Tag Archives: Gujarat

Life on Top: Bird’s Eye View

I always envy birds for their ability to just fly off any where without a care, no visa, no ticket and nothing to weigh them down. Sometimes, I feel that they have their emotional highs and lows, moments of fear, … Continue reading

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Millionaire Town now in ruins, Lakhpat Fort, India

During a recent visit to a Gurudwara, as I knelt down in prayer, I was reminded of my visit to yet another Gurudwara in the western tip of India which is located within the ruined Lakhpat Fort. Lakhpat or Millionaire … Continue reading

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Window to the World !!

While travelling to different places I would often look at windows but rarely take pictures. One morning I walked through narrow alleys of Ahmedabad city where I was a visitor for a day. The open, closed and half open windows … Continue reading

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Footsteps into a 5000 Yr Old Civilization, Dholavira, India

Stories of Indus Valley Civilization would often transport me beyond the classroom during my student days. I would conjure up imaginary stories of love and life while my teacher’s voice would apply intermittent brakes on my flight of fancy. The … Continue reading

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Buying Handicrafts from a semi nomadic Community, Kutch, India

It is nearly a year since my trip to Kutch and I am still writing about the place and have a long way to go. Most of the times the experiences that leave a lasting impression are the interactions and … Continue reading

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Bird Sanctuaries of Gujarat, India

It is that time of the year in India when there is nip in the air and the usual hot, humid weather has made way for the cool and calm. This is the best time to tour India and while … Continue reading

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Layered to Perfection, Lacquer Art from India

I have earlier written about my tryst with art and craft with Gujarat but this one with lacquer was unplanned and unexpected. The artisan from Nirona village was off for his afternoon ablutions in a some local pond or street … Continue reading

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Grandeur of the Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat, India

Indian Mythologies often refer to worship of Sun that granted valour and well being to the ancient warriors. When I heard those stories during my childhood days, my little mind would wander in the sky wondering how they managed to … Continue reading

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Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj, India

It was a hot sunny afternoon in Bhuj and after the visit to Aaina Mahal and Prag Mahal Palaces we were cooling off next to Hamirsar Lake munching on street food. The migratory birds were having a good time in … Continue reading

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Palace of Mirrors-Aaina Mahal, Bhuj, India

The 250 year old Palace of Mirrors or Aaina Mahal located in the corner of Hamirsar Lake is Bhuj is nearly in shambles after the devastating earthquake of 2001. A small part of it has been restored and opened to … Continue reading

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