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-the world as I see it


Canary yellow, sunset orange, burnt sienna, atomic tangerine, neon carrot, mango tango and brick red to go along with jungle green, tropical rain forest and mountain meadow –  crayola has made sure … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mushroom pick(nic)ing

” It’s 8 am on a Sunday and I am up. This had better be worth it ” I grumbled to my friend, while rubbing my sleepy eyes for the umpteenth … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

November Rain

7 A.M. – my alarm wakes me up from a deep slumber, I leave the warmth of my sheets, still in a state of torpor Which starts to wear off when … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know your architectural styles – Renaissance

In the period following the Gothic style up until the origin of the Baroque style, the Renaissance style of architecture was predominant. Among the different architectural styles, this is one that … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know your architectural styles- Gothic

The easiest to differentiate among all the architectural styles, Gothic architecture manifests itself in grandiose churches and imposing castles across the length and breadth of Europe. This is the second … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know your architectural styles -Romanesque

“XYZ Church was built in the Romanesque style, but has Gothic and Baroque elements as well” – you are very likely to come across a sentence on the lines of this either in … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

The ruins of San Pedro de Arlanza

The best way to experience Spain, in my opinion, is to go road-tripping as you get to witness, first-hand, the sheer variety that the country has to offer in terms of geography, customs, … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment


The internet sure does have its way of drawing us in and getting us entangled in its ever-spreading web. Owing to my interest in structural engineering, you can sometimes catch me spending hours on … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

The MiraDouro of S. Leonardo

With its rich history of viticulture spanning over two millennia – yes, 2000 (NOT 200) years of wine production- the Douro valley has rightfully earned its place in the UNESCO world heritage list of cultural … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wood you bet high on it?

Hello readers, this post is a tad bit technical and might not be of much interest to non-civil engineering folk. There, I have warned you in advance. Wood is one … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

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