India, North, Slice of Life, Spiti

Postcards from Spiti

A land where imaginations find wings and hopes are restored that this Earth indeed is an awe-inspiring place and one need only leave their comfort to find it. Three peaks with glaciers at the pass where the wind howls loud and strong. "Make a wish and stick a coin", that was a simple instruction from… Continue reading Postcards from Spiti

International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Faces of Kyrgyzstan

The people of this Central Asian paradise nurture their traditions and keep the culture alive and vibrant with their unadulterated bond to their land. Meet Ruslan and his eagle Karabarchin, who make an adorable yet powerful team of eagle hunters. Have it, flaunt it - Akylbek flaunts Karakoz from atop a horse, who in turn… Continue reading Faces of Kyrgyzstan

Asia, International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

The elements of earth, wind, water combine here with joy, kindness, and freedom. This land brought into my life the kind of happiness I had forgotten for a long time. Here are some snapshots to capture the essence of this place. A bend in the road with yaks dotting the slopes - this country epitomises… Continue reading Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

India, North, Slice of Life, Spiti

Faces of Spiti

Just like the essence of this land, its people embody the joy and resilience, core to life. Tsering (right) and Yangkit (left) work the fields against the backdrop of gorgeous snow-capped mountains. The day in these villages start early with milking the cows, cooking, working the fields, and returning to household chores again, including caring… Continue reading Faces of Spiti

India, Rann of Kutch, Slice of Life, West

Faces of Kutch

Against the stark barrenness of the white desert, there live numerous colourful faces and each has a story to tell.  Here are some of them who walked a while with me on this journey and left an impression on my soul, through theirs. The Tanpura Singer Deva Bhai sat under a shaded canopy, surrounded by… Continue reading Faces of Kutch

Europe, International, Scotland, Slice of Life

Scottish Highlands and Lochness

The rhythms of Scottish folk songs sway along with the movements of the bus as it meanders through the Highlands towards Lochness.  Our perky driver keeps drawing our attention to some of the famous points on the way through the announcement system.  All the while keeping a sharp eye on the roads that are awash… Continue reading Scottish Highlands and Lochness

Europe, International, Scotland, Slice of Life

Edinburgh

A hedonistic mix of old and new, this city is a soothing amalgamation of beauty and bliss.  Everywhere that the eyes turn, there is a flurry of history and interesting sounds and smells – from a bagpiper to the classic haggis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6f_w4f6-s A bagpiper near The High Kirk, making the gloomy day brighter!

Europe, Great Britain, International, Slice of Life

Sauntering Across London

Having a long free weekend is a blessing in London, especially if the skies are not a dreary grey and there is a hint of sun.  Autumn welcomes you in every corner and during this time of the year, the festive spirit just about starts creeping in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVEAp6AboHQ

Europe, Great Britain, International, Slice of Life

Birmingham

The one-day road trip from London to Birmingham was filled with the autumnal hues in the countryside, and the city itself had much more to offer.

India, North, Slice of Life, Varanasi

The Soul of Kashi

In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound”. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards, it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. ~ Don Draper This is the… Continue reading The Soul of Kashi