Tag: Allahabad

Memories make a Home

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All about buildings: Old buildings, barns, sheds, houses Homes are more than just four walls. They cuddle our growing up years, the years of loves and losses, emotional and physical storms and most important …memories. An abandoned bricks and mortar shell makes you wonder what compelled the residents leave their haven/hell,…

Train Journeys- Past and Present

The Prayagraj: The familiar bleak friable landscape interspersed with algae ponds, cattle and livestock in different stages of thinness grazing on non-existent grass, the sparsely cultivated fields, thatched huts, semi naked children chasing mangy dogs, men huddled on charpoys or walking listlessly with the familiar ‘lota’ (metal mug) for their morning ablutions, women, head covered, engrossed in washing,…

Accidental Expat.

Growing up I would envy friends whose father’s had transferable jobs moving to different cities, within country and abroad. Ours was a business family and this necessitated staying in one place and one residence, a family property, in sleepy, culturally and politically rich town of Allahabad on the banks of River Ganga, the holy river…