Month: April 2015

Kalapaani – Cellular Jail, Port Blair, A & N Island

My first introduction to the life of Indian freedom fighters was through stories told by my uncle during my childhood. Gradually, I came to know more about them through our history text books. Bollywood movies too played a major part. It always intrigued me how could these people undergo such torture and sufferings. How could one undergo such pain and sacrifice? I had often made up images in my mind about the way the freedom fighters lived, worked and inspired others by their own sacrifice. I finally had a tryst with the picture I had painted about them on...

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The Pilgrimage – Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath is one of the holiest shrines of Lord Shiva. So before venturing in the Amarnath Yatra, I just thought to share the beautiful legend behind it. Lord Shiva, the immortal hero was asked by his wife Parvati why he wears a garland of human heads. To this he replies that every time Parvati dies, he adds a head to his garland and it continues to increase. Parvati then wanted to know the secret of immortality (Amar Katha) so that she could be with her hero forever. Though Lord Shiva was reluctant to divulge the immortal secret of the...

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