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A Sip of Kashmir!

InstagramCapture_b27dbdbc-687f-4379-b28c-e7ba838727a2_jpg Kahwa being brewed in this beautiful & exotic looking Samovar

For the first time, the regional SARAS FAIR is being currently organized in Assam. And last Sunday I decided to pay a visit to the venue at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra (Gate No.2). As per information available in the public domain 154 stalls of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) & private farms from 25 different states of the country are taking part in the fair with their ethnic products like food, clothes, ornaments, handicrafts, etc. (more…)

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And Then There Were None – my thoughts

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Author: Agatha Christie

Blurb (from Goodreads):

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion. (more…)

Musings…

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A few days back, I stumbled upon this article written way back in 1997 by Mary Schmich. And as I was reading it, I was nodding and smiling and also thinking about the relevance of the words even today. I share here an excerpt of that article – (more…)

What’s In a Name?

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I came across this interesting post in Cleopatra Loves Books and decided to do join in the fun. Basically I had to come up with the name of a book for all the letters in my name. The task looked easy from far but when I actually sat down to write it, it was not so as most of my favourite books started with a ‘the’. Many a times I was tempted to mention a book I loved, ignoring the “the” but then I decided to stick to the rules and came up with the list below. And I thoroughly enjoyed making it! 🙂 (more…)

Photo Friday (17) – Black Magic

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I picked up this Black Stone Pottery tea-pot and mug set from the recently concluded North East Craft Carnival, 2015 held at NEDFi (more…)

A Challenge (Day 2: Life)

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Thanks to Karen from My Train of Thoughts…… once again for nominating me for the Three Day Three Quote Challenge.

The quote I have today is actually an excerpt from one of my favourite poems I read in my English classes. Here it is – (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL. 7

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Welcome to another episode of THIS WEEK IN BOOKS! Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂 I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)