Tag: Photo essay

Wildlife and me

I grew up watching Discovery, National Geographic and Animal planet channels. I was a religious follower of the wildlife documentaries on these channels and wished to be an explorer myself someday. Of course, it was just a childhood fantasy. Nevertheless, India still has a lot of wildlife and some of the most enchanting jungles and

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Beyond Fleeting sights

Open all your senses! Listen to the prayers echoing through the valley… Feel the chill that comes with a breeze in the hills on a dull, overcast afternoon. Do you see a monastery in the distance? If you look a little longer you might as well see some monks with butter tea pots. The wind

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The probability of a coincidence

What’s the probability of having the same co-passenger on a return journey? Wait… let me rephrase the question. What’s the probability of meeting them again on the return journey when your destinations are different, where each bogie in the train has a sitting capacity of approx 100 passengers and there are at least 20 bogies

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Travancore and Kochi – The treasury of God’s own country – Part 1

If I have to describe this part of Kerala in one word, it would be ‘RICH’. Blessed with an abundance of natural resources this is the land of the kings that ruled forever without losing their glory and gold. The richness in the architecture, art, food is so evident that we can only envy them. Kerala for some people is just natural beauty or backwaters. Only if they take interest in the history of this land and admire the tastefulness in every form of their art.. only then they will realize why they call it God’s own country!

Travancore and Kochi – The treasury of God’s own country – Part 2

Kerala is for those who are hungry for experiences. Don’t be the ‘sightseeing’ kind of a tourist here. Because honestly, everything that you ‘see’ here is a sight, and if you are not used to observe or feel the place then you are going to miss most of the fun.