Panes, None Too Plain

Between a small conversation and a serious idea, one thing led to another …  and then I was on the plane to experience my own sling.  Singapore was never on my travel list but here I was, heading to Chinatown to explore yet another spot in this city of cultural heterogeneity.
I exited the MRT station and just after I turned the corner, a beautiful façade caught my attention. It wasn’t one of those innovative architecture that Singapore boasts of, but an array of shutter windows from the buildings that lined the street! Uninhibited and alluring, they confidently pulled out the walls and streets from the ordinariness. Each window is unique enough to demand a fresh scrutiny. Continue reading

Visit and Stay at Gaj Retreat

It’s not hard to find urban dwellers on lookout for getaways to escape the daily grind and the cacophony of city life. For Delhites and denizens of Punjab, Gaj Retreat in Manaswal village (Hoshiarpur district, Punjab) is a convenient option. Just a little over two hours of drive from Chandigarh, the retreat is located in one of the quieter parts overlooking the Shivaliks and river Shwahn in the vicinity. Continue reading

Tirthan Angler’s Retreat

If you are a traveler, love mountains and occasionally love to tuck into a comfortable place amidst scenic surroundings, Tirthan Angler’s Retreat should be one of the top considerations. The retreat offers a right mix of pristine setting and luxury. Continue reading

Jalori – Where Mountains Spring Surprises!

It was a toss between nature and culture, between a hike to Jalori pass and a walk around Barnagi, to soak in pahadi way of life. Jalori got the maximum votes from the dozen odd travelers in the group, despite reports of snow and sleet. However, since no one was equipped to hike on the now-slippery trail, it was decided that we travel on wheels. From Tirthan Angler’s Retreat in Barnagi cozily nestled in a valley, we trooped up to the motorable road in the light drizzle. From here began the exciting journey to 10,000 feet above. Continue reading

Reorienting the Thought Process

Book review – My Spiritual Psychology by BK Jayasimha

The quality of your Life depends on the quality of thoughts! Thoughts lead to feelings that fuels emotions, which defines attitudes and that, drives Behaviors, which finally become Convictions…

“Taking personal responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, emotions, habits and actions is the first key to becoming the architects of our own life. For this to happen, we need to be free thinkers and for that to happen we need to operate from the space of acceptance!”

In his first book, the author urges a top-down approach or a reverse order which requires one to heal the spirit first, and the mind by becoming emotionally competent and on the journey, take the temple that is your body along.” In the second book, the focus is more on the emotional aspects.

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New Click on The Block

Launch of YuppTV Originals

YuppTV_imgThis comes as a refreshing announcement in the entertainment sector. Not launch of another TV channel, but an online entertainment channel for the Internet. YuppTV which has been in the internet and content space since 2006 has leap-frogged into another dimension now. It will now provide Over the Top (OTT) content and serve some interesting fare. The channel is called YuppTV Originals, and was formally launched by Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO of YuppTV along with YuppTV’s Brand Ambassador and Superstar, Mahesh Babu. Continue reading