About

I am a passionate student of life, who believes in “Drink Life to its Lees” (by Lord Alfred Tennyson in the poem Ulysses ).

I am the co-founder of Non-Profit Organization – Aashayein Foundation @aashayein, which i started along with school friends in 2007 with an objective to provide education to underprivileged children. I consider that this NGO has been one of the turning points as well as one of the major milestones of my life.  I have enjoyed working here, i have met so many of my friends here. Seeing the tears in the eyes of these children and their not-so-good situation make me emotional. And this also drives me to work more with more commitment and dedication for this cause. At the end of the day, when i find smiles of these children, i feel so satisfied and happy in my life. This, i believe, has been the biggest reward of my life. I am very thankful to God who has given me enough strength, physical ability and acumen to do this work.

During my school days, i always enjoyed studying geography. Reading maps and identifying various countries, cities and places of importance on the globe and map was one of my favorite pastimes. I used to enjoy the photos of various cultures and countries in my books. Being a keen quizzer, by the time i had passed out of my school, i had known the capital cities and other major cities of almost all the countries of the world. These were important factors of my life which sparked the curiosity in me for traveling and exploring countries and their cities. Now whenever i get an opportunity to travel, i get excited like a child. In fact, if i spend more number of days and months without travel, i feel a sense of restlessness in me. I have now started believing in this thought that i am not going to measure my life by the number of years i live but i will measure my life by the number of countries i will see in my lifetime.

In this expedition of travel, i am so fortunate to have my wife as my biggest supporter and contributor. Both of us are always planning for our next trip and next country. Our wish is to see all the countries by the time we are on our death-bed.

Classic English literature fascinated me always in school. That is when in high school, i wrote my first poem. My love for writing took off then. I have been now writing more regularly since 2010 when i opened my account on wordpress. Thanks WordPress for introducing me to the beautiful world of blogs.

As a researcher in the area of business and management, i have authored more than a dozen technical papers for conferences across the globe. You can read my ideas in these papers at IEEE Xplore digital library, Google Scholar and the conference proceedings. I also worked as the editor of a newsletter in my previous organization where i used manage its publication, and contributed regularly to the newsletter. I an a regular contributor to various online blogs like Eat.Drink.Dish Minneapolis, Minneapolis Northwest, Software Excellence Process Group (SEPG) Conference, and 21st Century Norbert Wiener.

I was introduced to the beautiful world of photography during my first date with my wife. Venue of our date was neither a coffee shop, nor a restaurant, a theater or a park. Interestingly, it was a historical monument where she showed me a different color of life. And that day, i was hooked to two things in my life – my wife and photography. Sometimes jokingly, my wife reminds tells me that my camera has substituted her as my first wife because wherever i go, i make it a point to take the camera along.

I would share some more facets of my life at some later point. I would love to know more about you as well. Hence, feel free to share about yourself and your thoughts in this space.

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147 Responses to About

  1. ayushi says:

    Amazing photographs Suyash. A cool job, travel stories, camera and a loving wife, you have everything sorted out !! 🙂
    I have not been any parts of US still, but covered fair parts of India and some parts of Europe, wish I knew how to photograph well though. 😉
    I am glad we could connect. Cheers! 🙂

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  3. Janice says:

    Hi Suyash: You should receive a ping from me, here tomorrow morning. I’ll be nominating you for a Three Day Three Quote Challenge. I imagine you may be extremely busy these days but just in case I thought I’d extend an invitation. All the best 🙂

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  4. If quotes excite you, I have some challenge for you: https://4yearoldadult.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-3/
    Looking forward to your response. 🙂

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  6. Hannah says:

    Hey Suyash, such an pretty amalgam of everyday life & photography( which, by the way, is stunning!)
    Glad to have chanced upon your blog,
    Keep it up!
    Regards,
    Hannah 🙂

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  7. Norma says:

    Hey Suyash, I have nominated you for the blogger recognition award. I would really be happy if you’d accept it. I would perfectly understand if you decide to decline it. Please check the post at https://normashilpi.wordpress.com/?p=2288&preview=true

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  10. Passenger says:

    Thanks for stopping by. Peace.

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  11. Hello, I am inviting you to a challenge (WordPtressFriendship WPF). Please see INCOMESCO https://jesiwagle.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/wpf-one/ for the rules.

