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ranaruby --- green light: Sound of Music

ranaruby --- green light: Sound of Music: In the Country of Symphony - AUSTRIA Sometime in mid-nineties, my young journalist brother Ambar returned from an official trip to...

Sound of Music

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In the Country of Symphony - AUSTRIA

Sometime in mid-nineties, my young journalist brother Ambar returned from an official trip to Austria. He invited us to a party, where, over sips on Scotch, he shared his wonderful moments amidst the beauty of nature in Salzburg. With a glint,  mesmerized and carried away, I listened. The scenes from the musical classic ‘Sound of Music’ flashed across in pieces. But somewhere the traveler in me felt jealous. The very thought that I never get what I long for kept on recurring at the back of my mind. It is true that we humans do not get everything we long for in our lifetime. But this was amongst very special and dear to my longings. So while preparing my itinerary for the Europe tour in 2017, I requested my sister and brother in law to join us from Frankfurt, where they stay. We drove down the autobahn, with Arindam at wheel, from Frankfurt to Switzerland and after spending 3 days there we moved into Austria. We were at S…

ROMAN HOLIDAY PART1

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ranaruby --- green light: An Evening with India's Most Daring Mountaineer

ranaruby --- green light: An Evening with India's Most Daring Mountaineer: Basanta Singha Roy On the evening of 10 th August 2014 Basanta Singha Roy invited us at his Bijoygarh residence in South Calc...