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A to Z Challenge- MY JOURNEY (Registrations for 2021 now open)

In March 2019, a post on Facebook caught my attention. I was a young blogger, looking to gain a foothold in the blogging world. The post was an announcement about a friend’s participation in a month-long blogging event, popularly called ‘The A to Z Challenge’. I must admit here that I have all the qualities …

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A to Z Challenge 2020- Reflections

April 2020 was unusual. The A to Z Challenge, one of the biggest for the blogging world, commenced in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Life in the time of this pandemic has been anything but a bed of roses. Uncommon, atypical circumstances have marred everyday living. Yes, some of us around the world have …

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Blogchatter A to Z Challenge 2020- THEME REVEAL

April is around the corner folks and the Blogging World is gearing up for yet another A to Z Challenge 2020. Last year, I had jumped in at the nick of time, without a theme and without preparation, and had landed up burning the midnight oil. But what a time I had! I found some …

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Z-ed(Z) or Zee(Z)

I met a friend Who carried in his hand A bunch of lilies galore, ‘Ah! Those Flaars (flowers),’ I cried He smirked and smiled. ‘Flaars are gone,’ he said ‘It’s Flah-wer you see, Times are changing You need a new dictionary!!!’   I brushed this meeting aside Calling it his pride Until a day in …

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X is Unknown

So are Y and Z, you would say. But no, it is X and only X that is quintessentially unknown. A history of X can easily verify my claim but I am not delving into it right now. The status of X (unknown) came into limelight while I was in school. I wasn’t very friendly …

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An Urban Escape

I have always found unpeopled roads and unfrequented places tantalizing. You might find it strange but I have often imagined what it would have been like to live in those times when only a handful of people walked the roads. I also have the urge, repeatedly, to time travel to the past and live in …

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Milestones

The popular “meel ka paththar”. They were such an essential part of travel until huge green mile markers- just a variation of the former, or, the Google Maps happened. Although you do spot these milestones on roadsides even today, forsaken and abandoned. Years ago, when highways hadn’t really taken over in India, I would always …

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