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A Cup of Liquid Poetry

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The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right.  –  Terri Guillemets Making tea. Making a poem. They have a lot in common. A poet poises each word on his palm, rubs it between his fingertips to feel its texture, smells it, sometimes even presses it gently into a shape that he has conceived in his mind, and finally slips it in meticulously at its apt slot nestling between two words which could draw the deepest essence … Continue reading

Voyages in RRR

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After 109 days Aswathy Rajani looks back at the stories she had tasted before they appeared in ‘Rum, Road Ravings’. She is now a happy lot with the kind of progress the website has made in the short span of its life. Hey there, We are happy to let our thousands of readers from all over the world know that Rum Road Ravings have been running for 109 days since its launch on March 14. RRR has hundreds of readers … Continue reading

Raisin the perfect

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There is a 62- kilometer stretch somewhere deep in Spain which is bordered with terraced vineyards, and speckled with traditional drying beds of grapes. Back in the 19th century travelers stood there in wonder as they saw those fine pebbles drying in the sun. They had only to taste to taste them to anoint Muscatel raisin as the emperor of raisins in the world. El Borge, that beautiful village situated 28 kms from Malaga town on the scenic ‘Route of … Continue reading

The Blood trees of Socotra

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(Esperienza Exotique is a column on exotic experiences waiting for us in different parts of the world. We will walk the earth, hop on to a train, a cruise or a car to find the best, the most precious and the most valuable in the world. It can be an orange, a perfume, a trek or a cruise. It can be a city, a pub, a bus stand or a doll. This series is here to enlighten and entertain you). … Continue reading