A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Part 1 in a series of posts on Kashmir. The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley made it a strange conflict to cover. In the morning, the window of my houseboat on the Dal Lake would be open, and as I lay in bed I could see the reed cutters and fishermen. The shikara canoes would be in the foreground; behind were the bridges and … Continue reading A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Hampi – Beauty is Truth, and Truth Beauty

                   Memory (Written by Agni Barathi  – Technologist, philosopher, poet, and wanderer.) Who would remember the sighs, the groans the cries, the howls, the laughs, the smiles? Who would remember, the great grand works of he who tilled these fallow lands of he who carved the unyielding rocks of she who sang a song of new spring of she … Continue reading Hampi – Beauty is Truth, and Truth Beauty

An Artist’s Travel in Bhutan: 8 Awesome Things To Do

Bhutan is the place dreams are made of – the heaven reached after a lifetime of goodness. It was a closed country for the longest time, and this isolation can still be seen in the pristine beauty of the country and the simple living of its people. Every visitor to Bhutan leaves with a lighter and happier heart. It can be quite challenging to decide … Continue reading An Artist’s Travel in Bhutan: 8 Awesome Things To Do