Qolşärif Mosque at dusk

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

It’s only when we reached the city of Kazan, our second stop on the Trans Siberian journey, that we were reminded of the Asia in Russia.

Diwali Cityscape – Hyderabad

Diwali Cityscape - Hyderabad

While bursting crackers is fun in its own right, the pleasure of sitting on the terrace of a high-rise and watching fireworks light up the night sky, far away from all the smoke and action, made for a spectacular Diwali, 2012. This is a still from a time-lapse video, which is available below.