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The weavers of Thirbuvanam

The weaver India and Saris is a love story dating centuries back and there is no garment that dresses a woman with more elegance than this 5 meter piece of woven craftsmanship. In the village of Thirbuvanam almost every house owns a handloom. On…

The miracle of birth

We were born into a place without our consent. We were born into a family without our choice. We were born into a culture without our knowledge. We were born innocent, small and pure. So how can there be racism, patriotism, nationalism and the…

The tiny space of now

The space between the second that was and the second to come is the only place you are truly in reality. Only if thinking stops and you perceive the world without thought you are in harmony with your SELF, your surroundings and the universe….

The (broken?) dream

What if life was like a beautiful song? We would cherish each sound, not the beginning nor the end We would be part of each note in our heart Living the moment in silence and joy   Yet we created a world, a system,…

The bookstore

A thousand voices of inspiration telling me to go out and speak of what I have to say.

The secret of sound

To listen to music without words Is to leave your mind behind To leave your mind behind Is meditation Meditation takes you to the source And the source of all is sound

Cochin (Kochi) explored

What ever little we know from history, Kochi always seems to have been a vibrant port by the Arabian sea, gaining importance after the Dutch, Portuguese and Brits came to trade and occupy. Initially the city was frequented by Roman, Chinese and Arab traders….

Kumbakonam – India’s most ancient cultures

If you love to retrace the footsteps of ancient cultures, myths and legends you certainly have to come to this part of India. If you are keen to explore more than just the century and measurements of temples then this is the place. If…

Pondicherry – a travellers tale

What I really love about Pondicherry is, that it has all those contrasts. One one side you walk in the shade of the tree lined french quarter with its colonial buildings, including french street signs and red barrette police. But once you cross the…

If you are in Periyar

For me, Spice Village and Periyar have always had this feeling of finally arriving. I just love the nature, the walks and the clean fresh air. And there is always sound, its never still and quite, there is a constant buzz of insects, birdcalls…

Madurai

Madurai is one of the oldest living cities of the world. The center and the reason for the city is the complex of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. The immense and colourful Entrance doors (Gopurams) are visible even before you reach the city. To get…

Chettinad – the heart of Tamil Nadu

Chettinad is kind of a holiday. Simple life, villages, small markets and great food. Chettinad cuisine is considered one of the finest in India, even tough it is not as well known as the Hyderabadi-, or North Indian cuisine. Fact is that the use…