If you are in or around Ayodhya, literally all conversations and roads lead to the Ram Mandir. It doesn’t matter that the said temple is under construction. It is a magnet for everyone visiting the city. We want to see it and the locals know it too. Flower Power I must have been accosted by… Continue reading Going For The Ram Mandir Darshan In Ayodhya
Finding Peace In Ayodhya
I first visited Ayodhya, land of Rama, in December 2021. It was a city doused in the colour yellow. The golden haze of the winter sun enveloped the walls and the building by the side of the road which lead to the city center. Coincidentally all of them seemed to be painted in a cheery… Continue reading Finding Peace In Ayodhya
Ah! December. I’m already missing the buttery soft sunshine, fluffy blankets to burrow myself in and scalding mugs of coffee. To feel myself thaw is literally the best feeling in the world. Yup! I’m like an X-Men character, siphoning off warmth with just a light touch. Absolute bliss. Also December is the month I add… Continue reading Birthday Babble
I spent the last three months struggling to write a post. Just when I had almost given up, the universe sends me a sign. It literally said 'Last Chance'. That's the name of the Lens-Artist challenge for the week. So taking the chance to get it done, before December ends. How we spend our days,… Continue reading Last Chance
Doors Of Ayodhya, India.
I'm presently in Ayodhya, the city famous for temples and a particular one under construction. Judging by the massive crowds of pilgrims I see, I'd say it is growing as a major religious destination. Doorway to salvation, perhaps. Going beyond the obvious temples, Ayodhya is a treasure trove of interesting architecture, particularly doors. After all,… Continue reading Doors Of Ayodhya, India.
Thoughts On Confessions By Kanae Minato
Till this morning, I had neither heard of the Japanese movie Confessions nor the novel on which it was based. As usual, I came to know of the movie first. Described as a clever, twisted, revenge drama, I was curious. I could find only a poor print on YouTube but the book was easily available.… Continue reading Thoughts On Confessions By Kanae Minato
K-Drama Recommendations For The Newbies
My descent into the Korean Drama world happened rather swiftly. One moment I was watching Instagram reels. In between the travel and dance tik-toks, K-drama reels took over. The next thing I know, they were like a sugar rush to my brain. I am addicted. Next I went on Netflix and found a buffet of… Continue reading K-Drama Recommendations For The Newbies
All The Little Things, Bright And Beautiful
All it took was a walk in the campus of the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun for my sense of awe to awake. Set up by my favourite walking group, Been There Doon That (BTDT), a winding trail took us through a forest of green canopies, dangling vines, bushes and a carpet of brown… Continue reading All The Little Things, Bright And Beautiful
Strolling In Sarnath, India.
Sarnath was never on top of my list of places to visit. I was mildly curious though. Gautam Buddha had preached his first sermon there and it was home to the Ashoka Lion Capital (India’s national emblem). Honestly, I had no idea what I would see other than perhaps it would be a huge thing… Continue reading Strolling In Sarnath, India.
In Varanasi, Travel Taught Me
“That’s the thing about time, isn’t it? It’s not all the same. Some days, some years, some decades are empty. There is nothing to them. It’s just flat water. And then you come across a year, or even a day, or an afternoon. And it is everything. It is the whole thing.”Matt Haig When did… Continue reading In Varanasi, Travel Taught Me