Author Archives: Madhu

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Look Who Borrowed The Leopard’s Spots!

  “You say freak, I say unique.” ~ Christian Baloga – Related: Paula’s B&W Sunday – Unusual

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Marwar Meets Andalucia In Mehrangarh…..

And what a visual and emotive exploration of rhythm it is! Of the passion and pathos of the Cante, with the joyous, raucous melodies of the Thar desert. The mellow tones of the acoustic guitar, with the shrill keening of the Kamaicha and the Sindhi Sarangi. The power and the poise of the Flamenco baile, with the sinuous whirling of the Kalibela […]

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ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur – The Warmest Of Welcomes

Hotel Review: ITC WelcomeHotel Jodhpur.

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Return of the Roma……

Our trip to Southern Spain over a decade ago, followed close on the heels of a fantastic week in Rajasthan. And I remember being struck by how closely the energy and the rhythm of Flamenco resembled the folk performances we had witnessed there. The connection wasn’t just my perception however, but a throwback to the beginnings of the gypsy […]

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Postcards From Kabini

The Indian safari model prohibits the entry of private vehicles into national game parks. Even highways cutting through the large parks are sealed from 6pm to 6am. While we spied several vehicles piled up at the barricades across the main road through Nagarhole National Park well past six, and are certain that a few of the drivers huddled around the rangers […]

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Capturing Ephemeral Moments In Venice

Travel for me is all about the transient moments I encounter. Fleeting fragments of life that evoke mood and a sense of place. To be able to freeze those ephemeral stories,  to ensure they endure long after their momentary enactment, is such a boon. Here are a few examples. All from Venice. In Torcello…. –  Exiting a vaporetto…. – […]

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My Journey Of A Lifetime?

A high school teacher who relied on statistics over story telling ensured I always lagged behind in history.  My geography teacher – a catholic nun, who seemed to be uncannily familiar with every squiggly indentation of every coastline on the globe – however, instilled in me a true awareness of the wonderful world I lived in. Even when none of my […]

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