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Bandhavgarh National Park

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This year we celebrated Diwali in an unusual manner. We decided to explore the jungles of Madhya Pradesh. After watching the first show of Ra one, we headed towards the airport to catch the evening flight to Jabalpur. After an overnight halt here, we drove down to Bandhavgarh National Park the next morning which took us around 4 hours. We reached there by noon and were escorted to our tree house.

The little wooden cottage was perched among the branches with the interiors done up in a tasteful manner. The next 3 days were spent in exploring nature and experiencing the sounds of the jungle like never before. We didnt see the tiger as the big cats hardly ventured out during winters. However we enjoyed the game drives in the forest and the entire expedition of living like birds. A unique experience indeed. We managed to learn a lot about wildlife and birds. Travelling to such remote places no doubt makes you wonder why Wildlife in India isn't given the due credit.

Happy Diwali

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The Festive season is here!! Time to forget your diets and enjoy your Gulab Jamuns, rasgullas,jalebis, kaju katlis, laddoos and Gajar ka Halwa.:-) Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali!!

A great day for Sports

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Yesterday was one of those days that would have delighted any sports lover.
The All Blacks won the Rugby world cup which was exhinited in Billy Bowden's signalling four runs with an unusual fervour during the India-England match at Wankhede. India cruised o another handsome victory against England making the series 4-0. And Manchester City managed to thrash the arrogant Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford. With the festival of Diwali approaching in a couple of days, it gives one a good reason to begin with the celebrations. A wonderful day for Sports indeed.

Fauja Singh is King

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100-year-old sets record with marathon finish. Its truly inspirational for fitness freaks. Amazing and aweinspiring as to how one can achieve this much. Makes one feel age is more in the mind than anything else. Way to go Fauja Singh!!

Black Friday in Kolkata

It was a tragic day for Kolkata when 83 lives were preyed by the fire that broke out in Amri Hospital. Despite receiving warnings regarding the fire safety measures in July, the authorities failed to pay heed which resulted in this horrifying incident. It was reported that the employees fled the scene, leaving the patients to succumb to the flames. The relatives of the patients were extremely angry at the way their near and dear ones were choked to their deaths.

It makes one retrospect as to why couldn’t the authorities take proper safety measures? Carelessness exhibited has led to loss of several lives in a brutal manner. It indeed exhibits irony, where people are kept in hospitals with the purpose of being on the road to recovery, not to be engulfed by the flames of death. It amounts to a heinous crime and one hopes that the board of directors who have been arrested will not go unpunished. In the meantime, earnest prayers goes out to the unfortunate families of the victims. Our thoug…

Happy B'day Big B

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“Rishte Mein to Hum Tumhare Baap Lagte Hain Par Naam Hai Shahenshah”. Be it Anthony Gonsalves or Vijay, the versatility in his roles still makes him sought after as the ‘angry young man’. His ‘Sholay’ certainly hasn’t died down. Happy 69th B’day Big B!! 69 is old?? Buddah hoga tera baap.:)

Mumbai Champions Indians

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This team received a lot of flak and criticism. When the Champions league commenced, it was a dismay to MI fans that 3 key players were reported to be injured and rested. Their first game against CSK in Chennai made it seem next to impossible to win against the defending champions. However they proved their detractors wrong and delighted their fans match after match.

After almost not qualifying for the semis, MI impressed their fans with the 'never say die attitude'. Their batting may not have been something to boast of yet they managed the 'bowl' the opposition over. Nevertheless they gave their fans a reason to smile and cheer as they beat a strong team like RCB with an undying spirit!! Bravooo Mumbai!! You have silenced your critics and done us fans proud!!! You are the Championss!!!

RIP Steve Jobs

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You brought about a cultural transformation in the music, mobile and the gadget world. RIP Steve Jobs. You will be missed.

Loved his quote "Your time is limited,so don't waste it living someone else's."

Gandhi the great

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I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone even at the cost of your life."- Mahatma Gandhi

In honour of one of the greatest freedom fighters. Happy B'day Bapu!! You are still alive in our minds.