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There is a beautiful advantage of living in a multicultural society-you meet people from different cultures, faith, and religions which gives you a chance to know and acknowledge them. With my exploration, I have found that culture is not something restricted to definitions laid out in books or how political parties project it to be.... Continue Reading →

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Janam is birth and Ashtami is the 8th day of the Hindu Vedic calendar. Janamashtami marks the manifestation of Shri Krishna, the 9th incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu on Ashtami tithi during Krishna Paksha (darker phase of Moon cycle/waning Moon). Panchang tells us that Shri Krishna was born on Ashtami in Rohini Nakshatra. The system of... Continue Reading →

No matter how many times I have visited Auckland, there's always something new to explore every time. Be it a beach, park, bush walk or a waterfall, this city of sails never fails to fascinate me with its enchanting beauty. With a 2-day trip to Auckland(one of which was spent in traveling in the Northern... Continue Reading →

Good Morning from Wellington Station, Platform 9 Although I have traveled between Wellington and Auckland quite a few times by road and airplanes, the train journey had been on my to-do list for a very long time. Well, I have finally ticked it off. I took the Friday morning Northern Explorer train from Wellington traveling... Continue Reading →

Borders closed, unrealistic immigration rules, dwindling job market is what life in the post-COVID era looks like. While life is meant to be unpredictable, heightened restrictions on traveling and working has made uncertainty an inevitable part of our routine lives. These are the time times when passionate career goals have melted down to survival goals... Continue Reading →

This city holds magic. Everytime I visit it, it leaves me in awe and surprise. From my first time visit to this city about which I wrote in my blog post: A day in Palmerston North to this one, I always find a reason to go back to this beautiful place. This time while traveling... Continue Reading →

I have always loved celebrating birthdays with family and friends. Since this year my birthday happened to be on a weekday (when everyone is busy in their routines), I decided to celebrate it with a 2-days solo trip. Trust me, it was worth it. This time my destination for solo trip was Picton in South... Continue Reading →

Wellington to Napier is over 300 kms which takes a 4 hour drive or approx. 6 hour bus ride (via Palmerston North) through the spectacular farms, mountains, sea, rivers and hidden beauty of Kapiti Coast, Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay. I took the bus ride since it gives me a chance to sit back and... Continue Reading →

Today is अष्टमी (Ashtami), the eight day of चैत्र नवरात्रि (Chaitra Navratri). After fasting for 7 days and observing faith and gratitude, this is the day to honor and worship the 9 different forms of Maa Durga. The 9 forms are शैलपुत्री, ब्रह्मचारिणी, चन्द्रघंटा, कूष्माण्डा, स्कंदमाता, कात्यायनी, कालरात्रि, महागौरी, सिद्धिदात्री (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata,... Continue Reading →

It’s time of the year to play with colors and flowers to acknowledge the beauty in our lives. It’s time of the year to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and flowers. Holi is celebrated on the last full moon day in फाल्गुन मास (month of Phalgun). Phalgun is the last month of the Hindu... Continue Reading →

Diving into the hues at Kaikoura The day 1 of the 4-day trip is incomplete without writing about the second half of my journey. (You can read about the first half of Day 1 by clicking on this link here). After spending good 4 hours in Picton, I left for Christchurch in the Intercity bus... Continue Reading →

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