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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Georgia has a long culture of food and dance, and there probably is no better place in all of Tbilisi to savor these than at the traditional Georgian restaurant “In the Shadow of the Metekhi”. The restaurant as its name suggests, is near the hillock, perched atop which is the Metekhi church. On the other [...]
Georgia, was a part of the erstwhile U.S.S.R. and till it was such, one of the best ways to travel across the beautiful city of Tbilisi was by its cable cars. Helped along by the peaks of the Trialeti mountains and the valley of the Mtkvari river, it truly must have been a journey to [...]
Was going around town in Tbilisi and saw two young Georgian lads next to this shop with Incredible India posters. Asked for a shot and got one.
Proud Indian I am not, Patriotic I am not.
But I love the people of my country. Being one of them, I can’t help loving the affable Gujjus, [...]
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