Délices d’Architecture- Udaipur

Gentle breezes across the Lake, Bursts of colorful bougainvillea, rhododendrons, frangipanis, elusive perfumes wafting from each corner, the light twinkling on the water, the classically beautiful lakeside havelis thronging the shoreline. We are discussing life, love, literature with our new-found, eminently entertaining friends Bob and Wendy. We are covertly and nefariously drinking gin from Bill’s […]

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Délices d’Architecture – Jaisalmer

The Golden Fort – a fairytale sandcastle rising, mirage-like, in the vast Rajasthani desert. We are safe and secure, nestled in its bosom. Let the Barbarians try to scale the steep ramparts! This fort has never been taken…but we are.

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Old Father Time

We are here in Jaisalmer about to observe my 60th birthday and a splendid setting it is for it too.  Oh so beautiful, beyond words and the power of photographs to convey.   We were wandering about outside the walls, looking for a cup of masala chai when a procession of legendary figures strutted past. […]

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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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Pushkar 1

When Brahma dropped a lotus from the sky it fell on Pushkar and created a sacred lake hemmed in by desert and mountains, a lake ringed by wonderfully scenic ghats now sadly over populated by predatory priests, persistently pugnacious and pointedly pertinaceous pundits who attempt with all their might to further confuse the already thin […]

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