Detours by Deepali

Every now and then, go down a different path

Category Archives: culture

Flowers in the window

There is something so warm and reassuring about window boxes with vibrant fresh flowers. It says that someone out there cares! – - – See more windows here.     … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 8 Comments

Hampi rocks

Among a surreal terrain that is intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape, dotted with leafy banana fields, this little village perched on the captivating ruins … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Photo Challenge: Focus

For the weekly photo challenge, I went up close to focus on this painting of Lord Ganesha made from natural organic pigments. Ganesha is the harbinger of luck and prosperity. … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 8 Comments


“One thing I’ve learned about art is that, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t have to be a flawless masterpiece. I’m not perfect, we’re not perfect… but right here, right now… … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

A day in the city of joy

Here’s about a wonderful day I spent in Kolkota, a city that at the first glance looks like she’s got trapped in a time warp (as if you’ve just stepped into a theater set … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Light is in my name

My name, Deepali, literally means ‘a row of lamps’  in Sanskrit. The story is that I was born around Diwali, the Indian festival of lights and my mom’s doc said … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 18 Comments

Holidays in NYC

There is something magical and even dreamlike about New York City at this time of the year. The crowds are large and jovial. Christmas spirit is everywhere. There is so … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 15 Comments

Azure boats of Mangalore fishermen

Imagine staying in a 100 odd years old house in the middle of a picturesque coastal town with the sweetest people as your hosts. Lucky me did just that! My friend P … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

Travel Theme: On Display

The Travel Theme on Ailsa’s blog  this week is On Display. Here are a few clicks of interesting Venetian masks. On display in the shops of Venice’s vivid streets are some brilliant indigenous products – glass … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 15 Comments

The Red Mill

Moulin Rouge literally translates to the red mill. Why? Because it was just that: a huge windmill painted red. As I came out of Blanche metro station, I could see … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 8 Comments

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