Photoessay – Soul-itude & Natsukashii

Natsukashii is a Japanese word used when something evokes a fond memory from your past. It’s a word you exclaim as a smile creeps across your face.

Having lost my mojo to write in these troubling times, I’m sharing some photos of my bastion of peace – mystical & majestic – where I choose to commune with myself. Some cherished moments between 2015 and 2021…

Recess, decompress, de-stress from distress…

Viraha* – situations, words & meanings

* Viraha (Hindi) – The realisation of love through separation. A dedication to the town of Rishikesh, to which I was to travel today, but haven’t because of the COVID lockdown.

“I choose to visit it again & again because it provides solace to my soul and leaves me refreshed & rejuvenated to carry on with the humdrum affairs of my life with greater vigour.”

Bridge Across Time

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

RISHIKESH WRITINGS

Catch the Drift

PILGRIM HEART

Sangam (The River and a Rivulet)

A Love Mutual

Where I’m At

“Again?” & “Alone?”

By the Ganga

Folded Hands

Tears of Homecoming

Dissolution is the Solution

SACRED SPACE

3 Steps to Nirvana

Seventh Heaven

Giving It All Away

Heaven & Earth

On Silence

Offering

On Meeting Her Again

And he sits

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Up ‘n Down – II

A peep through a break in the wall. Flowing, aqua water below. Steep rocks to climb down. White, sandy, riverine beach. Solitude, tranquility, serenity…

From a recent visit to my haven in the hills of North India. Continue reading →