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A2Z Challenge sneak peek – A bit of everything

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clothes all over
washing dirty linen
a way of life

This is the famous Dhobi Ghat of Mumbai  which has also inspired a movie by the same name. Though we did not enter it, it did give a strange sense of feeling when we saw it from above… Chaotic as well as a strange order within.

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Well that’s exactly what my theme is going to be for the A2Z April challenge.. No not clothes silly !.Its going to be as chaotic and mish mashed as this Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, covering a wide range of topics.  :)

Now hop over to Vidya’s blog to know the wide range of themes by the participants of A2Z. For more memes click here

 

Bibi ka Maqbara – Mini Taj

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Built by Aurangazeb in honor of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum, it was completed by his son…Called Bibi ka Maqbara, it tries to replicate the Tajmahal and was designed by Ata-ullah, son of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the architect of the Taj Mahal. (source-Wikipedia).

We heard of this in Shirdi when we were in midst of our vacation. We had taken a road trip to Maharashtra from Bangalore and it was particularly exciting since I love driving. The Bibi ka Maqbara is located in Aurangabad. I have always felt these vacations better compared to travel abroad. There are so many things we are not aware of within India and which are a joy to experience. The Mini TajMahal was a totally new experience and a site to behold.

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Day 283 – Wooden Toys

Good to C but not to eat unless u want broken teeth !!

Came across one of  our rips, these are the replicas of fruits made from wood. Specialty of  Sawantwadi, a Maharashtrian village, many kinds of wooden toys can be found here for children and the child at heart !

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