    Thank you very much !

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  13. Hey! I have nominated you for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’, take a look here: https://4yearoldadult.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/blogger-recognition-award/ 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for recognizing my blog for this award. I will write a post about it, though it may take some time. And congratulations to you as well for this award 🙂

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  16. Julia says:

    Hello:)
    Just extending an invite to join a new weekly photo challenge that I am hosting:)
    Share your best take on the week’s theme and upload your link to the Photo Link!
    https://myredpage.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/camera-lucida-enchanted/

    Hope to see you at the exhibition:)

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  17. irvingw54 says:

    Thanks for stopping by ourshadowswillremain.com. You have vibrant and powerful photographs, I look forward to sharing with you.

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  19. julial213 says:

    Thank you for the follow. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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  20. <3 missus <3 says:

    Very interesting! I love the anecdote about photography and your wife 🙂 Keep traveling and sharing and living life to its fullest :)!!! Thank you as well very much for following my blog – it means a lot to me as a newbie!!!

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    • Thank you so much for your appreciation & wishes, and for visiting my posts. I am glad that you liked this anecdote.

      Enjoy yourself and keep writing your heart out in your blogs. Hope to read more of your thoughts. Good luck 🙂

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  21. What a lovely About page! I, too, hope to measure my life by the number of trips I take, for I feel that I learn so much by seeing and doing. Thanks for following our blog, Oh, the Places We See. And best wishes to you for much success. You’re gonna see more than I have because you are starting out so young. Go for it!

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    • Thanks a lot dear for your visit to my pages and your appreciation. I realized it few years back that travel makes me thrilled and gives me so much happiness in life. Thats when I decided, I am gonna visit and see as many countries as possible in my lifetime. I hope I will be able to make it possible.

      Thanks once again and have a great weekend dear 🙂

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  22. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Suyash! I’ve decided to read and follow 10 interesting and new blogs a day every day of May 2015, and yours is today’s #7! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy blogging!

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    • Thank you so much Jacob for reading my blog and following it. Its interesting to get different perspectives by reading blogs of other bloggers. Enjoy your readings 🙂

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  23. Hey there! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award in order to thank you for your support and the inspiration you’ve been to me! 🙂 And for your incredibly amazing photography skills!!! 😀
    https://threadsandties.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    • Thanks a lot Saksham for your kind words and nominating me. I really feel honored that I was able to inspire you in your journey. It really motivates me to hone my skills and present better visual stories to you and my readers. I will surely accept it and write a blog about it, though it may be little delayed as I am yet to write blogs on few more nominations.

      Once again, thanks a lot for your kind gesture. Have a great week ahead 🙂

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    • 😀 Take all the time you need… And you really deserved the award… 🙂

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  24. nimz says:

    Hey.. Thank You for following me.. your blog is awesome.. Everything in this page feels lively and it shows that urge to write.. keep on writing.. stay blessed.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Hi Nimz, thanks so much for your kind words and visit. It really motivates me to write and share more with you and my readers 🙂

      Let’s connect more often over our blogs. And have a great time. Thank you once again 🙂

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  25. Julia says:

    Thank you for visiting my red world and following:) Love the pictures:)

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  26. rododovris says:

    Τhank you very much for your time to visit and follow.

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    • You are most welcome Rodo. And thanks to you as well for follow and your visit to my blog site. I appreciate it and hope to continue our interaction in future as well. Have a great day 🙂

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  27. Very interesting blog…:) Amazing photography…:)

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  28. bethbyrnes says:

    What a varied and interesting blog, Suyash. We share some key interests and I am looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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  31. Jennifer L Thorpe says:

    Your life is a beautiful story in the making. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  32. trablogger says:

    Very wonderful introduction. Good to know more about aashayein foundation. Good luck with everything 🙂

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    • Thanks a lot dear for your visit and your kind words. I appreciate that. Will connect more often now over our travel experiences and photography…Have a great week..:)

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  33. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Suyash, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired and I appreciate your visits. I am enjoying your blog!

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    • Thanks Jane for following my blog too. I really appreciate that you are enjoying my works. You have a wonderful blog with some very stunning photographs. Its good to be connected and share each other’s works.

