The Art of Living International Center in Bangalore will fill you with tranquility and peace. But what also strikes as extremely interesting here is it’s interior design that adds to the serene ambiance. The high level of craftsmanship in wood-carvings as was prevalent in ancestral homes in Kerala, built in a specific pattern around a central courtyard –And then there are… Read More Art at AOL
The city of dawn. Auroville is an experimental township with a purpose to realize human unity.
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.
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 of the “City of Victory” surely rocks! –– This once dazzling Hindu capital of Vijaynagara was devastated in the second half of the sixteenth century.… Read More Hampi rocks
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. His head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the… Read More My friend Ganesha
“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… is perfect. It’s a masterpiece.” ― Jac Prescott Winged Victory of Samothrace also called the Nike of Samothrace| Musée du Louvre – – –Aphrodite, Venus… Read More Masterpiece
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 of a 1950s play). But spend a day here, stand and stare, unfold, and she’ll soon hook you with her myriad of culture and heritage.… Read More A day in the city of joy
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 it’s auspicious and we should always remember this. So, he gave me the name and it stuck :-). Maybe that explains why I have a… Read More Light is in my name
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 much to see and do that is unique to this delightful holiday season when NYC becomes a winter wonderland. A-ha, the window displays!! Boutiques and department stores across… Read More Holidays in NYC
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 invited me into her ancestral home in Mangalore* for a few days. It was almost like a dream… but for Ajji, her 85 years old… Read More Azure boats of Mangalore fishermen