Tag: China

Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

A re-visit or virtual travel after gap of eleven years (2009) and Beijing, like rest of China, still remains an enigma. Its latest product, Covid-19 or Corona virus, lives up to the ‘humongous’ attitude of the country…..expandable enterprise. As we, all over the world, battle with inevitable lockdowns, a virtual visit brings back memories of…

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,…

Wedding Procession – Road Journey

I have visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Zhujiajiao but one event that resonates in memory is a wedding procession. We were guests, rather invited ourselves at a wedding in Taizhou formerly T’ai-chow. The host was my husband’s business acquaintance and when the wedding invite came I made my husband agree to attend the wedding.…