this year. I’ve known people to calibrate their year based on the good and bad times. I feel that is rather depressing because psychologically, in the end you are left pondering about everything that turned out different from your expectations. I don’t…

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It is almost winters in Mumbai and a brief respite from scorching summers is expected here. But as winter’s about to kick in, I am kicking out of the city. A trip to the northern beauty called Uttarakhand was long due and I can’t be happier that I could embark on this journey this year.…

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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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एक सफरनामा ऐसा भी …

एक सफरनामा ऐसा भी… जहाँ भीगी बारिशें तो हैं पर नमी में लिपटी मुरझाई यादें भी… एक सफरनामा ऐसा भी… जहाँ मुलाकातें तो हैं पर होटों पे सिमटी ज़र्द ख्वाहिशें भी… एक सफरनामा ऐसा भी… जहाँ हर वक़्त हलचल तो हैं पर पल पल पे जमी ख़ामोशी की झिल्लियां भी… एक सफरनामा ऐसा भी… जहाँ…

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The Bus Stop – A Short Story

It struck twelve. ‘Twelve in the night is an odd time to be in a small village, especially for a girl’, a man whispered not very far from me. I cringed at the shaky voice. It heavily smelt of booze. Suddenly, I was not alone anymore, and that frightened me more. The man moved away…

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In Arabian Nights: An Excerpt

Standing there, the ocean breeze cool on my face, I sensed the tingle of something I could not understand, and saw a fine geometric carpet laid over the lawn. I strolled down over the terrace and on to the grass, and stepped aboard it, the silk knots pressing against my bare feet. Before I knew…

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Time to Hibernate

Hullo friends! I hope you all are fantastic. I wish so because I am not really in the best state of mind myself, of late. Know what I just realised? I am of the habit of writing ‘hello’ ‘hullo’ because that’s how I greet. Queer, eh? Until last month, things were going well. At least in…

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Year-End Jitters

As the year draws to an end, why is there a heightened sense of urgency? Why is there a yearning to have realized every dream, have every wish fulfilled? Why do my feet ache for a globetrotting escapade, to leave footprints in Rome, Russia, and all the cities on my checklist? Why does the heart…

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