About

Housewife, Mother, Traveller, Bookworm, aspiring Freelance writer..... these are just a few of the words that I think, describe me..... But if you want to know more, read on......... 


About Me......


I was one of those who was very sure what she wanted to be - a scientist.... and the road seemed clear ahead as I completed my Masters degree in Physics and enrolled for a Ph.D. That is when life took one of its sudden turns, and I found myself abandoning my choice of career and looking for something to keep me occupied.


While I was still exploring my options, I got married, and re-discovered the joys of travelling, especially since my husband loved getting out of the city as much as I did! Soon, however, came the joys (and travails) of motherhood, and life took another turn as I found that everything for me now revolved around my son.


Being the kind of person who cannot stay put in one place for too long, I was keen on doing something which would help me express myself, and that is when my sister-in-law suggested I write a blog. I was sceptical about it at first, but once I got on to the bandwagon, I was hooked!


My Blogs.......


Today, I write about a whole lot of stuff........


This blog, A Wandering Mind is mainly about my travels, but as the name suggests, I wander every now and then to other topics too, such as my son and the happenings around me.


This is where you can catch up with all the small and big things I discover with my son, starting from our backyard, to wherever we travel.




My son- my inspiration!


My visit to Kashi made me realize how little we knew about the wonderful city, one of the oldest in India, and the heart of our culture and identity. There were so many people who wanted to go to Kashi, or send their parents on a pilgrimage, but did not know the details.I thought of writing a separate blog for Kashi and the surroundings, and thus, Kashi Yatra came into being. The response from the blog has been so awesome that I feel happy to have been of help to at least a few others.


                                                                                                                              
Telling stories to my son and searching for books for him made me write down a few stories by myself. Not all of them are original, while some are from mythology and some from folk tales, but they are my rendition of the tales, and you can find them on my story blog Stories for Children


The way ahead.....


Writing on the internet brought to the fore, dreams of seeing my name in print. This dream was also fulfilled when a couple of my articles were accepted by newspapers and magazines. You can check out my published articles on my Publications page.


Contact Me


The main reason for my starting a blog was to get in touch with like-minded people, and share information and  interests. The more I blog, the more this desire increases, so if you like my blog, please do drop in with your comments, and even if you don't, your suggestions are welcome!


You can write to me at anushankarn(at)gmail(dot)com





44 comments :

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    1. Like your Blogs. Good efforts put in. Feel inspired and motivated.

      My Recent blog: http://kolkatatraveldiary.blogspot.in/

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  2. I like your writing specially a travel blog on Binsar, it's the Most Beautiful place i ever visited in my entire life! Thanks for your beautiful description of Binsar!!!

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  3. Hi There,

    Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and journeys here. I am yet to explore it completely, but I think I will have a great time reading them all...

    -Subadra
    http://bookslinksandmore.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks everyone, for the comments....

    @Anuradha: guess its not the name which is the same... i read your blog too...

    @Sravani: you have a wonderful site too... just loved it... am going to follow you!

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  5. You seem to have penchant for writing and a nice blow you have. Please keep writing. I am following this blog too.

    http://sridharan-s.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sorry about the spelling mistake. Nice blog you have...

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  7. Wow!I didn't know one could comment on the About Me page of the blog!

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  8. My son would like to drop a few words to you. He was impressed with the sentence that 'My son is my inspiration'.
    Thank u
    Ravi babu
    nicedsgn@gmail.com

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  9. I can get wide information through the journey of your blog. Thank you. My son was impressed your beautiful line that 'My son-my inspiration'
    Ravi Babu

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  10. Your blog is very interesting and informative. Being a travel loving person, I shall keep following your blogs in the future. Keep posting more travel experiences of yours.

    Vaibhav
    Mumbai

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  11. cool!!!!!!!!! its very impressive.... Congrats n all the best


    Kanthi

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  12. hai anu aunty really nice blog and ur xperiances are very intresting im amazed tooo...

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  13. life is elsewhere was thought I carried. And, that elsewhere is nowhere, rather than around. I liked going around your blog! Keep writing Ma'am.

    God bless your son!

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  14. I have read your article about Gudimallam. I have traveled with your words. Great. Keep going.

