Friday, January 20, 2012
This was my first ever trip to Kerala, although I have been down south many times but somehow never managed to get here. Meeting Thomas and his family was special. The time spent with Avira at Panchkanam will remain one of the best memories of Kerela. " Burn the Santa" in Fort Kochin was the most Bizzare thing that I have ever come across. The food was awsome and the people were wonderful. Thank you Anu, Thomas and Avira.
It was special to be called in for the workshop at Obeetee, I had a great time with the participants and it was very special to go back to UP and teach in Hindi. Thank you Ustad, Anu, Mandy, Seerat and especially Prateeksha!
Stopped by In Varanasi, I'm glad I did. I had come here as a boy scout when I was just 9 years old, somehow remembered some of the places. The aarti in the evenings viewed from the Ganges will remain as one of most mesmerising sights. Floating the candles in the river was as spiritual as it can get. I used to come quite close to Varanasi by train to drink Toddy.