“Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world.”
Nomad Scribblings’ Reviews
Umm, did I tell you about my two great loves other then travelling and writing? No? Well, those are reading and eating out (since I’m a horrible cook, and I don’t share a great chemistry with kitchen!). So yes, I read a lot – every genre of writing other than self-help books and reality that is too real.
Here, in the reviews section, you will find a lot of book reviews, including some amazing books of travel genre, photography, Buddhism, fiction like Eva Ibbotson’s Star of Kazan and more. As for food reviews, I’m putting up posts of different sorts of cuisines you can find in India.
To put it straight, Nomad Scribblings’ Reviews are largely about –
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“Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the fifteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burning coal
Pouring off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you
Tangled up in blue”
– Bob Dylan
Can you imagine how worlds will collapse if a 13th century poet, a lady living in Northampton of 2008, a dervish and a writer meet? Now try putting the names together – The Forty Rules of Love has Rumi for that poet, Ella Rubinstein for that lady, Shams Tabrizi for the dervish and a writer named AZ Zahara.read more
Think of a book that can simplify your life. Now, think of a book that makes life simpler. The Dalai Lama's Cat is one of the latter. And this, is, quite clearly, not a self-help book. A cat that loves being called HHC (His Holiness' Cat), Rinpoche and the Snow Lion,...read more
Before I put in my experience (a change of thought that got more pronounced in the Diu to Devpur journey, here's a quick list of what will (and is) make homestays a trend? More of an experiential travel. Culture, food, people, there's no better way of knowing it...read more
Have you ever seen a greedy philospher? Perhaps no. And if you haven't, meet me. This bench, the Philospher's Bench, was my accomplice and witness too. Accomplice for I fell for it and it happily posed. Witness because I ordered some 2 kg of desserts right in front of...read more
If there's one place in Delhi from which I intentionally stay away, it is Hauz Khas Village. Initially a centre of much interest, it lost its magic too soon. Mainly, because it attracts more of the pompous types. Here, you can find all of Delhi's Porsches, Mercs,...read more
To me, peak season or tourist season is a myth waiting to be busted and the wiser ones must travel in off season to see the difference.read more