Life of Pi – Why I loved the book more than the movie.

Book Review of Life of Pi, by Yann Martel When a story claims to make you believe in God, can a mere mortal not be intrigued? I saw “Life of Pi,” the movie, directed by Ang Lee years ago, and found the movie along with its 3D effects entertaining enough. Only when I began reading... Continue Reading →

ROAD TRIP to Mae Rim and Mae Taman

Wild elephants in the mountains and a serendipitous journey to a bridge in Mae Taeng river. A little research into Thailand and you would see that the best voted activities for families, and people who love wildlife are elephant camps and tiger kingdoms in Chiang Mai. After our first day riding up to the hills of... Continue Reading →

A kind Thai lady who sang “Chale Chalo” in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Our host who turned out to be my most favorite person in Thailand. That’s Chaibutr in the extreme right. I took this photo when we were leaving Chiang Mai. When we were searching for a stay in Chiang Mai on Airbnb, I zeroed in on her “Ban Come in” stay because of the extremely good... Continue Reading →

“The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai.

Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss? Book review of “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai. When I first started reading “The Inheritance of Loss”, I was excited because I was holding a Booker baby here, but 20 pages into the book, and I was not so excited anymore. I went into a slump, I... Continue Reading →

Ladyboys are just like us

My first experience in a Ladyboy cabaret show in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An experience you must not miss. An honest confession — I have always been fascinated by ladyboys, beautiful feminine creatures who dance like butterflies on delicate high heels and elaborate headgear. They look nothing less than a peacock in the rain. But, I never thought... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai, the most beautiful city in Thailand.

Have you ever experienced the sadness of leaving a place that you knew had etched a permanent beauty in your soul. Tha Phae Gate of the Chiang Mai old city. I felt that immense sadness as I bid adieu to my host Chaibutr in Chiang Mai and left for the airport. When I was researching extensively... Continue Reading →

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