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Interestingly American

“Your outfit is interesting,”she said. I thanked her. “Your are wearing an interesting cap,” he said. I thanked him. “The curry tastes interesting,” they said. I was delighted at the compliment. Little did I know! The Oxford English dictionary defines ‘Interesting’ as, arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention. So, a debate is… Continue reading Interestingly American

Art and Crafts · Travel

Giving Museums A Chance

What if you went to a museum and the exhibits were dusty, turning color and rusting? What if the displays never changed? What if captions barely told you anything about the piece of art? Would you ever go back? Growing up I rarely went to museums.  Despite museums, having some beautiful works of art, the… Continue reading Giving Museums A Chance

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Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

Amidst the green mountains, just off the interstate in North Carolina, lies Asheville – a city that has tons of arts, culture and food, all packed into the small area that makes the city’s vibrant downtown. It’s a place where people celebrate the colors in clothes, the sounds in music and the taste in food/drinks.… Continue reading Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

Art and Crafts · Travel

Arts In America – Berea, Gatlinburg and Black Mountain

In keeping up with my desire to learn about and make art this year, on our trip to the South, Ashwin and I decided to visit a lot of small towns which thrive on being artisan communities. We hopped around to a few communities between Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Berea: Our first stop was in Berea,… Continue reading Arts In America – Berea, Gatlinburg and Black Mountain

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Horses, Stables & Bourbon Y’all

I wish I never ever forget the South, where  we were greeted with big smiles and “how are y’all this beutiful** braht*** mornin?”, where Ashwin had aigs* for breakfast, I had me some grits and biscuit. I hope I don’t forget the people that said they lived in the country and that didn’t bother ’em none.… Continue reading Horses, Stables & Bourbon Y’all

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Trip To Discover A Different America

I cannot clearly remember what it was that made me want to visit some of the Southern states that I did. Did I want to visit the Bourbon trail, see horses that raced in the Kentucky Derby, or was it reading about Asheville and the arts there? Did the trip spin out out my desire… Continue reading Trip To Discover A Different America

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Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

As the winter really sets in, I am one of those people who take weekend trips to colder places. I mean, which of you will not agree that a few degrees colder than NYC is easy to handle? My logic about not going to warmer places is, I just cannot come back to the cold in… Continue reading Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

Art and Crafts

Art (in New York) Today

I went to an installation of LED lights at the New Museum. This is Art. I saw paintings of horizontal lines painted across a canvas. This too is art. I saw painting made of short brush strokes. This is also art. I grew up in a time when paintings and sculptures were considered art. I have… Continue reading Art (in New York) Today

Lifestyle · Travel

Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

I have come to realize that when you live in New York City, your trips are already planned for you. Seasonally there are a bunch of trips that are socially acceptable, if that is something concerns you. My first couple of years, I always planned to go to the wrong places at the wrong times. It… Continue reading Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

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We love our Lines

In Manhattan I stand in lines for everything. The first time I had to stand in line for food, I channeled what my dad always told methought, ” Hey! That’s crazy. I am not that desperate for food.” I quickly got out and walked away. By and by, I realized that in New York, it’s a mattar… Continue reading We love our Lines