“Having nothing, yet hath all.” So many conditions of Happiness are available, they say. Sometimes very little is needed to make one happy. Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh
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Welcome to the Moon Land!
MOONLAND, as they call it! Nestled among the mountain folds is this quaint little village Lamayuru in Ladakh (11,890 ft above sea level). A dramatic topography which resembles the surface of the Moon and an enchanting monastery atop a hill render Lamayuru a unique, timeless charm. Lamayuru monastery, built in the 11th century, isContinue reading “Welcome to the Moon Land!”
The Land Of Lotus Blooms
‘And Flora gave the lotus, ‘rose-red’ dyed, And ‘lily-white’ – the queenliest flower that blows.’~Toru Dutt~ The flower Lotus brings a myriad of images to me…The childhood days when we carefully attempted to draw a perfect lotus flower (hardly knowing that it’s our national flower), proudly standing above the bright blue waters. With greatContinue reading “The Land Of Lotus Blooms”
Pchum Ben- Cambodia’s Own Festival
Wat Onalum during Pchum Ben The skies turn deep blue with fluffy clouds scattered here and there, the air is filled with festivities; yes, it’s Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day) time. Cambodian culture and history fascinated me with the passage of time and I found immense joy in learning more about the customs and traditionsContinue reading “Pchum Ben- Cambodia’s Own Festival”