    Saikiran Pamanji

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  15. Hey my name is Tressa. Although I love travelling,expenses have always got in the way for me and since I am only 18, I wait for the oppertunity at college. Neverthless, I love you blog and it gave me a lot of inspiration! Nice work!

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  16. @Tressa: You have a lifetime ahead to travel, so go ahead and dream... and of course plan ahead so you can save enough to make your dream come true!! all the very best!! and keep coming back!

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  17. HI

    Nice write up. Few of your Blogs like Hampi,Ajanta/Ellora,Rajasthan are superb.
    I crave to visit them soon.. Hoping to travel more places this year.

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  18. Hi

    Excellent one. When I googled Binsar, your blogspot was the first one and I really liked the way you elaborated. I am planning for a trip this May to Binsar, and I can't wait.

    Murali

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  19. Hi,

    Excellent write up. Especially your Binsar piece. Nice way of explaining. Planning for a trip this vacation. Can't wait.

    Keep it up

    Murali

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  20. make more time... keep going...!!

    thanks
    netconnector

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  21. thanks from my heart.... mam .... for these wonderful blog & sharing valuable information with us...

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  22. Telling stories to children is not a small job.Sometimes these things go a long way if the child takes it seriously.If the soul is good,he will take full advantage of story-telling.That we ourselves force children later to move away from learning spiritualism at depth is the issue we need to rectify.We are all now worried about careers as if we will become zeros if we do not get good marks in school.If the child becomes a great engineer,it is admirable but if the same person carries forward a big negative character in him,he becomes zero even if he is Mr Einstein of China!Teenagers must be told about autobiographies/biographies rather than about puranas /epics at length.Life stories of modern devotees(within 200 years history) will make them closer to god.

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  23. Telling stories to children is not a small job.Sometimes these things go a long way if the child takes it seriously.If the soul is good,he will take full advantage of story-telling.That we ourselves force children later to move away from learning spiritualism at depth is the issue we need to rectify.We are all now worried about careers as if we will become zeros if we do not get good marks in school.If the child becomes a great engineer,it is admirable but if the same person carries forward a big negative character in him,he becomes zero even if he is Mr Einstein of China!Teenagers must be told about autobiographies/biographies rather than about puranas /epics at length.Life stories of modern devotees(within 200 years history) will make them closer to god.

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  24. Hi Anu!

    I just landed up on your blog last night only while going through the blog of Mridula. You sound quite interesting and your blog seems to be quite interesting and exhaustive too. Though I haven't gone through all your posts, I will surely get back sooner...

    Meanwhile, I too love travelling and writing and just started writing my blog, you can visit my blog page on http://wander-lustsoul.blogspot.in/ and I look forward to getting your views and suggestions after that.

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    1. HI Wanderlust soul, welcome to my space! i look forward to a lot of interesting interactions with you! I did head over to your blog and hope to be reading a lot more there soon!

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  25. Very interesting. Keep it up. Good Luck.

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  26. Dear Madam,

    I was just searching about lord Shiva temples in India and happened to land in this blog.
    Being ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, in free time I keep on searching more and more about him...in the form
    of photos,temples,books,articles etc.I had just been to Trimbakeshwar which was very
    unique experience full of divine vibes.I like to visit Shiva Temples and have dream of visting
    maximum Shiva temples in my life.
    Since I reside in Pune, I know most of the Shiva temples in Maharashtra(most peculiarly in Konkan
    Region) which are very old.Since some of my relatives are in MP, I would love to visit
    Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar.
    Your blog is very helpful to get all these details.
    I thank you for this.

    Since I'm single it would be good for me if I visit most of them now so that later I can take my
    wife there for Darshan :)

    and your blog is also impressive and very well written.

    Thanks and Regards
    Yogesh
    (Pune)

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  27. Very nice write up... Keep posting!!!!

    manuponnappa.blogspot.in

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  28. Thanks for the info regarding Aihole!

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  29. Are you from the hills...shimla side...this backdrop looks like that if I am not wrong? Your blog is amazing...

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  30. Hi,
    I like your blog a lot. I'm writing one too: loveyourdelhi.blogspot.com
    Can we follow each other?

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  31. a very good source of communication and able to know certain facts .

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  32. you are very kind hearted, generous and inspiration for all :)

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  33. your Blog is fantastic and very down to earth.

    Great Work. and you certainly are very well read.

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