26 years ago (1995), my first Accidental Expat experience, with the accompanying ifs and buts, was no glossy, glamorous paradisal adventure. The reason, there was no invasive deluge of pictures / vlogs / blogs on WhatsApp, Instagram, Google (at least in India), Yelp, Tik-Tok etc…to hold my hand in the hit-and-run learning experiences in an … Continue reading Moving to another country without social media holding my hand.
Lens-Artists Challenge #166 – Artificial Light There are two kinds of light: the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. Sin City Macau....(pictures from my archives) Macao....the gambling mecca of the world...'The mindless luxury of a rich civilization...' The Venetian Macau....a 39 storey Casino hotel situated in Cotai Strip Macau. It is a 10,500,000 square … Continue reading Window Dressing…the Neon Way
Some places disappear to inner recesses of memory till an incident or event resurrects them to the forefront. In the summer of 2011 Galveston was another beach town for a weekend visit from neighbouring Houston, Texas. 10 years later, in 2021, Galveston metamorphosed from a bleachy, cataclysmic city into a 'freedom' icon. I learn that this … Continue reading Galveston..Memories and Prejudices