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My Friend Alexa, Season 4- Reflection Post

The My Friend Alexa campaign, Season 4, was conducted by Blogchatter in September, 2019. Being a newbie blogger, I have just been trying to find my feet in the blogging world. After a rather slow start, I had participated in Blogchatter’s A to Z Challenge 2019, which was conducted in April this year. For both …

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The End is Just Another Beginning

I have always believed that there was history before history, and there is history after history. For every end is just another beginning. When I started “A Not-so Historical Tale of Shimla Town”, I had just one book in my hand (Edward J Buck’s ‘Simla: Past and Present’, published in the year 1904). Which meant …

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British Jewel of the Orient

The railways in India are truly a legacy of the British Raj. In a previous chapter, we spoke of how Industrialization was a big phase in Europe in the early 19th century. As a result, there were engineering enthusiasts who dreamt of covering the earth with cast iron rails. At the same time, the rising …

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Discovering Shyamala

When God created the earth, he was essentially playing treasure hunt. He precariously placed some fortunes all around and left it to man to discover them. A chance discovery of these treasures has always been special. I’m sure Columbus was on cloud nine when he stumbled upon the Americas while trying to find a direct …

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A Not So Historical Tale of Shimla Town- Preface

(picture) “So long as Tara Devi sees The lights of Shimla Town,“ wrote the eminent English writer Rudyard Kipling in the year 1887. More than a century later, the first breath-taking view of the town beguiles you from the very same spot. Simla, Shyamala or Shimla- call it by any name you please, I always …

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