Monthly Archives: March 2014

Playing Holi (Expat Week #052)

Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors. ~unknown It is fitting … Continue reading

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Distance Creates Closeness (Expat Week #051)

Everyone you meet comes with baggage, find someone who cares enough to help you unpack.  ~Ziad K. Abdelnour   I have baggage. I am not talking about the suitcase type one brings to the airport, though, the baggage I carry does … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Madurai Temples (Expat Week #050)

India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay. ~Shashi Tharoor Our flight out of Madurai was … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Meenakshi Amman Temple (Expat Week #049)

Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known. ~Mahatma Gandhi   The final leg of our tour of India took us to Madurai.  I chose Madurai … Continue reading

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Tour of India – THE Taj Mahal (Expat Week #048)

The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time. ~Rabindranath Tagore When someone mentions India, probably the most common image that comes to mind is THE Taj Mahal. I … Continue reading

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