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More refreshing than the Tea

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on October 7, 2012

Darjeeling Tea is renowned world over. But there is one thing more rejuvenating than the flavor of the tea itself, the experience of standing in one of the Tea estates, feeling the cool tea scented breeze and watching artists work on their masterpieces.

Plucking tea leaves is a skill, one that is mastered through years of practice. And the movements of the plucker combined with her inner calmness, compose a surreal art form. And I was fortunate enough to witness one such display of beauty.

Parting Thought: The Tea plucker earns a daily wage of US$ 1.5 for 8 hours of labor.




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Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted…Really?That Bad?

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 19, 2012

Here’s a sign board I came across while enjoying Kodaikanal, a beautiful hill station in South India. I am used to seeing notices that say “Beware of Dogs” outside house gates. But this was too extreme for me. And a tad funny too 🙂 Wonder what bad experiences the landlords went through to warrant such a graphic display of a dog attack.

All that blood gushing out of the leg! I ain’t going anywhere near that property 😯

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Travel Diary: Siat Khnam: This is how we gamble in Meghalaya

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 16, 2012

Welcome to the beautiful land that is North East India. In the midst of the seven states lies Meghalaya, a natural wonder that boasts of some of the most beautiful sights and people. And speaking of people, there is one sport that they quite seem to enjoy: Siat Khnam. Every evening, a crowd of a few hundred gather in the middle of Shillong, the state’s capital, and surround a ring of archers ready to let fly hundreds of arrows into a single target. The thrill lies in the fact that betting in this sport is legal. Gambling enthusiasts bet on the number of arrows that will hit the target during a defined time period that the archers are at it.

eager archers preparing to let the arrows fly

I was fortunate enough to witness this spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Cannot “Toletare” a bad job

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 14, 2012

Another instance where a picture’s worth a thousand words. My commentary follows.


So, a high end construction company in my city could not have chosen two better lines to mess up. And, they have put up these hoardings in several places. I shall not comment on their judgement which thought that people would not see the glaring mistakes. They were right, many don’t. But I’m certainly NEVER going to invest in their projects. Why? Because I am cautious when I invest and I cannot tolerate a bad job! 🙂

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One Of My Favorite Snaps: Finland in Autumn

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 9, 2012

Location: Wilderness of North Finland

Season: Autumn

There is something so inspiring about this image.

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