My Small time Himalayan Sojourn : Joshimath, Badrinath and back..

We started for Badrinath after our unsuccessful attempt to reach Kedarnath Temple from Sitapur. We were a bit disheartened due to our previous experience, but nevertheless, looked forward to the rest of the trip. Both Kedarnath and Badrinath being high altitude shrines, remain closed during the winter months. At those times, two places become temporary…

Sun Temple of Modhera : A rare encounter

Let me start this post with a very familiar Vedic hymn… om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.10 This is known as the Gayatri mantra. It is found in ancient Vedic text and later has its presence in so called Hindu and in some Buddhist…

Rani ki vaav : An Architectural eye feast

Hi ! I have been a bit silent for some time now. That is because I was pre-occupied with lots of work and then I went out for a short outing to Gujarat including Kutch. The land is indeed vibrant. We were there during Sankranti , the time when the kite festival goes on. But…

The tale of a single shot…

No , this is not about photography. I am not fit for providing any advice on that, infact, I am so bad at it that I consider photography not entirely my cup of tea. But that changed to some extent in recent past. I had a precious opportunity to take a long and hard look…