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Thursday Tree Love: St James Park London

St James Park London

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

Martin Luther 

Linking to Thursday Tree love, a photo feature on Parul’s blog. 

G for Greenery – #AtoZChallenge

G for Greenery - #AtoZChallenge

Location: Stonehenge, United Kingdom

A walk in nature walks the soul back home.

Mary Davis

I am taking the A to Z Challenge 2018 with Blogchatter

London Diaries: A visit to the London Eye & cruising along Thames

London Eye Thames Cruise

At a height of about 440 feet, London Eye was the tallest ferris wheel in the world when it opened to the public in 2000.

London Eye Thames Cruise

But over the years it has been surpassed in terms of height by the ferris wheels in Singapore, China and Las Vegas.

London Eye Thames Cruise

It still stands as the tallest ferris wheel in Europe (may not be after Brexit though ;)). It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.

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Movie Review – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Directed by Karan Johar and starring Aishwarya Rai, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) released this weekend after all the controversy it generated in the last few months. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

Ayan (Ranbir) is a rich dude who ‘seems’ to be pursuing MBA  (or Mere Baap ki Arzoo as he says) and has so much money that he travels on his personal jet. Alizeh (Anushka) is a young woman who is sorted and knows what she wants in love and friendship.

Saba (Aishwarya) is a poetess who is divorced and ends up falling for Ayan. Are Ayan and Alizeh just friends or more? Will Saba get the happiness she wants? Will love triumph over friendship? The rest of the movie talks about all this and more.

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Guest Post: From Cape Town to Havana – Exciting nightlife

Most people travel because they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. However, there’s a small percentage – mostly youngsters in their 30s – that are actually chasing the hustle and bustle. They enjoy the agglomeration, the noise, the music, and the fun part of night activities.

The world is packed by fascinating travel destinations with exciting night-life. Spectacular cabarets, clubs, pubs, pool parties and live shows abound in the following cities. Check them out and plan the trip of a lifetime.

Let the party begin..

Let the party begin..

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The journey back home..

British Airways

Fuelled by love

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There are more than 25 million Indians living abroad in more than 160 countries. Interestingly, as per a recent study, there are no Indians in only three countries of the world.

Whilst they may be living or working abroad, a lot many of them are still Indian at heart. Be it the spicy food or the warmth with which they meet our loved ones, the way they celebrate their festivals or their excitement at India winning a cricket match, Indians abroad always connect to India in various ways. And now, there is also the ‘Make in India’ movement which has picked up a lot of pace in the past year.

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Q & A with Madhumita Mukherjee: Author of ‘The Other Side of the Table”

Madhumita Mukherjee grew up in Delhi and did her medical education from Calcutta National Medical College. She has been living and working in England since 2001 as a Paediatrician. She has a special affinity for epistolary novels as well as novels written as journals and diaries like ‘Diary of a Provincial Lady’ by E.M. Delafield, and ‘I Capture the Castle’ by Dodie Smith. Besides these, she takes special interest in novels with medical themes such as ‘A Country Doctor’s Notebook’ by Mikhail Bulgakov.

‘The Other Side of the Table’ is her first novel. She joins us here for a small tete-a-tete –

Aseem: Who or what inspired you to begin writing?
Madhumita: Nothing in particular and certainly not anyone. I suddenly had the time for the wrong reason and I wanted to distract myself by telling myself a story…

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Book Review – The Other Side of the Table

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‘The Other Side of the Table’ is Madhumita Mukherjee’s first novel. She has pursued medicine and works as a consultant paediatrician in Manchester. She has a special affinity for epistolary novels. And that’s what she pursues in her first attempt at writing. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Circa 1990.
A world drawn and woven with words.
A bond punctuated by absence and distance . . .
Two continents. Two cities. Two people.
And letters. Hundreds of them.
Over years. Across oceans. Between hearts.

Between Abhi, who is training to be a neurosurgeon in London, and Uma, who is just stepping into the world of medicine in Kolkata.

As they ink their emotions onto paper, their lives get chronicled in this subtly nuanced conversation through letters . . . letters about dreams, desires, heartbreaks, and longings . . . about a proverbial good life falling apart, about a failed marriage, a visceral loss, and about a dream that threatens social expectations . . .

Letters that talk. And don’t. Letters about this and that. Letters about everything . . .

Letters with a story you would never expect.

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Mary Kom – A legend ‘recognized’ after 12 years!

Five World Championships. Four Asian Women’s Championships. And a host of medals in other events. An athlete with such a resume would be revered in any another country. He / She would be given the best facilities and best infrastructure to train in. Companies would run to him / her for endorsements. And more than all that, love, care and everything else he / she would have yearned for would be showered upon. But not in India. It took an Olympic bronze medal and 12 long years for Mary Kom, her sport and her state to be recognized in her own country. But why? Let’s look at it in detail.

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Guest Post: Top 5 cities to visit this summer!

What does the summer of 2012 have in store for travelers like us? Which cities are calling out our names? Which hotels are clearing up their reservations? Which beaches are welcoming the bright and shining sun? The top cities to visit across the planet always remain unlimited. But we have tried to name the top five this summer. Whether its shopping that drives you or cultural heritage that attracts you, whether its nightlife you are looking for or history is our cup of tea, we are sure that a lot many of you would agree with this list.

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