Sunday, March 17, 2013

Two-year-old Kali Devotee at Kumbh 2013

This young girl came upto me as I sat contemplating on the ghats of Triveni Sangam. She turned two that day, her grandma informed later. What caught my eye was the way she continuously flicked her tongue outside. As I watched her in wonderment, her family members told me that she had been a Kali bhakt/devotee since long. I took out my pic of Kalighat Kali and showed it to her. She held the photo in utter reverence, touched it to her forehead and said Jai Ma. Her family comes from a village near Varanasi. They shared their meagre meal with me that night as this little girl kept feeding me small bits of sweet homemade biscuits. I felt Mother had let me know that She walked with me.

The Long Walk Home After Kumbh 2013

She Walked
They Walked Too With Ganga Water in Hand
Even Naga Baba Walked to Wherever
They All Walked Back Home

Sunsets of Kumbh 2013

Sunset bath and worship, Triveni Sangam

A breathtaking sunset at Triveni Sangam, March 9, 2013  
Sun setting on the last day of Mahakumbh 2013
The Last Sunset of Mahakumbh 2013

Last Sunrise of Maha Kumbh 2013

Sunrise on Mahashivratri, last day of Kumbh Mela 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Namma Kapi--Go Local

Espresso, Indian style. We call it decoction (pronounced digeshan in colloquial Tamil)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let her be...a child

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I saw this girl at a Mangalore street corner. Eyes tinkling, utterly restless, and yet keen on her job--to sell me balloons. Amongst the many thoughts that crossed my mind, I wondered how it was for her to live on the streets with only her sister in tow...wondered if she had suffered abuse or if she escaped. Aah Universe, let this child be!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rice in India

This Post is dedicated to all farmers in India. Happy Pongal All!

Tender rice plant growing in an organic farm in Karanjo, Jharkhand