What You Learn Living Away From Home

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Where Have You Been?

If you haven’t noticed, I have been MIA for a good 2 months now. Not just here on the blog but on social media as well for the most part. I have good reason to be since my life literally shifted.

If you have been here for a while, you must have read that I was soon starting Uni again. And, that is the biggest reason for me to be away for so long. I left home on the 15th Of August and have only now begun to settle into this new life.

I stayed in the college dorms for about a month and then moved out to an apartment not very far from campus. So, basically all I have been doing these past two months is settling in, then moving to a new place and settling in again. But life’s good now, there are still a few things I need to get done but I have enough free time to blog again. Which leads me to this…

I have said this before, I have plans for the blog to grow. From day one, Fervently Curious has been a blog all about books and I have loved every single moment of talking about the best thing in the world. Why the sudden change you may ask? There is nothing sudden about it since my heart was always set on branching out and writing about more than just books. That’s exactly what I am going to start working on now.Also the fact that I am currently doing my postgraduate in mass communication plays a huge role. I want to use this blog as a platform to grow and learn more as a media student.

You guys have been by my side through this entire journey and I am hoping that you will support me now as well. 

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One Year Blogiversary

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started blogging! Well, technically my blogging anniversary is on the 30th of June, but I forgot about it in my excitement of travelling to Dubai.

Rather than talking about the stats of the blog, I would like to THANK each one of you! You guys have been so welcoming, even after I quit blogging for some time.My very first post wasn’t an introduction, but a review of Paper Towns by John Green. When I published that post, I never thought I would make such amazing friends and be a part of such an awesome community. So thank you so much for all the love and support you guys have shown me this year. Every comment, every like, every share means a lot ❤

I sat down and looked back at my old posts and realised how much everything has changed. The way I review books have changed so much over the last year. I have also been a part of Top Ten Tuesday ( I tend to do them on a Wednesday since somehow I always miss Tuesday on the calendar :p). I also have a blogging tips series, though I have only published one post so far, you can read it here.

I have so many more ideas that will slowly start making an appearance on the blog. I really hope you guys will like it. But for now, I want to ask you a few questions, if you wouldn’t mind.

  • What types of posts do you enjoy the most?
  • Would you like to see more posts about India? (Like the one here)
  • Do you like the blogging tips series? Do you have any suggestions and advice for me? 

Let me know in the comments!

THANK YOU so much for all the love and support. I love you guys ❤ 

 

 

 

Where Have I Been?

Hi guys!!

This won’t be a long post just a little update to let you all know I am alive and not abandoning the blog again:

  1. The reason I was away for so long is because I was on vacation in Dubai! But those who follow me on Twitter or Instagram must already know that.
  2. I have a lot of posts to write and a lot of ideas as well. One of them will be documenting my visit to Dubai and the rest will be all the tags and awards I have been tagged in.
  3. I have a question for you guys: See, I have never done a travel post before, so let me know what you would like to know about Dubai and I will try and cover those points in the post.

Yeah,that’s about it for now! I am super excited to be back, because I have missed blogging and talking to you guys!

 

SOUVENIRS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD : The Wonder That Is India

Souvenirs From Across the World is a project that one of my very dear friend Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books came up with! Its all about the blogger community getting to know each other by talking about their country. TO know more about the project click here. To read Marie’s post about France, click here.

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I have lived in India my whole life. I lived in Mumbai for 13 years and have been living in Pune for the last 10. I haven’t stepped off this country yet, but that will change within 3 weeks <3. But no matter where I go, home will always be here! There is so much India has to offer and one post will not be enough, but I will try nonetheless.

Facts

  • India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices.
  • Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
  • In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
  • The father of India’s missile program, APJ Abdul Kalam, had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
  • India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population.

We have everything from beaches to snow covered mountains. Here are few such places:

If You Want Beaches

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

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Pic Credit: Yourstory

Palolem Beach, Goa

I have been here and this place is BEAUTIFUL!

Photo by_Andrew Miller
Pic Credit: Andrew Miller

Bangaram Island Beach, Lakshwadeep

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Pic Credit: Binu K S

If You Want Snow

Auli, Uttarakhand

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Pahalgam – Jammu Kashmir

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Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

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If You Want History

Red Fort: Delhi

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Gwalior Fort: Gwalior

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Mehrangarh Fort: Jodhpur

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If You Want Religion

Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

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Ranakpur, Pali

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Phew! Even after all this, there is SO MUCH MORE! I will do a part two if you guys want me to. Because trust me, there is more. So much more.

Tell me more about your home country!

Have you visited India?

Have you been to any of these places?

May Wrap Up + Book Haul

May was a bad month for me personally speaking! Blogging last week was tough, if you guys noticed I wasn’t around much. I am also drowned in work and get so tired at the end of the day, writing for the blog becomes difficult. Though, I have read a lot of books.

I am hoping that June is much better. So I am hoping to get some more posts up and work some ideas I have for the blog. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Books Read

 

Book Haul

ARC’s

 

Bought

 

Giveaway Win

I won this book from Armchair BEA

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Phew! Those are a lot of books! And all I read were four book! :p

Harry Potter is mine!!! Yaay! I have been saving up for the book set since ages!

Personal 

I am starting Uni again in the month of August and I have made up my mind to enjoy as much as I can with my friends and family. With that in mind, I went to Lonavala for a trip with a few friends to celebrate a birthday! I don’t have a lot of pictures since I was so busy enjoying myself. Next time, I promise I will!

We stayed for 3 days in this huge farmhouse with lots of food, games and dancing! It was a lot of fun.

 

How many books did you buy/get in May?

Have you read any of them above?

Let me know in the comments below. 😀

I Am Alive

I know this post is all over the place, but that’s how I have been these past months.

Yes, I know I have been away for a long time. But a lot has happened in this period of time. I got the flu, twice. Got an eye infection which took about a month to go away. And also started working full time. Yes, that’s a lot to happen to one person. Work keeps me so busy I hardly ever have the time or energy to do anything else. In fact, I am at work while I write this, it’s one of those sweet moments at work, where I have little work.

I started a fitness journey during this time as well. And I am planning to make a blog about it, just to keep myself accountable.

In all this craziness I hardly ever read anything. And oh how I have missed reading. But I started reading The Book Thief now and I am three chapters in. Will write a review soon.

Just wanted to give you guys an update on what’s going on with life.

P.S. To everyone who has tagged me different awards and posts, thank you so much! I will get to them when I have some breathing space. I promise I will do them!

Love,

Sush