We biked our way from Suzdal, a pretty Russian village to another village called Kideksha, to take a look at a 900-year-old Church, one of the oldest in Russia. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw on that beautiful sunny day.
Everything is bigger, grander and incredibly imposing in Russia. Anything of importance either reflects the sheer decadence of Tsarist opulence or the Soviet penchant for the grandiose.
The not-so-often seen side of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, also known as The Church Resurrection of Christ.
A vantage view of Nizhny Novgorod, birth place of Maxim Gorky, a meeting point of the Oka and Volga rivers and the first stop of our Trans-Siberian journey across Russia.
For the next three months, Russia is our home, our office, our stomping grounds and our chance to explore a new land, culture and perspective.
A photo essay of a trek through the Valley of Flowers, a National Park and a World Heritage Site, which is home to more than 500 species of wild flowers.
You walk in through the broken down walls and see that the inside of the Alamparai fort has given way to a wild world.
Day 4 of our trip to the Valley of Flowers and we found ourselves at Gobind Ghat. From there it was around a 15 kilometer trek to Gangria, which took us roughly 7 hours to complete. The air was pristine, views were spectacular and the trek was painstakingly slow thanks to the lack of oxygen.
The time had come to do a road trip. Given the responsibility of transporting my sister’s car from Mumbai to Goa, Priya & I decided to drive along the west coast, mostly on NH4 and taking roads along the sea side whenever possible. We broke the journey over three days, and on day two we found ourselves at the Arrey Warrey beach during sunset. We stopped and spent some time there
This 450-year-old Banyan is more than just a tree. It’s history, ancient knowledge and life fused together in an intricate network of gnarled splendour. While the grounds of the Theosophical Society in Chennai is a revelation in itself, this incredibly-spread out tree, one of the oldest trees in India, is a delight to behold. There are unverified claims that the branches and roots of this tree roughly covers over 40,000 sq feet!