Thinking Cycles of Renewal: Sunset Puja in Udaipur, India [360-Degree Panorama]

Udaipur, India

The sun sets on another day in Udaipur, India. People gather at the lake's edge to watch the day wind to an end and to take part in evening puja (prayers). This ritual, a daily cycle, elegantly pays reverence and homage to one day while preparing for the next.As we move from reflecting on and closing out the past year to engaging in the new one, I thought of this … [Read more...]

Udaipur, India: A Photo, A Girl, A Lesson

Girl at the Market in Udaipur, India

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been uploading the remaining photos from our travels through India and Nepal in 2008 (This New Year’s resolution, if you're wondering:  NEVER EVER allow ourselves to get this far behind on photos.)Experiences, emotions, and even memories of certain smells came back to me as I added labels and descriptions.Sometimes a story … [Read more...]

Oh, What a Night

Mumbai: Easy to Locate

It was our India moment. You know, the kind of travel moment when you’re on a trip and you think to yourself, “Now this is why I came here.”No, we weren’t sipping masala tea and eating chicken tikka while admiring the image of the Taj Mahal in its reflecting pool. Rather, we were tucked into the sticky folds and the dingy creases of an uncontrived real-life Indian … [Read more...]