Mystic Sunset

As I caught the Sun leaving for the day, I realized that every sunset is different. Sometimes it is mysterious, other times gorgeous, on some days arresting and at times, spiritual. Today, it was mystic with brilliant orange around it. These days, the lake is frozen. I am eagerly waiting for summer evenings to catch the Sun’s reflection on this lovely lake.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator – Mahatma Gandhi

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#ENOUGH!

As students walkout nation wide to protest inaction of authorities on gun violence today, we stand in solidarity with them. For the sake of my kids, my neighbors’ kid and kids everywhere in the US, I hope that something gets done.

Exactly a month ago, 17 hapless people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. It was heartbreaking! Really, Enough is Enough!

I salute the spirit of these kids as they protest for a great cause👍. #NationalWalkoutDay

Guide to Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Archaeologist, photographer and explorer, Kevin Standage unearths hidden gems from India. Stunning visuals and indepth knowledge is what you will get on his blog. Do read his invaluable findings as he once again journeys through India

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Bhimbetka, 45km south-east of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, is the best known rock art region in the Indian subcontinent. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, the area extends over 1,892 hectares covering five hills within the Vindhyan Range; Vinayka, Bhonrawali, Bhimbetka, Lakhajuar east and Lakhajuar west.

For the visitor, only Bhimbetka hill is easily accessible, with 15 painted shelters open daily for the public to explore. Whilst often referred to as Bhimbetka Caves, these are in fact natural sandstone formations, the passage of time and exposure to the elements has led to the various shaped rock shelters with their unique natural architecture.

Amazingly, the Bhimbetka rock art site did not attract scientific attention much before 1957. The story goes that Dr Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar noticed these peculiar sandstone rock formations whilst traveling along the hills by train, and had a hunch that they might be interesting to explore…hence he discovered Bhimbetka…

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