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DC Saturdays

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Between moving, on-boarding, never-ending-checklists and spurts of laziness the last few months have been ridiculously busy. Visited the Museum of Natural History yesterday. Couldn’t do the Butterfly pavilion since tickets were sold-out. Could have planned this better! Nevertheless, had a great time out!

PCS – Orientation

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After three years of focused effort, this July 5th, I will be taking the Oath of Office as a Foreign Service Specialist. Super thrilled! The last twelve months has been crazy busy with lots of travel amidst heavy uncertainty. And our PCS move last week has been nothing different. We’re still waiting on Travel Order…


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As I walked up from the basement this early morning, I got to capture this beautiful picture of the light from the laundry room ‘lighting’ up the lamp from the Kolam. We performed Appa’s Satabhishekam today. His sisters could attend the ceremony in person and a good bunch of family zoomed in. Until yesterday, we…

Visapur-Lohagad hike

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L made me promise on Saturday night that I wouldn’t cancel the hike next morning. She had every reason to be doubtful since we’d cancelled the Rajgad hike earlier today. After our K2S hike last night neither Ankur nor I were in a mood to venture out in the heat.  What we didn’t know however…

Katraj to Sinhagad – Take 5

[caption id="attachment_37938" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Sinhagad at a distance. This picture is from on of my previous hikes.[/caption] Sharp at 0600 as we finally reach the road that winds up to Sinhagad, Ankur and I take a moment to savor the twilight chill. The last 7.5 hours has been nothing short of mesmerizing and rewarding. Just…