Khajuraho- A Rhapsody in Stone

The temples of Khajuraho depict the story of life in intricate sculpturing and exquisite architecture. They are an epitome of the four goals of human life as accorded by Hinduism-kama, artha, dharma and moksha. Kama the human desire for pleasure, artha the search for wealth and power, dharma or fulfilment of one’s duty and finally …

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Sanchi- The Site of Stupas

‘Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life’ said Buddha. This quote perhaps describes the realization of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, who after the bloodshed of the Kalinga war, realized its futility and chose the spiritual path of Buddhism. Situated on the hill of Sanchi are the dome-shaped Buddhist …

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Bhopal: The City of Lakes

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, situated in the heart of India is where the old and new as well as the Hindus and Muslims peacefully coexist. My earliest reference to Bhopal was comedian Jagdeep in the magnum opus ‘Sholay’ essaying the role of ‘Surma Bhopali’- a paan chewing, sherwani clad timber merchant hailing from …

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Jodhpur- The Blue City

Marwar, Blue City, Sun City, Gateway to the Thar, call it by any of its several monikers. Jodhpur with its imposing hill fort, beautiful museums with masterpieces, ancient havelis, beaming bazaars and delectable cuisine will leave you bedazzled.  The second-largest city in Rajasthan, which was mapped on the old Silk Route, has now found international …

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