Trip to Benaras
I left Benaras with mixed feelings. After three days of visiting temples, exploring the markets, walking down narrow gullies, watching the sunrise from the banks of the river Ganga, witnessing the evening aarti (offering of prayer to the river), dining, dressing up, and taking photographs, I felt content that I could tick one off my bucket list. But I felt none of the awe and wonder that I should have experienced in the oldest city in the world and one that was steeped in tradition and culture.
‘Intriguing, thought provoking, will change the way you feel about life and death’- is how I would describe ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’, in one line. This book falls under the genre of ‘Psychology and Counseling’. One of the author’s subsequent books has been lying on my bookshelf since a decade and I hadn’t opened it. […]
Although, it was Winter, and I have been waddling around, in layers, a beanie on my head, a scarf around my neck; socks on my feet, and cotton plugged in my ears, my heart has been in ‘Spring’ mode since my older one returned home for the Christmas holidays. I feel paralysed and incapable of […]
I’ve been trying to paint using a limited palette. This is my second painting in the limited palette series. I call it ‘Reflections’. The painting is based on a photograph. I wasn’t sure if I got the waterlilies right, so, I shared it on Facebook. People commented on the reflections and said they liked it. […]
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Hi, I’m SMITHA,
An ex-banker, a blogger, a poet by heart and an artist by accident. Welcome to my imperfectly, perfect world.