Art House in Udupi

We were doing our morning discovery tour of our latest destination – Udupi – South of Mangalore in beautiful Karnataka when we stumbled upon the most fascinating of stone fences – all different types of sculpture and art leading us to a gateway adorned with animals and idols. We peered in with unfeigned interest to […]

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Pushkar: Holy Cow !

  The Sacred Cows of Pushkar have it sorted.  They wander here and there to designated spots and, confident of their own significance, bellow their arrival, signalling also that it is time for a little snack. Post bellow serious and meaningful eyeball contact is established. The necessary is done. The Universe, (on this occasion assuming […]

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The Idolmakers of the Durga Puja

There is a wonderful cosmos in Kolkata made up of faith infused with fun, straw mixed with clay, bamboo covered in cloth and paint artfully applied to plaster.  Gods and animals, demons and fairies, fruits and flowers, lights, incense and offerings tumble across and over each other on towering bamboo arches that bestride the streets […]

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