Tag: China

Nathu La Pass…..Whispering Boulders

Continuing my Sikkim trip:…Two days of immersing in Sikkimese culture and lore we were on way to Nathu La, a Pass that unintentionally manipulates emotions to jingoistic levels. Gangtok: A sure way to get the patriotic adrenalin overflowing in any Indian’s vein is to mention China and Pakistan vis-a-via sports, trade, cricket, the 1962 Indo…

Gardens….Nature’s Hallways

Post in response to – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147: Gardens In the words of Rudyard Kipling “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  Gardens require planning, execution, labour and nurture. The best examples of this interplay of Sense and Sensibility are Chinese gardens in China or anywhere with Chinese…

Forbidden City…chasing dreams

2020..the year that is/was .. the transformational catalyst of our lives. Shining through the continuous pandemic haze are two milestones (for me)…first the 50th National Day celebrations of Sultanate of Oman and second the 600 th year of an architectural marvel The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Oman holds a special place in my life,…