Crossroads to the World

(A post from the past that never got published. Which I read and loved so here it is now ūüôā

Times Square, New York City is considered the crossroad to the world. It is said, if you stand there for a while you will definitely meet someone you know also passing through.

In my small quiet Austrian town in the Alps of Leoben, I found¬†another kind of crossroad. One where you might not meet someone you knew before but you’ll definitely meet kindred spirits, make friends and enjoy a varied repast.

Two years ago my life swung 180 degrees when I found myself living in Austria. From the maddeningly huge Delhi, of which I had been an organic part off, to a foreigner in a quaint little town. Bumbling along, learning the language, coming to terms with the food and wanting strongly to become part of this world, along came my way a local Facebook group. I came in contact with a few people and started making friends.

One of the activities the group promotes is a monthly get-together for foreigners living around the town along with like minded locals. It’s called √áafe International’ and each time a different cuisine is served. Prepared by a group of people belonging to that country or region, living here.

In January the theme was South America and this month it was our turn to present India. To showcase our hospitality, culture and our cuisine. What fun we had planning the menu. The Sunday afternoon meetings to discuss.

Cooking day, with it’s last minute dashes to the grocery stores.

And finally the Cafe itself. A beautiful warm and sunny Saturday. A lovely group of guests. Conversations galore and in the midst of it all, I¬†felt I’d because a part of this town.






Sunlight slowly reaches the deep gorge at Palfauer Wasserlochklamm.

Sunlight slowly reaches the deep gorge by Anuradha Sarup on

Winter is coming

Winter is coming by Anuradha Sarup on

Some colours from September in grey November

Fishing for colour by Anuradha Sarup on

It’s been almost a week of grey foggy weather. This photograph from September was my mood tonic

Of sunsets and endings

Cyprus Edit by Anuradha Sarup on

From a recent trip to the alluring island with its intriguing mix of Asia, Europe and a hint of Africa. A heady combination of blue-green sea, sun soaked shores and ancient history. So ancient it’s the stuff of mythology.


Delhi. Faces. Places.


Delhi, the city rose and fell 6 times.
This is its 7th incarnation.
On the streets of Delhi you can see glimpses from all its pasts.
Alive in the places. Alive on the faces.
This week’s feature on my website, a collection of photographs the Delhi I know and love.…/G00006c5lDE…/C00006QcGbkRI5T020101030-Flower Market-77

When Skies dance

Over the Easter week we were in Finland. A land of intense cold and high snow piles. By March end, the sun had reappeared and daytime mean sunshine. While nights were still dark. Which meant we could see the Auroras as they danced across the skies. So bright even a bright full moon could not pale them out.
Here’s my first ever attempt at time-lapse shooting and processing, in a hope to share with you the excitement, enchantment and enjoyment of the sight.¬†Please excuse the¬†at-times shakiness ūüôā