The Waving Flag

WAVIN’ FLAG ~K’naan Give me freedom, give me fire Give me reason, take me higher See the champions take the field now You define us, make us feel proud In the streets our heads are liftin’ As we lose our inhibition Celebration, it surrounds us Every nation, all around us Saying forever young Singing songs…

The Wonders of God’s Own Country

Kerala is a beautiful state with mesmerizing views. While I didn’t go house boating in Alleppey, the sights and sounds in Kochi definitely makes me want to explore each part of the state in great detail!

600 Posts: Throwback Time

Pune wasn’t on the list of my favorite cities, until I had to move away (You can read more about my experience of my life in the IT Hub of Maharashtra here). They say god always saves the best for the very last, and that’s what I realized about my long stay in Pune. This…

Peace & Quiet

The ornate Chennakeshava temple is a fine representation of the¬†Hoysala architecture; in fact historians suggest that this is one of the last temples to be built with this architecture.¬†The main temple sits in the middle of a high star-shaped platform with three symmetrical sanctums (garbha-griha) for Kesava , Janardhana and Venugopala, all forms of Vishnu.The…

Mahishasura

Mahishasura is a combination of mahisha or a buffalo and asura or demon. Mahishasura was partly-immortal; no man could kill him. Mahishasura beat the god in a battle between Asuras and Devas, when the gods were led by Indra. Dejected, the Devas then combined divine energies bring goddess Durga to life. Riding a lion she…

Joyride

I hit the road out of nowhere I had to jump in my car And be a rider in a love game Following the stars Don’t need a book of wisdom I get no money talk at all Don’t need no fortune teller To know where my lucky love belongs, whoa no ‘Cause it all…

Pillar of Strength

I love pillars; the optical illusion through symmetry is so mesmerizing. This pillared corridor leads to what was once a bustling temple. History suggests that the Mughal rulers of India came in and destroyed several Hindu temples and godly artifacts. Yet, the government and archeological board of India has done a phenomenal job in ensuring…

Close Encounters With No One

  When you visit St. Mary’s Island off Malpe, Karnataka, you realize how connected the world truly was; in the physical sense. Popularly known as the Coconut Island and Thonsepar, these four small islands have been formed from columnar basaltic lava. It is said that the basalt was created by sub-aerial sub-volcanic activity, from Madagascar,…

Sands Of Time

A Psalm of Life~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time

Nightfall

The River of Dreams ~ Billy Joel In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it’s too hard to cross And even though I know…

Wavering Minds

I am a through water baby, and the Malpe beach in Karnataka certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s possibly the cleanest beach with the roughest of waters. But the rough seas and seashell-laden beach with golden sands reminded me of how my own mind functions. As I went deeper into the sea, the waters got rougher; not…

Divine Gothic Art

One of my favorite places to visit in Mysore is the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena. Built in 1936, the building has a Neo Gothic architecture and draws inspiration from the German Cologne Cathedral . This structure is also known as one of the tallest churches in Asia.