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“Travel is the healthiest addiction” I admit to being a little envious of my friend who will be attending a conference at Four Points by Sheraton in Jaipur. Rajasthan has been in my travel wish list for months now. Somehow, every time we plan a trip, something happens and we have to shelve it. Take last October, for instance. We were all set to go, and had made an itinerary. In the last minute, we had to cancel, as we had to be at home for police verification of my son’s passport renewal. Actually, my first ever chance to visit Jaipur was when I was in my twenties—and my colleagues at work were planning a trip. I had to miss it because of some family events during that time. Years later, I made a business trip to Delhi and two from our group were planning to visit Jaipur after the seminar ended.…

In April 2015, during our trip to Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, we met the Dalai Lama. Oh yes, just saying that takes me right back to that moment when he asked me “You came all the way from Bangalore to meet me? Thank you!” And squeezed my hand. And leaned into my hug. And tickled my son’s beard. I still feel the warm cozy pressure of his hand. Okay, so, I actually meant to write something nice and soothing for N. I pondered a number of ideas and wrote up drafts (yay! Me). I literally sweated over them. I wished myself in a cool place. That’s where the Dalai Lama angle comes in. I thought, why not take another trip to one of the beautiful places we visited, and take you along with me? We’re visiting the Norbulingka Institute today, a peaceful and picturesque world all its own. That morning, we…

I know – you are wondering why I said nature and planted the picture of that pretty dancer striking a pose on top, right? You’ll see what I mean as you read on! I am all about trying to slow down, upping my time offline and generally trying to breathe while going online only when I absolutely have to. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished! On that trail, which, at one point used to be the Holy Grail, I woke up yesterday morning and made my coffee as usual. Indeed all good things start with coffee! The phone rang and after a few minutes on the call, my son informed me he was going out to meet friends. So we breakfasted together. I decided to accompany him half the way, because this particular road is one I love and used to ride it at least four times a day. Filled…

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