The Blessed Playground

Rumtek Monastery is located in Rumtek, 23kms away from Gangtok, East Sikkim. It is one of the largest in Sikkim and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists which originated in the 12th century in Tibet. The architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the world and resembles the original one in… Continue reading The Blessed Playground

A Silent Night and An Early Morning Ride @ Mandarmani

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village at northern end of Bay of Bengal, and located in West Bengal, India. It is one of the largest and fast developing seaside villages of that area. At a distance of around 180km from Kolkata, the settlement lies on the Kolkata – Digha route. Mandarmani’s beach is argued to… Continue reading A Silent Night and An Early Morning Ride @ Mandarmani

In search of the sacred…

Clicked at Rameshwaram, India, I find this frame to be a blend of power, belief, faith and courage. Considered as a religious dhaam , the place attracts devotees from corners of the country. And this photograph frames all the age groups– and all with the same vigor.

Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

After a visit to the Museum, still immersed in the story of Dubai’s evolution into its present glitzy avatar, I headed for the creek. The saltwater inlet divides the two districts of Deira and Bur Dubai. Soon I was walking through the bustling ‘souks’ – market areas offering a milieu of artifacts from spices, textiles… Continue reading Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

A Little Tibet in India – Bylakuppe

  A refreshing break had been long due. Thus, without much planning I boarded a bus to Coorg, a hill station popularly known by the anglicised version of its name Kodagu. I had heard a lot about the beautiful landscape – and looked forward to the trip. The following morning I checked into a homestay… Continue reading A Little Tibet in India – Bylakuppe

A Golden Silence

The Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab, is a holy shrine of Sikhism, and is commonly known as the Golden Temple. The temple’s architecture draws on both Hindu and Muslim artistic styles, yet represents a unique co-evolution of both. Amritsar means “pool of nectar.” Origin of the word ‘amrit’, indicates it as a drink of the… Continue reading A Golden Silence