Category Archives: Gujarat

Siddis: A Tribe Lost In The Pages Of History

What are the chances of meeting an Afro-American who can speak Hindi, knows which part of the country Indian prime minister hails from and claims to have a great grandfather from Gujarat too? I would say none except that I … Continue reading

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Adalaj Vav: An Illustration of Love and Religious Tolerance

This post was first published at Open Road Review. The longer version is here:  “It’s amazing what people do for love. It’s even more amazing what love does for people” It was for this love, for her deceased husband Veer Sinh … Continue reading

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Born free: In wilderness of Gir

A moment of silence after the collective gasp soon turned into excited yet hushed murmurs as soon as the bus carrying us, the ever-yakking homo-sapiens, came abreast to the tawny beasts taking a break in the shade of broad-leafed teak … Continue reading

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Modern Art in a Cave: Amdavad ni Gufa

What would someone expect when two great minds…. one who conjured up three-dimensional contemporary spaces with traditional concepts and another who with just a stroke of his brush created images on the canvas, amalgamate their ideas? Yes! When art and … Continue reading

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The Fire Altar : Sun Temple at Modhera, Gujrat

The  first soft yellow light of the early morning fell on the face of the gold idol of Surya, imparting a resplendent glow shattering the darkness……It seemed as if the Sun God himself emerged from the sleepy confines of the garbha griha … Continue reading

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Rani ki Vav(Queen’s Stepwell): Patan, Gujrat

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Back from a long vacation recently, there was no agenda of another holiday. However a last-minute decision to join in a family get-together was the reason that we stayed overnight at Ahmedabad, Gujrat while returning from Pune. The next day being Sunday … Continue reading

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