Month: December 2014

Travel

Skies from Putrajaya

Putrajaya ,  the administrative capital of Kuala Lumpur  25 Km south of Kuala Lumpur is  made out of a former Palm Oil plantation. A complete city with its own man made lake, schools, hotels, commercial space and of course residential areas, is meant only for the civil servants who run Malaysia. It is easily accessible by …

Travel

Not just an ordinary tin pot

During my recent trip to Malaysia we visited the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. It was not always Royal Selangor but started out as an ordinary cottage industry and has now grown into the largest pewter factory in the world. I have several pieces of pewter (dusty beer mugs, some salt cellars and candelabra) which were …

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Isn't It Lovely: Understanding Blog Awards

So if like me you wondered why you never got the Blog of the Year award, here’s the reason why. Many of these blog awards are, it seems like playing tag – a blogger designs a badge and awards it to another blogger who awards it to the next and so on and so forth. …

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Giving : Food for Thought

In the month of November, as most bloggers were busy with NaNoWriMo,  writing activity at WriteTribe was temporarily suspended . But even though I was busy writing my Great Indian Novel, I missed writing for Write Tribe and I’m glad it’s up and running once again.  Both Vidya and Corinne began the month by blogging …

Travel

Thrills and chills with a Bond called James in Kuala Lumpur

The name’s Bond, James Bond This is the classic introduction of James Bond, Royal Navy Commander, a fictional secret service agent  created by Ian Fleming in the early 50’s. Many of us have grown up with films of this dashing, spymaster as he fought the cold war with gadgets and gizmos and a dash of …