Pune Journal…..Lights…..

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: “Light signifies the spiritual illumination brought about by truth, knowledge, love and peace. Light is synonymous with life”. What better way to celebrate ‘illumination’ than Diwali, the festival of Lights when homes and commercial properties are lighted up to welcome love and prosperity. Diwali lights in our new home in Pune. I…

Red Roofs…..

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge …….Red roofs from my terrace. This breathtaking profile, on a clear day, is not of the ‘Forbidden City’ (Beijing) but of a landscaped community of Pune city (India) where we recently moved to. Our roof is red too forging neighbourly bonds. Forbidden City, Beijing, China  

Metal and Wood Trail

River Café, Prince’s Island Park, Calgary: The exhilarating walk along a semi frozen Bow River merges with the feisty  ambiance of  River Cafe. But as always, I must checkout the washroom and the fascinating metal tap in the Ladies washroom was a delight.       Heartland Café, Okotoks: A 1902 Baptist Church converted into…

Four Cities and an Island

A Dubsmash version of an extended tour synced to 3 three language lyrics, Mandarin, English and Cantonese, and tyre music as we squeaked past surface splendors of Quebec, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Thousand Islands. Day 1….Our first stop is Thousand Islands (according to our Guide there are actually 1864) sprouting out of  St. Lawrence River and…