Monthly Archives: November 2014

Basilica on the hill

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What: The altar at Mount Mary in Bandra
Where: Mumbai, India
When: December 2013

Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5 (phone camera)

Traveller’s Tale: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, popularly known as Mount Mary, has been around since the 16th century. It’s a place I definitely make my way to whenever I am in the city – for its peaceful & serene ambience & a spot of celeb-gazing (if I’m lucky). More…

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Carved Ink

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odisha pattachitra india

What: A part of a ‘Pattachitra’ scroll on palm leaves from Odisha
Where: India
When: July 2014

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: MotoX (phone)

Traveller’s Tale: Pattachitra is visually depicted stories on cloth/ palm leaves. This is an age old form of story-telling in parts of eastern India where artists painstakingly sketch or paint stories from the epics or folk tales, keeping the story alive. I came across this piece and the artist at an exhibition venue. He told me that it took him around 4 months to complete this piece (approx 2ft in length) where first the lines are finely carved into the palm leaf & only then inked. This scroll details stories of the Hindu God Krishna.