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Live Life in the Great Wide Open!

Live Life in the Great Wide Open!

In this journey called life, we progress from one milestone to another, be it finishing college, getting a job, getting married or achieving great success in our careers. Yet it is within these individual milestones that the greater part of our journeys lie. What we...

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Your Pocketbook of Adventure

Your Pocketbook of Adventure

No civilization has ever advanced by staying within the confines and comfort of the city walls. No nation has excelled without having some brave souls who ventured into uncharted territories to return home with stories of gandeur and beauty from far-away lands Today,...

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Steps towards an unknown destin(y)ation

Steps towards an unknown destin(y)ation

Before the backpacker came a timid and cautious traveller. The first time I ventured out of home (and my comfort zone) to travel on a whim, I chose a destination off the beaten track which was a day's journey away with no direct connections. It was a place called...

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Tune Out to Tune In

Tune Out to Tune In

Is our present day inclination for staying tuned to news just a mere necessity or has it already turned in to an addiction? In the mornings we grab the newspaper along with our bowl of cereals even without giving it a thought.We even flick the news channel to catch...

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Running fast yet standing still!!!

Running fast yet standing still!!!

After the longest hiatus from running, I was lured back to my foremost passion of running. Although I had hardly practiced it did not deter me from participating for the Townsville Marathon 2015. However I went for the half marathon this time around (21.2 Kms)....

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Feed the right Wolf!

Feed the right Wolf!

The other day, I had visited Ryan Catholic Community centre in Townsville for the NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebration and was really touched by a short story told by Father Dave Lancini. There is an old but profound native...

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Wherever You Go….

Wherever You Go….

When I was young, my friend and I would frequently visit a street side stall for some savory snacks after school. The passion with which this man cooked was what drew us and a hoard of other people to his humble stall and I can still vividly see him serving up his...

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The King and The Sage

The King and The Sage

Every morning we get up and face ourselves in the mirror. Yet, how many of us greet the person looking back. Our mind starts planning for the day ahead, our thoughts start wandering in every direction and it is 'Rush Hour' from the word Go! Yes of course, it is the...

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