Thursday Doors – St. Andrew’s Church, Bangalore, India.



Today I did something I haven’t done in at least five years. I went somewhere with the specific purpose of photographing something.

For Thursday Doors, which is “a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world”, I visited St. Andrew’s Church, something I have been wanting to do for years! There is something about human nature that makes us put off doing things that are so easily accessible to us. I have lived in Bangalore for many years, yet have only made the time to do this today. I really hope this is a sign of things to come. I guess I owe a big thank you to Norm’s Thursday Doors!

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Book Review – Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan

(My Rating: 5/5)

A fascinating subject, vividly brought to life in Margaret MacMillan’s extremely capable hands, Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India is one of the most captivating historical non-fiction books I have come across.

The book explores what life was like for the women who came to India during the British Raj either to support their men – husbands, fathers, brothers – or to find themselves a husband. It aims to uncover what they felt about everything from the harsh climate, unusual customs, mysterious country and its people, to the uncertainty, dangers and pain of being separated from their families and everything familiar; and how they coped and dealt with it all. Continue reading “Book Review – Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan”

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