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Archive for April, 2012

Our wedding anniversary was just around the corner and we were wondering what different can we do this time. Brinda took the responsibility of planning an appropriate event as she knows her city better. Thanks to Haripriya’s Nana, Nani (grandparents), they happen to be in Mumbai around that time and offered to babysit.

Something around the water is always nice, thanks Advantage Mumbai!! Sailing in Arabian Sea, off Gateway of India sounded exciting and adventurous as this was our first time. The location is quick and easy to get to from Brinda’s house, that was another plus. We picked a weekday to avoid the crowds. It was a nice sunny day with perfect wind.

The sailing company is just few months old, started by this young couple. I like the fact that they’re doing something different. It is nice to encourage such small businesses.

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We moved to Atlanta in 2005 after living in New Jersey for six years. Like most of our moves, it was a planned move. Though we had a nice circle of friends, family, good job opportunities, access to a great city like NYC but it was the time to move. Of course several reasons for the same, let me get into some of these:

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Paris was the only disappointment, out of all European cities that we visited last year. I guess because the expectations were high. We had heard so much about Paris. The Maharajas (and other elites from India) are known for their love affair with the French designers for centuries. Even now, the city remains a magnet for the most.

As our train approached Paris, it reminded me of Delhi. The old and not so tall buildings, some of the avenues and streets are just like what we see in Connaught Place, New Delhi.

After doing all the research, we narrowed down to only a few landmarks: Luxembourg Gardens, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower (of course). I will start with the most favorite first:

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