Beyond Angkor, what?

So you have risen at the crack of dawn, or even earlier, and made your sleepy way to the Angkor Wat to see the famed sunrise. You have followed in the glamorous footsteps of Anjelina Jolie to the ruins of the Ta Prohm temple (where parts of the film ‘Tomb Raider’ was shot), held captive…

The apsaras of Angkor

From a longer piece I had written on the Angkor experience some time ago… *When I first catch sight of them, the apsaras are resting on the cold stones of Angkor Wat. One is flexing her foot, mimicking the action of the stone apsara dancing just behind her on the wall. The others are talking…

Temple performance

Published in Mint Lounge recently – original version posted here… Read the pdf version online here – or if the link vanishes, you can read it here… *** Day one among the temples and I keep remembering a delightful phrase I had come across long ago. Vuja de. Looking at the familiar with new eyes….