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January 15th, 2018

Welcome to squirrel heaven

Itβ€˜s Monday.

The school traffic is thundering past on the main road outside my house, every wretched bus driver honking non-stop.

The newspaper has the usual horrid fare of rape, more rape, politics, pollution.

So in the interests of sanity & all-round zen-ness, I’m blanking all this out. Way more stress-free, though possibly not the best approach for someone who likes to think she is a conscientious blogger, but there are days when the Indian news & current affairs are all just too much.

Like today.

So instead I am going to talk about squirrels. As one does.

Recently, one […]

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January 13th, 2018

Exploring & running. A perfect combo

As some of you may know, I am a recent convert to the joys of running.

Indeed I became such a running bore here in this blog, I was informed by some of my nearest and dearest, that I actually started a new blog, dedicated entirely to running, so as not to lose my non-running readers.

But bear with me for one moment while I explain something, will you?

Never mind the health benefits, running, in the few years I have been doing it, has opened my eyes to a different way of visiting and seeing a city.

And especially […]

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January 12th, 2018

Such fabulousness today, Delhi

I went to Connaught Place today and, stuck in the usual horrid traffic, what did I see?

THIS is what I saw.

Total gorgeousness.

Total fabulousness.

We drove slowly round & round & round Teen Murti roundabout, just so I could lean out of the car & film. Thereby adding to the already horrid traffic, agreed, but the things I do for you, dear reader πŸ™‚

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On my 2nd pass, I noticed these splendid fellow:

How wonderful are they, lances, turbans, the whole toot.

Quite made my morning.

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January 9th, 2018

How to keep an ATM nice & warm

Wrap it in a blanket. Obviously.

Like so. Love this story.

It is cute, it made me smile, it doesn’t concern politicians/pollution/sexual violence.

And it is just downright sweet.

Customised blankies for chilly ATMs πŸ™‚ What’s not to love?