Jun 11 2008

Surf and Stone

One of the Stones used as a foot-bridge to get on and off the boats across the sea surrounding the Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Mumbai - Gateway of India
The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.


Jun 11 2008

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, located at the Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Taj Mahal Palace
The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.


Jan 12 2008

Let your light Shine Down

“Give me a word
Give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find..
Mumbai - Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Oh, heaven let your light shine down. ” – Extracted from Ed Roland’s – Light Shine Down


Jan 12 2008

The Road to El Dorado

“Whose woods these are I think I know,
His house is in the village though.
He will not see me stopping here,
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer,
To stop without a farmhouse near,
Between the woods and frozen lake,
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake,
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep,
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. ”
– Robert Frost
The Road - Borivali, Mumbai

Everyone is on the look out for his own ‘El Dorado’ or the promised land. It is not important if you find it before anyone else, because one day you would. One day you would stop and say, ‘Yes! This is the Life I wanted’. And it will be your El Dorado. What is more important is how you get there. Because then, you will realise, you are not very far.


Oct 14 2007

Kathak – The art of Storytelling

The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story, and ‘katthaka’ in Sanskrit means s/he who tells a story, or to do with stories.

Kathak is one of the classical dance forms of India (originally from North India). It is a narrative dance form characterized by fast footwork (tatkar), spins (chakkar) and innovative use of expression (bhav) in the performance (abhinaya).

Kathak  - The art of storytelling
The picture shows a Kathak performance in progress – Performed by Gitanjali Lal and troupe at the Purana Qila, New Delhi, India on 15th Oct 2007 during the ‘Ananya’ dance festival.