Beautiful skies at Sravanabelagola Jain Temple

Sravanabelagola Jain temple

One of my earliest memories of Sravanabelagola was of a huge – almost impossibly high idol. I also remember watching the Mahamashtakabhisheka on television and also how huge even the toes of the idol seemed against my puny self back then. Essentially, for most of my childhood, Sravanabelagola was the …

Waterfall at Cherrapunjee

Shillong

The city was very chilly – even in October. It sent shivers through my bones even though it wasn’t snowing. I couldn’t tell if that was due to the altitude or due to the fact that I spent most of my time in the open. I had the best time …

Clock Tower Tbilisi

Tbilisi’s puppet theater

Rezo Gabriadze, the gregarious puppeteer has built Tbilisi’s puppet theater at Shavteli street. Built painstakingly over the years from a lone building, …

Old Tbilisi, Georgia

The Life of Old Tbilisi

Years of neglect and poverty after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, followed by war with Russia, left Tbilisi dilipated and battered. …