Georgia has the distinction of being the first country to declare Christianity as a state religion. The breaking up of the Soviet Union did bring lots of hard time on Georgia, but it also brought religious freedom. Something the religious leaders of Orthodox Christianity made the most of by declaring a competition to design a [...]
Lent is the month of fasting for all Georgian Orthodox Christians of Tbilisi. And Easter is the last day of Lent. It was on Easter Eve that I set out for a walk from Rustaveli Avenue. I was walking aimlessly, taking photographs and by co-incidence I found myself standing inside a church.
Inside the church, [...]
Bombay has gotten worse, much worse actually. The shirt sticks to the skin like a second skin, the crowds hell bent on stripping it off, the trains seemed to have shrunk and the traffic increased. While cheap bus tickets courtesy the Redbus coupons from Cuponation helped, we braved it all for – [...]
I hate crowds. And I believe its not just me, but for most of us Urban dwellers, travel has become synonymous with isolation. A beach too crowded spoils the fun and so does a crowded hill station like Mahabaleshwar. Living amongst a billion Indians means space is a constraint and privacy [...]
The Kala Ghoda Arts festival is one exposition of art and culture that makes it worth what it is to visit Mumbai and brave the crowds, the pollution, the sweat, the smell, the heat, the dirt, the open sewers and even the trains choking full of people. Quoting from the Kala Ghoda Association website:
As a lame attempt to be more discipined in my posts, here is a random snap from the Chowmohalla Palace, Hyderabad.
I felt ever indebted to Georgians the moment I heard that they were the ones who invented wine. But while appreciating their gift in the initial days of my time in Georgia I realized that the Russians had adored, but not really advertised a greater gift of Georgian culture: its cuisine.
Georgia, due to its [...]
The shopkeeper lady was chatting with her friend when I zoomed in for a quick snap. The response was another beaming smile. Georgia might have just been through one war and some bad times during the disintegration of the Soviet Union, but the streets of Tbilisi were full of happy, smiling, [...]
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