      Let’s interact more often over our blogs. Till then, enjoy yourself 🙂

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  34. rewa says:

    Hi Suyash! This is such a cool blog you have here! For me, I can never have enough of seeing new places, so it was fun dropping by here.
    Thanks for the follow on Echoes of Life. Hope to see more awesome photographs from you!
    Rewa 🙂

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  35. AA says:

    Hello Suyash!
    It’s nice visiting your blog. Thank-you for following.
    Keep visiting, keep reading.

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    • Hi Amara, You got a very beautiful name 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog and the follow. Lets connect more often over our blogs, and share bundle of joy over the written words. Thank you and have a great week..!!!

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  36. Sunny says:

    Hi Suyash, I enjoyed your poems and traveling posts. There are certain things we have common like poetry writing, NGOs and with time will find more. So stay in Touch Keep Writing. And thank you very much for your follow and appreciative comments. Jai shri Krishna

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    • Thanks Sunny for visiting my poems and blogs. I really appreciate that. Yes, we do have things in common. It will be great exploring more of the commonalities in future. I generally post 1-2 blogs every week. So, keep providing me your valuable feedback on my posts and i will do the same on your posts. I really like your shayari and poems. They are very expressive and emotional. 🙂

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    • Sunny says:

      Thanks and sure will keep visiting you. Happy Blogging

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  37. beckarooney says:

    Heya thank you for checking out my blog, I appreciate the follow 🙂 you have a brilliant site yourself, looking forward to your posts.

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  38. Hi Suyash, thank you for the like and the following which has brought me to your site! Working in the Aashayein Foundation must be very fulfilling and rewarding. I wish you every success with your work 🙂

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    • Thanks a lot dear for your visit and following my blog. I am glad and thankful for your kind words and appreciation.

      Yes, its an amazing feeling to see so much smiles around, though of late, i am in usa and work more remotely. Its one of my passion to work in Aashayein. 🙂

      Will connect and interact more often, now that we have found each other. Have a great week ahead…:)

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  39. Ruchi says:

    Hi Suyash,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog 🙂
    I am happy to find your beautiful blog here. You have an amazing collection of pictures and articles. Hope to follow your travel journeys and learn more about them.
    Happy New Year 🙂

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    • Hi Ruchi, you are most welcome dear. I am glad you liked my photos and articles. What does a blogger need more..!!!

      Will most certainly look forward for your blogs and creativity in 2015 as well. Will ‘travel along’. Have a great new year. Have fun.

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  40. Himanshu says:

    Hi, thanks for the follow on my blog. Going thru your posts one by one.

    Lets connect more often!

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  41. Your blog inspires me Suyash , so I have nominated you for ‘The inspiring blogger award’ !
    Here is the link , please go through it to accept it 🙂

    http://sweetykannoth.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/awards-again/

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    • Thank you soooo much, Sweety, for this nomination. I am so glad that you considered me worthy enough and i humbly accept me. And i really feel honored that my work was able to inspire you. I guess those words themselves are the biggest award for me and for that matter, to any blogger or creative person. Its like the icing on the cake coming towards the end of this year. And motivates me to write more better and honest blogs and click better shots in 2015.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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    • It has been my pleasure too…Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year too 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Sweety…:)

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  42. Kendra S says:

    Hey Suyash! Thanks very much for the blog follow – I look forward to poking around here 🙂

    Kendra

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  43. Anita says:

    Thank you very much for following my blog, Suyash! Some really descriptive details about Mexico here on your blog; a definite go-to if I ever visit there. 🙂

    Wish you lots of fun travel while you’re in the US.

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  44. Raconteur says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a very interesting blog. It is nice to read the details you give with your photos.
    BTW, how is Mexico in terms of safety? I would love to visit it but have heard so many negative thoughts. Hope will get help from your experience.

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    • Glad that you like my blogs. Thanks.

      I must tell you Mexico has got a very bad name in the media about its safety and all. But that’s not all true. Barring few areas if Mexico, which are more closer to USA borders, rest of Mexico – the touristy part- is pretty safe. We never had a problem anywhere. Public transport like metro and buses are pretty good. One thing I can tell you is that in every part of the world, there will be good and some bad people. One just needs to be little cautious and alert, which I am sure most of are. Coming from India, I think , we all are used to how to take care of ourselves.

