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The Thanjavur Maratha Palace

Every now and then, I come across interesting people I yearn to meet. No – not Brad Pitt or George Clooney. But people like Dostoevsky. And Lee Kuan Yew. Chanakya. … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Saraswati Mahal Library at Tanjore

As a collector, I take pride in the things I collect. Through my sources – ebay & shops all over the world, I am proud to note that I have … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Art in Architecture – Tanjore Temple

Traveling again. Gaining experiences. Learning more. Feeling more. And hoping to share them all here. *** Contrary to intuition, on this trip I learnt that the time spent on an … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

A Fabulous Walk in Ladakh, 1982 – Guest Photos – PART II

Too many good things have wandered into my life and so until proven otherwise I shall continue to believe that I am a favorite with the Gods of serendipity. And … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · 1 Comment

A Fabulous Walk in Ladakh, 1982 – Guest Photos

I’ve always felt that I am one of the extremely fortunate ones on earth defying the odds of an average or even sub-average life. For, how else can one explain … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ganga Relationships – The Coconut Man gives back

The devoted offer coconuts, fruits & flowers to the Ganga. This man, in doing service to himself & his family, works all day in the sun using his skill to … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Flow of Ganga – A lesson learnt

When one thinks of the Ganga, one thinks of serenity and calmness and peace. But the form that the river takes in Haridwar is anything but that. She is more … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Life by the Ganga – Street Scenes

“Those who believe there are only 7 wonders in the world need to explore more ….” And I see too many daily-life scenes in Haridwar by the river Ganga that … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Haridwar Diaries

Generations of Hindus have visited Haridwar to take a dip in the ice-cold section of the river Ganga to wash off their sins and cleanse their souls. Shivering women with … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 6 Comments

Quality Time with Came Herders

Just a whole lot of beautiful moments with beautiful people

November 11, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of a Camel Herder

The diet of camel herders is heavily dependent on camel milk. Several times during the day, boiled camel milk was consumed. And at least 3 times I was offered tea … Continue reading

November 11, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Steppe Eagle visits

On my journeys, I never know what to expect. Before I left home, my friends asked basic questions – how long will you be gone, where will you stay, how … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

Fresh Milk for Tea

As fresh as it can be! From a small village in Rajasthan jm wovensouls.com

November 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Manganiyaar Concert

It was the evening after I’d arrived into the small town with a population of 50000. Am supposed to head out to the rural area in the morning. A casual … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

Forest Bathing at Sunrise

September 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rang Bhari Ekadashi & Holi at Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Banaras

  Ready to throw Abeer on the Shiva-Parvati Gauna Procession just as they enter the temple.     Happy Holi …..   Shots of Rangbhari Ekadashi – the Gauna of … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Musician

Indian Classical Music has a special style called the Banaras Gharana that originated in this magical place. And most students in the city learn Hindustani classical music in some form … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Live and Learn – Kite Flying

A chance question to some of the staff at the hotel – led to this plan. We saw some kites in the skies and I asked whether the boys knew … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ganga Arti – Banaras Diaries

The consciousness in Banaras is focussed on two events – Sunrise – when it is time to do the Sunrise Arti, and Sunset – when it is time to do … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Life & Death & Thanatology

The first trip to Banaras in 2016 had a spiritual purpose: to immerse the ashes of my grandma in the Gangaji. Death brought me to Banaras the first time. And … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Blessings of Banaras – 2019

Sometimes real life is so intense that I forget to leave its shadow on the internet in  the form of posts on the blog or on facebook. And then on … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

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