My Top 5 Books of 2017

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson In 2016, I was successful in completing my New Year resolution of reading as many books as I could, a hobby which had taken a backseat while I was in college. I used Goodreads and Santa …

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5 Reasons to Book your Vacation to Hawaii RIGHT NOW!

Hawaii is one of my favorite places to travel to. I have been to Oahu and Maui islands and they have indeed been my FAVORITEST holidays ever. The breathtaking beaches, mountainous landscape, yummy cuisines all come together in these islands and make it “the experience of a lifetime”. There are way too many reasons to …

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Inner Peace

Inner Peace The key to true happiness The keeper of my thoughts She is a companion, immortal. As she sweeps her waves Hitting the shores, splashing on me, Patiently listening to my thoughts Reflecting my voice & calming my mind. Soothing through her touch Pushing sand under my feet Makes me aware of my own …

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How I revived my love for reading books

Back in late 90’s and early 2000’s, smartphones and computers were less common or nonexistent. On a boring Sunday, it was common for teenagers to pick up a book and hunker down to some reading. In the last couple of years, there has been a steady decline in reading patterns among kids and young adults …

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Tryst with Ikebana

Ikebana is a traditional, disciplined art of flower arrangement that has originated from Japan. It has been dated back to the 7th century when the floral offerings were made at altars and has grown over centuries. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花?, "flower").  In contrast to Western flower arrangement which is …

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My Top 4 Books of 2016

In the words of Baron de Montesquiei "A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight". One of my New Year Resolutions for 2016 was to read as many books as I can, as a step towards expanding my knowledge as well as self-betterment. So I was …

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