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
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.
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
Six Interesting Years Of Blogging Journey!
Yay! A six year blogging anniversary. Honestly, the feeling is incredible. As usual, I struggled to write a brilliant/ heart warming commemorative post around number six. I thought I had it nailed and then I didn’t. Procrastination landed the knock out blow and I was out. (WordPress sent me the anniversary notice a week ago.… Continue reading Six Interesting Years Of Blogging Journey!
Ghats And Nawabs In Faizabad, India
I’m in the middle of my winter break and I am travelling. So yes, 2022 couldn’t have got a better start than this. I have actually dubbed this trip as my grand ‘Spiritual Rejuvenation Tour’. Presently I am in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. Many don’t recognise the place so I find it easier to call it… Continue reading Ghats And Nawabs In Faizabad, India
Back To School, Hybrid Classes Rule!
December so far has been an eventful month. After much dithering, our primary section reopened for offline classes. Goodbye ‘work from home’ and ‘hello school campus’. School Ahoy! The parents whooped and cheered but when it was time, many decided not to send their children. “Omicron is spreading and no vaccination as yet for the… Continue reading Back To School, Hybrid Classes Rule!
From Dusk To Dawn
The Festival of Lights, Diwali 2021. India is a place where colour is doubly bright. Pinks that scald your eyes, blues you could drown in. Kiran Milwood Hargrove Circles in the sand A colour wheel that spins like crazy. Orange crush Festive decorations become a time machine. Everglow Hand painted aipan mark Goddess Lakshmi’s entry.… Continue reading From Dusk To Dawn