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The Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves , located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri, about 11 Km off the coast of the Gateway of India, Mumbai, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to these caves, excavated probably in the 6 th century CE, is awe-inspiring, and also thought-provoking. Over the years, I have visited the caves a number of times, and also attended a number of talks by experts in the fields of art, history and archaeology on the caves. Together, they help me understand these caves, their art, and the people they were created for, just a little bit better. Every new visit, every new talk, every new article I read about the caves, fleshes out the image of what the island and the caves would have been like, at their peak. I last wrote about the caves on this blog, in 2011, almost exactly 11 years ago. Since then, my understanding of the caves has, I would like to think, marginally improved. Hence this attempt to write a new and updated post, trying to bring to life, the caves of Elephan

Skywatch Friday - Changing Moods of the monsoon sky

The monsoons have arrived and we breathe a little more easily, in spite of the flooded roads, and a power cut die to a short circuit somewhere.....Having nothing much to do with the current gone, I spent some time taking snaps of the skies from our window........ Here are three snaps taken at different times of the day - the view is the same, but how different it looks each time! This is why I love monsoons, and am willing to put up with any discomforts, from wet clothes to wading through knee deep water.... Its all worth it!

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  1. Beautiful photos Anu,
    my hands itch to capture these kind of photos when I see them. But now it self my hands are full hence decided to enjoy when others post them.

  2. Anu
    As a mother we have to face lot of problems during monsoon but I also love it among all the difficulties...

  3. Yes it seems as if the sky is changing the moods through the day.

  4. Beautiful vies. You have shot very nicely the changing moods and colors.

  5. Beautiful photos
    Have a nice Friday

  6. hello.. Anu i seen ur comment in another blogs and i came to ur profile and i seen all urs blog.. its really.. nice..! and i got to know.. u like to travel and i need some information from you..!

  7. hello... Anu i came through ur profile and i found that your interested in traveling and i hope Tamilnadu tour will help you to guide you...!

  8. What wonderfully varied skies!

  9. Wonderful skies. Rain is indeed a blessing.

  10. I so agree.. Anu.. Its all well worth it... Wish we had half the monsoons.. here..

  11. Love the last snap! The colours are so beautiful.

  12. Lovely pics... esp the 2nd one...I like more of cloud formations :D

  13. Absolutely beautiful captures of mother nature...

    Recently I switched to a custom domain and have lost friends on google friend connect. Request you to re-join :-)

    Pixellicious Photos

  14. Awesome, Very Beatiful. I am Wondering How long did you wait to capture this shots


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