      Go and plan out your trip to Mexico. You are find more details in mg blog: A trip in the making in Mexico page. 🙂

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  45. Hi, thanks for the follow on my blog, good to be across yours too 🙂

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  46. Karuna says:

    I love how you are making the things that are important to you your top priority in living. What an awesome role model you are. How long have you been in the U.S.? How long do you plan to stay? I’m glad you intend to see the Utah canyons while you are here. Seattle, where I am from, is also very beautiful. I’m look forward to learning more about you as I follow your blog.

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    • Thank you so much Karuna for your nice words. I really appreciate. I have moved to USA with my wife very recently on a long term basis, hopefully. However, during my earlier trips, I has visited Seattle in 2012. Its such a lovely city, very beautiful. Unfortunately, I could not see Mount Reinier, which I hear is awe inspiring.

      Thanks for following my blog. Nice to connect with you. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  47. Swav says:

    Hi! I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster blogging award, if you’d like to participate…

    http://byswav.com/2014/10/10/the-liebster-award-october-2014/

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  48. Hi Suyash

    Thank you . I hope i get more inspiration from your blogs to explore my interest. Will go through your blogs to know how you travel around and your art of photography. As both of them are my topic of interest as well.

    Regards
    Babita

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    • Thanks Babita for your nice words. They motivate me to travel more and more. Most of the time, I travel countries like a backpacker on frugal budget and try to meet locals, know their culture, spend time with them and do photography. Now that you are in USA, you must explore and travel as much as possible. Try visiting countries of Central and South America where your USA visa is good to go. My wife and i will plan to travel these countries, mostly from 2015 end. I must tell you traveling countries is not an expensive affair if you plan well.

      Have a good time in USA and enjoy fall colors and harsh winter, as it will be your first snow in USA.

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    • Thank you for your suggestions and hope winter treats me well.

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    • Winter will be fun, provided you have layers of clothing and sufficiently protected. Its very windy in Chicago as well. I experienced it last winter. Have fun.

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    • I am waiting for that.

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  49. Hello Suyash-
    Thank you for stopping by Just Another Nature Enthusiast and giving a “follow.”
    I appreciated your invitation to view your post “Relic.” Wow! A very thought-provoking piece of photo-journalism. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Jane

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    • suyashchopra says:

      Dear Jane, Glad that you liked my posts and it can stir some thoughts in your mind and others as well. It will definitely be my sincere attempts to try and write something more meaningful, in the way forward to create a more just society.

      Thanks once again for your kind words and so supportive comments. Really appreciate you for that. 🙂

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  50. sonyavdg says:

    Suyash
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comments on my blog. I look forward to exploring your blog too.

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  51. afsheenanjum says:

    Hello,
    I hope you are doing fine, I am very glad that you liked my blog and followed it. I will be around to see more from you. Your future visits and comments on my blog are valuable please come again.
    May Allah bless you , ameen

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    • suyashchopra says:

      Thanks a lot, Afsheen. I am kind of slow in putting my travelogue coz of time constraints. But having admirers like you always motivates to write more and make sure that my travel experiences help others also in Seeing the world. I will definitely be around to read more informative blogs from you and provide my feedback.

      Have a good time. Enjoy your life.

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    • afsheenanjum says:

      🙂 Thank you so much for your reply.
      May Allah bless you , ameen

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    • suyashchopra says:

      You are most welcome, dear 🙂

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  52. Uncle Spike says:

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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  53. Hello Suyash,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following it.

    Your blog is truly amazing as I could find a great deal of information and the way you have written is just awesome.

    Let me explore your blog post by post 🙂

    Have a nice day.

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  54. Will look forward to more posts !

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  55. Sure I will. Music, food and the people – it definitely sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

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    • suyashchopra says:

      You can only tap your feet to the tune of Mariachi music. Food is very close to Indian style with beans, rajma, rice, roti kind preparations as ingredient. I will soon write on all these topics. Do keep watching this space.

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  56. Hi Suyash, I was just exploring your very interesting blog – what a great blend of wonderful writing and amazing pictures.
    And thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my blog. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to more posts !!

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  57. Reshmi says:

    Hi….
    Amazing poems….

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