An Individual’s Search for Solace: Becoming a Mountain was a Special Narrative

In a scene from the movie Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt) and the Dalai Lama (played by Bhutanese actor Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) get into an intimate conversation. The latter asks Heinrich what he likes most about climbing. Henrich pensively answers that it is the simplicity that attracts him to the … Continue reading An Individual’s Search for Solace: Becoming a Mountain was a Special Narrative

Jaipur Blue Pottery: Learn this Indo-Persian Art before it fades into oblivion

A Familial Promise “We are the 9th generation of this family. We continue to make blue pottery, a traditional business that has been passed down from our predecessors. The trade is our livelihood, but it is our willingness and dedication to nurture and spread this unique art than anything else that motivates us to pursue,” … Continue reading Jaipur Blue Pottery: Learn this Indo-Persian Art before it fades into oblivion

Perky Beans: Pokhara’s way to treat its Coffee Lovers

A chance discovery of this hole-in-the-wall café where breakfast and cappuccinos were our morning fix, sipping honey lemon tea had become a ritual—whiling away the crisp, sunny afternoons reading books, just the way my friend and I had thought of spending the time—Perky Beans turned out to be one of the best things to experience … Continue reading Perky Beans: Pokhara’s way to treat its Coffee Lovers

Let the Grownups Learn Some Magic: The Secret Garden teaches you how

This children’s classic reminds me of miracles that I, as a child, used to believe are for real, that I always thought were accessible in the blink of an eye. Then I realize how as an adult, rationality has become our way of living, cynical we often are, doubting the good things that come our … Continue reading Let the Grownups Learn Some Magic: The Secret Garden teaches you how

The magical things in our daily lives: Ruskin Bond’s A Book of Simple Living has heartwarming tales to tell you

In a simple language that also reflects his austere way of life, Ruskin Bond has delightfully shared the wisdom he had learned along the way, few memories from his childhood, the daily encounters with his surroundings and the people in his book, which is a collection of his notes - A Book of Simple Living. … Continue reading The magical things in our daily lives: Ruskin Bond’s A Book of Simple Living has heartwarming tales to tell you

That Father’s tiny habits liberated a vast world for his daughter

My father taught me to live life with wonder, hope, joy, and self-assurance. I realize that it was never a deliberate effort on his part to impart these lessons to me; they had always been an extension of his personality. He probably never felt the need to teach me anything different. His teachings always reflected … Continue reading That Father’s tiny habits liberated a vast world for his daughter