Jannat: Heaven on Earth is how Kashmir is known as. The world's most beautiful garden on the top of the World. HIndi Cinema shot on the Dal Lake in the 1960s an 1970s, Kashmir ki Kali. Heroine Sharmila Tagore the young beautiful Kashmiri woman, we recall from our childhood! So many decades spent in India … Continue reading Kashmir: Heaven on Earth: "Jannat: Yahee Hai Yahee Hai"
In Kolkata after more than a decade! My favourite city and my favourite spot, New Market! In spite of living in cities and watching the growth of the cities of Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi over the years, I was taken aback by Kolkata's growth. Growth of population, crowds like I have not seen anywhere, not … Continue reading Oh Kolkata!
In Russia, Stalin conceived of the idea that the common man must also experience the grandeur of the palaces! As they spent a lot of time in the underground, he felt the Moscow Metro stations, started construction in1935, should be as grandiose as the castles and palaces. However, he was unable to build more than … Continue reading The Grand Metro: Moscow II
Russia is a country that has undergone a lot of turmoil over the centuries. People have suffered. The authoritarian rule of the Tzars was followed by the pains of revolution and then what is called the totalitarian rule during the Stalin era! All over Moscow you see this tumultuous history depicted. Kremlin is a fortress … Continue reading State and Religion: Kremlin and the Orthodox Russian Church, Moscow I