Category Archives: India

Shepherd, Dodhpatri June 17

Kashmir – The People Of The Valley

A gallery of people from the troubled valley. Just regular people like you and me.

Sukoon Houseboat, Srinagar June 07

Kashmir – In The Calm Of The Lake

A restorative break in one of the most beautiful houseboats on the Dal Lake, aptly named Sukoon.

Floating market on Dal Lake,- Srinagar, Kashmir June 02

Vignette – Floating Market On Dal Lake

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~ Rumi   Related: Postcards from A Poignant Paradise Afoot In Shehr e Khas WPC – Friend

Heritage walk through old town, Srinagar May 24

Kashmir – Afoot In Shehr-e-Khas

An atmospheric walk though Sher-e-Khas: the historic centre of Srinagar, its cultural monuments and its bustling bazaars arrayed along the river Jhelum.

Dal Lake, Srinagar May 09

Kashmir – Postcards From A Poignant Paradise

This gallery is hardly one you would associate with danger. Yet, the instinctive reaction of family and friends when I expressed my decision to travel to Kashmir, was one of astonishment at our ‘daring’. For my non Indian readers, Kashmir is the strife torn region of the Indian republic, sandwiched between India and Pakistan, that has had […]

Darasuram April 18

Tanjavur – Sublime Chola Heritage

I am not a temple goer.  I find the energy and fervour and the attendant din of a crowded temple distracting. Rare visits on special occasions are more nostalgic concessions to tradition, rather than opportunities for communion with God. But the vibe at each of the three temples that constitute the UNESCO inscribed ‘Great Living Chola Temple‘ ensemble was different. And visiting […]

January 06

Experiencing The Spirit Of The Land At Orange County Hampi

Located just four km from the edge of the famed UNESCO heritage site, the Orange County Hampi is the third in the Orange County stable, and surely its grandest. A gorgeous reinterpretation of the spirit of royal Vijayanagara.