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Eastern market DC

Eastern market DC

When we were done sight seeing the monuments, memorials and museums we decided to visit the Eastern Market. It is DC’s oldest  market. Not only does it sell fresh, locally grown produce but also hand made arts and crafts. Such markets are my favorites as they offer a lot of art, culture, music and food and I can spend hours clicking pictures and do some shopping!  

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Washington D.C

Washington D.C

We went to the east coast this past long weekend. Although, we planned on going to New York, we just toured in Washington DC and spent time with family and friends in North Carolina, Raleigh!  Washington DC, the capital of US has many monuments and memorials and museums. I liked all of the museums and spent a lot of time reading about the past, current and future! I feel museums is a great way to learn!! What surprised me the most was that the...

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Rock painting

Rock painting

I am almost done with this semester. I am saying almost because I still have a couple research papers to work on, analyze my research data , write my MS project, and apply for DI which a long and a time consuming process. Anyway, since I am done with finals, I decided to paint. This time it was not on a canvas for a change. I painted some rocks, I picked from Mendocino coast. I wasn’t sure what I was going to with those rocks, but had...

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Dinner with Maiko: Part- 2

Dinner with Maiko: Part- 2

While Maiko played some music , danced and made our evening fun by playing a traditional Japanese game. We enjoyed our vegetarian, seven course French menu. I was so amazed at the variety the chef cooked for us! The meal was so presentable, appetizing and colorful!       I felt like the musical evening , good food and our long conversations with dear friends should never have ended! But like they say “All good things come...

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Dinner with Maiko: Part-1

Dinner with Maiko: Part-1

The highlight of our Japan trip was dinning with Maiko( trainee geishas). Maiko are young Japanese girls who are highly trained in Japanese art, culture and traditions. In olden days, Maiko would only serve green tea but gradually they began performing music, songs and dances for the customers only at high-class Japanese restaurants. Initially Maiko’s were to be seen all around in Japan but now only a few thousands are to be found in...

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Close to art, Close to God!

Last weekend I was at the Jain Temple in Milpitas celebrating its 12th anniversary. I got an opportunity to volunteer for ‘aangi’ ceremony which means decorating the marble idol of God. I instantly agreed as it was something do with art and I was excited to learn something new. Normally the idols are worshipped as they are,but on special occasions they are adorned with sandalwood, flowers, ‘resham’ (high quaIity silk)...

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