Kochi- Muziris Biennale 2019

What is the purpose of travel? To escape from somewhere or to escape to something? What is the purpose of art? To please the eyes of strangers, to express without explaining or to have a discourse around social and universal matters? There cannot be a single purpose of travel and art, just like there cannot…

Dilda White & The Water Mountain

I was furloughed in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand when a friend shared details of a retreat in Kumaon. The idea of another escape to the hills is as alluring during a vacation as it is while struggling with dusty, man-made city life. I said yes without thinking. I briefly knew that the three days…

Top 10 Things to do in Yoga Capital of the World

You just read the header and are wondering where on earth this yoga capital is. If you haven’t googled it already, it is a town named Rishikesh in a northern state of India called Uttarakhand. Lower Himalayan range ‘Shivalik’ laps this quaint state, popular amongst domestic as well as international tourists alike. As if the…

What’s your Spiritual Story?

I have been brought up in the foothills of Himalayas, in a town called Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The holiest river in the world, ‘the Ganges’, twists and turns around it like a perennial bridge to serenity. Having been close to nature instills a sense of thoughtfulness. Witnessing people from across the world travel to find…

Back to Basics!

Do monkeys sit in one corner of the earth? NO! They jump from one tree to another, pluck and taste new fruits, play with each other, tease cows and crows, and screech at humans! Were we always human? No! Do our ancestors like us bound? No! Is that why they screech at us? May be, yes!