I am born

Subsequently, as I grew up, I went through various phases of my life, as is bound to happen, and I moved from one phase to the next, thinking (erroneously?) that I was growing as an individual. Not too many other people quite agreed with my growth curve, but I went on growing anyway. School was …

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findyoursolitude

Find your solitude

Being alone is not the same thing as being lonely. I think I read this somewhere many years ago and I have entirely forgotten who said it, or in what context. However, having internalised the thought behind the statement, I have almost attributed the saying to myself, and constantly repeat it to whoever is willing …

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House of Jagat Seth

Jan 08, Jewel in the British Crown

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 62 Katara Masjid Murshid Quli Khan, the Diwan of Bengal under Aurangzeb transferred the capital from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and renamed the city Murshidabad after his own name, after getting Aurangzeb’s consent. Murshidabad became the capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, and even remained the seat of administration for the …

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All this paddling has developed many muscles

Jan 05, Paddling to the land of my birth

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 60 All this paddling has developed many muscles We were in what is unkindly called the badlands of Bihar. Yes, these lands were made of legends, of stories of local gangsters, of complete lawlessness. Here lived people who had virtually no sense of worth of life and could and …

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The Bodhi tree

Dec 31, 2018, In search of enlightenment

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 57 The Bodhi tree After many years of being partial to the teachings of the Lord Buddha, I finally managed to walk the path that he walked two thousand five hundred years ago. Well, it is impossible for a person like me to walk on the Buddha’s figurative footsteps, …

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