Something about the beats!..

If I have fallen in love with Pune, I have fallen in love with its hills, its freedom, its festivals. When a festival comes, the markets are busier than ever, the people more pumped up and the streets so beautifully lit! And the most iconic of these celebrations is the Ganpati festival. The atmosphere is…

Dalhousie Diaries I… (Chamba)

A wobbly bus and a dubious driver drop us at the secluded Jalandhar bypass at 3 am. Insanely curvy roads and a driver who loves chatting about the health benefits of wine is going to drive us to Chamba which is supposed to be our first stop. In spite of being thoroughly exhausted from the…

The Artist…

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ― Thomas Merton Nights of musing and days of much activity have passed. And all this while, the ragas, the taal, the chan-chan of the ghungroos continues playing in the silences of my mind. When I close my eyes, the imagery unfurls…

Yoga Re(flex)ions…

It’s after another tiring Yoga session that I sit to write this.. The past month I had my first introduction (encounter) to Yoga and the endless persistence to attain stillness, stability and serenity in (at times) ridiculously contorted angles of the body. But my first experience of Yoga, like a lot of other ‘firsts’ would…

Chor Bazaari…

Chor Bazaar, early on living up to its name-Thieves’ Market, is now one of the largest flea markets in India, based in the teeming, chaotic alleys of Mutton Street of South Mumbai. Yes, I did have a pre-notion before entering the market, and I wasn’t entirely wrong. What I did not know however, was that…

The Pilgrimage…

I’ve never been a  part of any pilgrimage or any sort of an august gathering. Quite honestly, i have neither understood nor appreciated the purpose of one. I was witness to one few days back however, as a part of an NGO. This are some of my captures of Trimbakeshwar and the humble, loving people!……