Aravanis – Celebrating the diversity in...
                   The annual Chittirai Pournami festival at the Koothandavar temple dedicated to Lord Aravan or Koothandavar...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 4 –...
Shillong perched at a height of 1500 meters above sea level in a plateau is home to 3 native tribes – Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. It...
Descend of the Pallavas
              The bas relief is not perfect but the carvings were intricate. The overlapping themes makes it even more exquisite....
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 3 –...
            Previously in the Exploring Meghalaya series, I had written about Root bridges of Meghalaya in 1st part and Waterfalls of...
Temples of Bali – Part 4 – Pura Ulun...
          Continuing with my Temples of Bali series, this is the 4th articles of the series covering Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. The...
Celebrating womanhood – Kamakhya Devi of...
                        I walked around the temple and could see many goats, brought by the devotees, waiting to...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 2 –...
  Travel to Meghalaya                    In the previous article, I had covered the Root Bridges of Meghalaya...
Exploring Angkor Wat
  My trip to Brihadeeshwara temple or the Big temple at Tanjore in Tamilnadu, India made me wonder about Angkor Wat, the biggest Hindu...
Kanchi – City of Temples
         Kanchipuram or Kanchi in Tamilnadu, India – one of the major centers of education in ancient India and the capital city...
Great Living Chola Temples – Dharasuram
Part 2 – Dharasuram – Airavateeswarar Temple My quest to see all the 3 great living Chola temples led me to my second stop at...
Photoessay of Vietnam
                                       ...
Photoessay of Meghalaya
                           
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 1 – The...
                Meghalaya, the name itself brings forth picture postcard images of  lush mountain valleys, gushing rivers, roaring...
Exquisite sculpture of Kankala-Murthy
As the naked mendicant wanders all over the world with the Kapalam (skull) begging bowl in his left hand, atoning for his sin of slaying...
My Son – Indian legacy of Vietnam
    Indianized kingdoms, which flourished in the SE Asia centuries back, have left a lasting Hindu legacy in the present day...
Hogenakkal – Niagara of India – An...
       I have travelled to many countries and have been treated to some mind-boggling visuals, combination of white sands/bluish waters...
Kuldhara, village abandoned overnight
  Settled in 1291 AD,  Kuldhara in Rajasthan state of India was the largest of the 84 villages established by the Paliwal Brahmins....
ChungKing Mansions of Hong Kong
I was traveling to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Chicago, USA in May of 2015 through Cathay Pacific and I felt the opportunity to explore...
Temples of Bali – Part 1 – Pura Tanah...
Background         Bali is an island where more than 95% of the people follow hinduism as their belief and the temples are part of...
Saigon (aka) Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, 2008 – Brought back  memories of my childhood from Madras (today called as Chennai), India of 1970s....