cambridge book depot

all those weekend outings
during boarding school life
never brought me here.
why?
because it was off bounds
(though only 100 yards further)
and i was that goody two shoes
who broke no rules 😉

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this is the famed ruskin bond hangout.
on certain saturdays when he is in mussoorie
he actually comes here and chills with his fans
he came to our school once
I vaguely remember
but i realised I would not read his books twice
once is good enough…
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if you want ruskin bond collection
all his books are housed neatly
i however collected
a ruskin bond selection instead.cbdepot7

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Model Beach

This place was clean, almost empty and beachy
how I wish I could lay on the sand
except we came unprepared.
this was one of those unassuming beaches
that tourists give a miss
and only realize its worth
after they get there
but what a joy it was
to land here during a lazy stroll…

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The sun was intense
and the sand was warm
he found the sign board
for that shade away from the sun

Cultural Museum at Utkal University

To begin with,
I did not know
that Utkal University had
an anthropology department
established as early as 1958.

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Although I was reluctant to enter
one cannot not enter
after seeing the welcome mural
at their entrance.
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Besides the usual university museum artefacts,
their museum was super impressive
because they had actually excavated
three human skeletal remains
which was also on display.
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