An ode to summer

“…for the feelings you choose have touches of golds and green…“ To see these images large visit my photostream on flickr

And the singer sang his merry song

> The annual Suraj Kund Crafts Mela Yesterday we went to the annual Suraj Kund Crafts Mela. Mum, my sister and I. We thought we were being smart bunking on a Monday afternoon. If we were, the crowds must have been phenomenal over the weekend! When I took out my camera after a few minutes,…

Varanasi: a slideshow

Here’s a recent slideshow of one day in Varanasi. It traces a day in the immortal city from sunrise to night fall… Click on the photograph above to view show. It will open in new window If you want a copy of this Photo show, leave me a line and I’ll be happy to mail…

Night out in Varanasi

>By the time the sun sets in Varanasi all roads lead to ghats once again.This time it’s for the most happening event in Varanasi’s night life… the Ganga aarti on Dashashvamedh Ghat. Crowds gather. A colourful, excited, eclectic mixture of locals, domestic and foreign tourists. The steps leading to the ghat become the ‘stands’ while…

Another sunrise in the Immortal City

Kashi, Benaras, Varanasi… a city with many names One of the ‘things to do’ when in Varanasi is to catch the sunrise on the river Ganga. The whole river front is alive much before first light. Boatmen getting their boats ready for the daily groups of tourists. Shop keepers with their chai ready for locals…

A shrine in every view

The Chortens of Ladakh Small stupas housing holy relics either of the Buddha himself or a learned monk., Chortens are predominantly a feature of Tibetan Buddhism. In Ladakh you can see them scattered all over the countryside. Often with people happily living in houses that share a common wall with a chorten. (An imposing example…

Waiting for Polo

> Chandani (Moonlight) graces the stables at the Shikarbadi Stables in Udaipur. Part of the Polo team, she waits the long summer out till it’s winter again. That’s when the Polo season is on in North/Western India and she can run with the others in an exciting match. Polo came to India with the Mughals…