By Somali K Chakrabarti Nature has always been a source of wonder and woe, prospect and peril, delight and danger. ~ Voice of Nature Do you remember the fables in which the trees, animals and birds talk among themselves, and also mingle with humans as if they were living in a seamless world? I am talking… Read More Voice of Nature- Dream of harmony between humans and nature
By Somali K Chakrabarti Taking the time out for a vacation during summers is a routine with most families, and ours is no exception. At the end of May, to seek respite from the scorching summer heat of Mumbai, we had decided to go to the hill district of Coorg via Mangalore. I have, since been contemplating to… Read More Coorg – The scenic hill district of Karnataka.
By Somali K Chakrabarti The Extra Tomato ‘Sitabai’, a vegetable seller was a regular at our house in Mumbai. Every morning at around 11 AM, she would come, carrying over her head, her basket of fresh vegetables. She went from door to door selling vegetables in all buildings in our housing society. Sitabai never budged on prices, so… Read More A Little Extra that we Indians love
By Somali K Chakrabarti Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore [Tweet this]
By Somali K Chakrabarti The echo mocks her origin To prove she is the original. ~ Rabindranath Tagore [Tweet this]
By Somali K Chakrabarti Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore [Tweet this]
By Somali K Chakrabarti “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~Dorothy Nevill “Isn’t it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?” ~Arnot L. Sheppard,… Read More What to say- What Not to say when you Lead
By Somali K Chakrabarti June is the month when monsoon begins in Mumbai. As the clouds overcast the sky, and welcome drops of rain provide the much needed respite from heat, we Mumbaikars prepare to brace the monsoon. This is also the time of the year when we have to prepare ourselves to wade or drive through waterlogged roads, maneuvering… Read More Angry Potholes Tweet to Complain!
By Bhudeb Chakrabarti Continuing from the narration of my travel to South and East Sikkim in Part I , here I describe my journey through West and North Sikkim. West Sikkim Rangeet a spectacular river of silvery swirling waters with its source in a glacier of Lower Kanchenjunga Range in West Sikkim is fed by the melting snow… Read More Sikkim – The Land of Kanchenjunga – Part II