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Anubhuti Krishna

Writer. Traveller. Poet. Mother.

Anubhuti is a trainer by profession and a writer by passion. Her feature pieces, blog posts, and articles can be found in The Week and The Hindu among other online dailies.

When she is not travelling, writing, or collecting memories, Anubhuti can be found in a Training Room talking about Management & Leadership.

Her travel stories can be found at That Girl In Muddy Boots  while she rants about life at New Beginnings.

The Saving Grace Of The Stanford Sex Assault Case

Much has been written and said about the Stanford sexual assault case, in which the attacker got off with a light sentence. What stood out in this whole incident, however, was the grit of the girl. The fact that she decided to let her ordeal be known to the public via a powerful letter. That she had the support of her family and society in doing so.
15/06/2016 11:27 AM IST

That Heady Feeling Called Love

Pardon me if the subject of the post sounds clichéd but I am a die-hard romantic and this is the season of love: the air is fragrant, the mornings are chilly; the days are bright and evenings sensual....
14/02/2016 7:58 AM IST

Are You A Pigeon Or A Parrot?

While a pigeon poses patiently for hours (it really does), looks into your camera (even into your eyes sometimes) and does not object to its personal bubble being invaded, a parrot is almost never available for you. It does not let you come close, it does not pose, it gets really offended even if you direct a lens towards it...
09/02/2016 2:07 PM IST
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Reconnecting With Pakistan Through Stories And Songs

While I was growing up, one of the few things my rather quiet mother would often talk about was her time in Amritsar. She had spent the first few years of her married life there and was, understandably, very fond of the place. Among many other stories the one that came out most often was how she and my father would only listen to Radio Pakistan, and watch only Pakistani TV...
27/01/2016 8:10 AM IST

Khajuraho Beyond The Erotica

To atone for the sins of his unwedded mother, the king Chandravarman laid the foundation of the temples in Khajuraho. For generations the Chandela kings added to the temples of Khajuraho -- each structure more magnificent than the other -- until the fall of the dynasty. With the passage of time, the temples were buried under thick forests and remained lost for 500 years until a British officer stumbled across them in the 19th century. And now here we are, ready to make our own discoveries.
29/12/2015 2:43 PM IST
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Why I'm Not Sending My Kids To Classes Or Camps This Winter Vacation

I dread vacations, I really do. And, I think, almost every mother does. I order books, I buy crayons and colour pencils and paints. I pull out all the birthday gifts that I have successfully stowed away for months. And yet, when the vacations begin, I find myself terribly ill-equipped to handle the girls. Perhaps that is why, no sooner than the holidays start, most mothers, like me, want to pack the children off to some camp or the other.
24/12/2015 8:11 AM IST
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Why I'm Not Sending My Kids To Classes Or Camps This Winter Vacation

I dread vacations, I really do. And, I think, almost every mother does. I order books, I buy crayons and colour pencils and paints. I pull out all the birthday gifts that I have successfully stowed away for months. And yet, when the vacations begin, I find myself terribly ill-equipped to handle the girls. Perhaps that is why, no sooner than the holidays start, most mothers, like me, want to pack the children off to some camp or the other.
24/12/2015 8:11 AM IST
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A Trip To Ancient India: The Living Chola Temples Of Tamil Nadu

With World Heritage Week (19-25 November) being observed all over the country, I am reminded of my trip to the great living Chola temples of Tamil Nadu. Built during the 11th and 12th centuries by the kings of the Chola dynasty that ruled southern India for more than 450 years, these World Heritage Sites stand intact as a testimony to the affluence, brilliance and craftsmanship of the golden period. A stamp from UNESCO only confirms their significance.
26/11/2015 8:22 AM IST
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This Narak Chaudas, Cut Loose Your Demons

Narak Chaudas, more widely known as Chhoti Diwali, is all about letting go of the negativities in your life. This year, instead of focusing only on material clutter, why not try to clear the emotional mess too? It might just lead to a happier Diwali. I recently had a liberating experience with getting rid of my much-loved, long-desired nearly waist-length tresses.
10/11/2015 3:32 PM IST

Durga And Puja

My mother, amused by my strong dislike for the city, had commented that I sure will come back and might even have a lifelong connection with Calcutta. In the arrogance of my youth, I told her that could never happen and vowed never to return. As luck would have it, in just a few years, I was married to a certain Mr. Kar and in another few years owned a house there -- my mother had the last laugh.
29/09/2015 6:42 PM IST
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In Pursuit Of The Moon

I have been chasing the moon for many months now. I am not sure when it started or how. Maybe it began on one of those nights when I was standing on my balcony after a long tiring day looking at the stream of planes take off and land or maybe on an evening while picking clothes off the clothes-line. It is also possible that I noticed it when it peeped inside my bedroom from the tiny window as I lay dead tired on my bed.
09/09/2015 11:35 AM IST
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What Chennai Means To Me (Pictures)

Madras (Chennai) means different things to different people. Being an ardent admirer of the city, and its many facets, I spent Madras Day (August 22) on its streets, trying to look for the real Madras. Here is what I found.
28/08/2015 11:44 PM IST
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The 'Other Woman'

In my experience, if a relationship is strong, no one can seep in. If, however, emotional differences have already damaged the foundation, no one can save it. In such a situation, the third person is either just a catalyst or - more often than not - comes into the picture after the damage has already been done.
24/08/2015 8:12 AM IST