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Friday photo: Kathakali

Kathakali means a story (katha) told in the form of a play (kali). A mix of classical and folk dance forms, Kathakali is originally from the Malabar region of Kerala and goes back to the seventeenth century. Everything in Kathakali is exaggerated and larger-than-life – the music, the make up and the gestures – and the desired effect is sheer drama.

Read more about this fascinating arts form here – A story in dance (especially the bit about make up)

kathakali

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Friday photo: Golden

The last few weeks have been one long crazy travel spell – but I am not complaining, since winter is the best time to take off from Delhi to these nearby weekend destinations.

The last weekend was a quick trip to one of my favourite places, Amritsar. It turned out to be more of a food journey than anything else (post coming up soon). But we also spent a lot of time at the Harmandir Sahib, just watching people and being moved by the strength of their faith.

This week, an image from the temple at night…

Amritsar

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Friday photo: Fenced

In a recent trip to Agra, we were completely fogged out. At 10 in the morning, from a distance of 20 feet, the Taj was not visible. Our resourceful guide had to use a picture postcard for his spiel.

We were lucky the earlier evening though, for we got this glimpse of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh, on the other side of the Yamuna. The light was fading fast and the mist was threatening to envelop the scene, when I got this.

Taj

You know, of course, what this means. Another trip to Agra towards the end of winter.

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