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Freida Pinto  Urban Nomad.

On the last day of this year that taught me so much through both pain and happiness, I seize this humbling moment in the presence of the magnificent Himalayas. I remind myself that nothing is more rewarding and breathtaking than staying grounded, reflective, receptive and aware. I welcome another year of more self discovery and inner peace. .
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In the words of my favourite travel essayist Pico Iyer:
In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting STILL.
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Happy New Year all!!
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📷 : @coryt

To the Greatest Love of my Life,

It is impossible to imagine life without your sisterhood and this bond we share. The glorious depths of your generous heart is one of your greatest gifts and yet, this very gift makes me even more protective of you as I assume big sister/warrior role if anyone dare hurt you. And then there are times when all I want to do is fold into the tiniest ball in your arms and cry my heart out because someone out there hurt me. And You are ALWAYS there with the warmest, fullest embrace and the wisest words.

I feel so lucky that you accept me unconditionally in all my avatars without judgement. Thank goodness you were born. Thank goodness you were born 4 years before me because I wouldn't want any other Big Sister in the world but YOU. SHARON FIONA PINTO - I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL SOUL!

Just love 💛

Taj Mahal or as Rabindranath Tagore so rightly called it, 'a teardrop on the cheek of time.'
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It is impossible to not feel overwhelmed with awe and wonder as you step into the presence of this magnificent shrine of love. As we walked through the mausoleum at sunrise, the wind tunnel that was created within the main dome was almost hauntingly poetic. Your heart skips many beats. Call it love, call it ambition, call it pride...This King worshipped his Queen.

Shah Jahan ❤ Mumtaz

INDIA GATE, NEW DELHI. .
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ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों
ज़रा आँख में भर लो पानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी
ज़रा याद करो क़ुरबानी
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People of my country/ allow those tears to fill up your eyes/for those who have been martyred/ let us remember their sacrifice.
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. 📷 @coryt

Red Fort / Lal Qila- This magnifcent red sanstone fortress was the home to the Mughal Emperors for 200 years. It was built by the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the mid 17th century as their ceremonial and political headquarters.There were so many sections to this fort complex- the queen's quarters, the harem apartments, servants' quarters, hammam, the sprawling gardens... This fort was also looted and ravaged by war multiple times during the various invasions and take-overs ( Nadir Shah, the Marathas, British Raj). The peacock throne, the Koh-i-noor diamond, the jade cup for example were some of the things that were removed from it's home. A lot of historians have documented in detail what the Red Fort has seen and experienced but I stop for a second here in stillness and wonder what are the stories that they might have missed? Stories that have feelings and emotions. If only these red sandstone pillars could speak....
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Photo cred 📷 : @coryt .
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This handwoven kurta and scarf by the incredi ble @anitadongre

As a Bombay Girl at heart, it is impossible to not feel nostalgic in some of this city's oldest and still popular charms. Like Britannia & Co.. I used to frequent this Parsi restaurant as a student of St. Xavier's College and religiously ordered the Berry Pulav and sali boti. But it is not just the delish food you take in here, you are literally breathing in so much history and culture. The restaurant's 94yr old owner Boman Kohinoor personally comes over to take your order and share his stories.
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The Parsi community fled to India some 1200 years ago to escape persecution during the Arab conquest of Persia. Seeking refuge in India, they blend their own culture and traditions with the Hindu culture and created a new identity for themselves, while still retaining their roots.There is so much you will be curious about at this vintage, quaint little establishment started in 1923, but above all, you will find impossible to ignore that migration does create so much flavour and richness. Immigrants DO NOT change culture they EXPAND culture by expanding your world view and making it so much more connected.
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Follow @coryt to see some beautiful pictures he captured at this historic must visit spot in Mumbai. Jai Ho!

Mowgli Day!

How lucky is anyone who has been graced by your heart full of light!💛
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Birthday love, kisses and deep appreciation for you, my beautiful man! I celebrate you today and everyday. Happy Birthday love!
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#2MonkeysTogether 🐒❤🐒

In the mood for an adventure.... . 📸: @coryt

A little #tbt

A little surprise for all of you. Here is the trailer to... MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE —

Starting Thursday, November 29th, MOWGLI will be in select cinemas but on December 7, 2018 you can watch it on NETFLIX globally!

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