Category Archives: India

KIDS OF INDIA, A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

I’m leaving in 3 days to India for a 500hrs Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (I know, I know, this is a sensitive matter within the Ashtanga community but it is the subject of another post ;-)). So, this morning I … Continue reading

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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 2 of 2

Ok, it took a bit longer than expected to complete this blog post (insert link to part 1) but here it is 🙂 after being home since 5 days and some editing to my original notes. Enjoy!   Lakshman Jhula … Continue reading

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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 1 of 2

When I arrived in Rishikesh 2 weeks ago I didn’t know what to expect. I had just read what my guide book recites about it: “The town of rishis has got notorious in the sixties upon receiving John Lennon and … Continue reading

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TRAVELERS DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux I was getting ready for my next travel when I incurred in the above quote. I’m leaving on Friday – yes, in 2 days! – to … Continue reading

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MEMENTO OF INDIA

Portrait of a young Indian lady selling vegetables at Devaraja open market in Mysore, Karnataka wearing dar-red bindu on the forehead and black earrings.

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 2ND STOP: BELUR & HALEBIDU

Friday, 11.30 am and time to leave Shravanabelagola and move to our second and third destination for the day: Belur and Halebidu. Belur is very famous for its Chenna Kesava temple, dedicated to Lord Vijayanarayana, one of the twenty-four incarnations … Continue reading

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HOW A 400 YEARS OLD BANYAN TREE CAN MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY…

I just spent a wonderful afternoon!!! It is just amazing how any new thing I’m doing here in India seems like making the last I did fade in comparison… so many things to see, to realize, to be happy with! … Continue reading

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 1ST STOP: SHRAVANABELAGOLA

Mysore (India) and 2 days off from asana practice (Friday = moon day + Saturday = weekly day off): what a luxury! How not to take advantage of it and go on a daily trip to explore the even more … Continue reading

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SOMNATHPUR, the KESAVA TEMPLE and the CALL HOME

Less than 3 weeks on my 3rd trip to Mysore, Saturday – hence day off from asana practise – and the chance to get with a small bunch of other KPJAYI students to Somnathpur to visit the Kesava temple. I … Continue reading

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER with THE INDIAN POLICE…

Closer than I ever wanted to! Would you believe an invite to get a coffee can result in a full hour spent at the local Police Station? Believe me, it can! I had never been to Barista, trendy Italian-style kind … Continue reading

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Vara MahaLakshmi Festival, Mysore

As I started walking back home after the led class today, I realized it must have been a special day…. and it was not even 8 o’clock! I noticed more women than usual outside the beautiful houses here in Gokulam, … Continue reading

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INDIAN PECULIARITIES… on 2 wheels

Indeed, 3 weeks have already gone by since I left India… nonetheless tons of memories are there, more vivid than ever! Amidst those, one that really struck me is the way a motorcycle is used in India: I saw entire … Continue reading

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Ever been to an Indian airport? Hints & Tips

India: 2 months, 23 days and… 4h10min car ride to cover 130kms from Mysore to Bangalore airport, 3h waiting for take off and… Ever been in an Indian airport? You get to the check-in counter and get your luggage checked. … Continue reading

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MAHA SHIVARATRI – MYSORE (KARNATAKA, INDIA)

Yesterday – Jan 20th, 2012- it happened to be one of the major Hindus’ Festivals: Maha Shivaratri… as reported in one of its many different spellings. I attended it in Mysore (Karnataka, South of India) together with tons of Indians … Continue reading

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