In Search Of Self At Matri Mandir, Auroville, Pondicherry

Can few minutes in the confinement of your own thoughts cut off from all distracting sounds and sights help you gain insight into yourself? Can it relieve you of guilt or pain? Is it so easy to accept your own faults and ponder over what could have been the better way? Can I really find…

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For That Slice Of Pizza

It is always the small nondescript eateries that steal the show with their authentic delectable offerings be it kebabs on a tiny hand cart in by lanes of Lucknow or a tucked away corner selling sweetened thick buttermilk in Jodhpur or the many small makeshift stalls with their spicy ‘pani puri’ or ‘dahi-bhalla’ in the…

The French Footprint

I was visiting Pondicherry after a long time again. This time with the sole aim of visiting the Matri Mandir at Auroville. I was always intrigued of this golden orb and its French Connection! It was in 1673 that French first set their foot on Indian shores. The French East India Company set up five trading posts…