Reading Stories Written in Paint

It was our third day in Rome and finally, it was time to explore St.Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. It’s a wise idea to start early in the morning — before the swarms of tourists throng the gates. Unfortunately, for us, many other visitors and pilgrims had thought of a similar game plan. We…

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Riding the Wave of Hope

We had the next day perfectly planned. Armed with a printed version of our pre-planned itinerary and a copy of Lonely Planet, we were going to visit all the major architectural gems of Rome — come sun or not. Just as we were leaving, the Sri Lankan nun, at the reception, smiled sweetly and handed…

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The First Taste of Rome

Roughly around this time, six years back, we had set on our maiden trip to Europe. After a whirlwind tour of Paris, Amsterdam, and Venice (in a period of less than two weeks); we headed to Rome. Those who have been following us for a year, no pressure here, might remember some of those posts.…

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Don’t Marry an Editor

Writing is like a silent courtship with a sleeping white dragon. It starts with a long, lingering gaze. Stare too long — and you might get sucked into a sea of blank space. You need to look away, lift your finger, and hit the keyboard — hoping that contact will break the spell. And with…

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WPC: One Love

I’m truly overwhelmed with all the support that I have received for my last post and here’s a big shout-out to all the bloggers who reached out. It’s heartening to know that people still care — even if I never ‘actually’ met them. I didn’t realize that my post would garner such a reaction. I’m…

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