Ahead of my Europe trip, I downloaded a language learning app called Duolingo and started learning Italian and French. In Europe, I observed from my previous trips that it becomes extremely difficult without knowing the local dialect, I was especially worried about France because the French are well known for their aversion to speaking English. … Continue reading How Bengali helped me in Europe
Month: January 2019
Review of Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami #ReadingChallenge2019
I once read a review of Norwegian Wood where the reviewer wrote: “It’s like travelling up a mountainside on a dark gray day. Yes, the beauty is still there, but you have to look for it. You don't even notice the beauty before you because of the overcast skies. The higher up you go, the … Continue reading Review of Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami #ReadingChallenge2019
The Autumn Tree #ThursdayTreeLove
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”- John Burroughs Last weekend I was in Ahmedabad. I spotted this tree in the premise of the Adalaj Stepwell. The tree with the autumn leaves caught my fancy and I had to click it for Parul's #ThursdayTreeLove. If you … Continue reading The Autumn Tree #ThursdayTreeLove
Winning or Ubuntu?
The other day, my son had his annual sports day in school. He had won the heat and was selected for the final race. However, he was unable to secure any position and stood fourth (or maybe fifth, sixth, seventh) in the final tally. Obviously, he couldn’t step up on the victory stand and wear … Continue reading Winning or Ubuntu?
Parisian Tree- #ThursdayTreeLove
I clicked this tree in Paris, France. The tree is so huge that my camera was not able to capture it entirely. This lonely tree was next to a bridge and cars were parked beneath. I somehow found the tree lonely even though it was right there on a busy street. Linking with Parul for … Continue reading Parisian Tree- #ThursdayTreeLove
Catacombs- Secret Treasure of Paris
Visiting an underground tunnel full of skulls and bones is definitely not my idea of a vacation. However, thanks to over enthusiastic friends I did that in Paris. This is almost a secret tourist destination and not many know about it. My suggestion, if you visit Paris do visit the catacombs for a unique experience.
Review of ‘The Girl on the Train’ #Readbravely
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin This is amazing that I am posting back to back book reviews on my blog. I finished reading the second book of the year. I am honestly impressed at the speed … Continue reading Review of ‘The Girl on the Train’ #Readbravely
Poonachi- My First Book of the Year 2019
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn This year I am taking part in the Write Tribe Reading Challenge (If you look at my sidebar you would notice the challenge button). Write Tribe has been encouraging bloggers to #writebravely since long, however, this is the first time … Continue reading Poonachi- My First Book of the Year 2019