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Divinity in Details

The intricately carved pillars lead you into the chamber of Beauty and Divinity. Beauty in Divinity; Divinity in Beauty.  Your eyes want to linger on the details of the pillars, take in every piece of carving and beauty. At the same time the inner quietude pulls you in. Disciple: Is form inseparable from the experience of beauty? Sri… Continue reading Divinity in Details

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Prayer in Pictures

The new light is here. Bringing new beginnings, new hope, new energy. May the new doors open. May the darkness be gone, and the light envelop the entire space, within and without. May the heart always remember to be in gratitude. May the wilderness and mist of life not hide the onward and upward path. May the path of beauty… Continue reading Prayer in Pictures

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Being Human (Guest Post)

  I am very pleased to share today some of the photographic work of a talented, not-yet-18 young man, who happens to be my nephew. Pranav is a sensitive, introvert and quieter-than-his-(teen)age type of fellow, who sometimes uses poetry and prose to give an expression to his pondering, questioning and reflecting. On other occasions he… Continue reading Being Human (Guest Post)

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Silent Travels

Be a traveler, not a tourist. That’s the latest fad, I hear. Of course, like many other things touted as part of the contemporary lifestyle, this travel bug is also mostly limited to the urban middle- and upper-middle classes. [Aside: These are mostly sections of media-fed, westernised, modernised India and strangely most of our popular culture is built… Continue reading Silent Travels

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Stone Worshipers

Sometimes when you are browsing through the photo folder on your computer, you come across some old photograph which takes you on a little meditation of sorts. Bringing you to an insight, an understanding or a realization perhaps, but more like a remembrance of something. Something you had read long time ago. Something you thought you… Continue reading Stone Worshipers

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Knowing by Grace, Again

From the archives, revised and re-offered.  Because learning also requires revising of the lesson. Because knowing also requires re-offering of the intellect. Because opening to Her Light also requires re-kindling of the aspiration. Because receptivity for Her Grace also requires re-strengthening of the instrument. Re-offered to the Shakti, the Mother. On this occasion of International Women’s Day. Thus her story begins…… Continue reading Knowing by Grace, Again

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Hare Krishna

To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. A Krishna Janamashtami Special   For the last couple of weeks I have been reading and thinking about a few things on Indian Art, especially focusing on the theme of spirituality in Indian Art. It has been a wonderful learning so far, and someday… Continue reading Hare Krishna

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Unearthing the Road: A Photo Essay

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. I was browsing through the old files and pictures on my computer organising and cleaning up, when some particular pictures from a trip to Ellora Caves three years ago caught my attention. These pictures started to speak of a little story. A story of discovery.… Continue reading Unearthing the Road: A Photo Essay