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This is another retrospective of a holiday in Bali on Balinese New Year. I wont go on about what a fun and beautiful place Bali is, ’cause it’s already spoken about so much. But what is also a must see and experience aspects about Bali is the Balinese New Year – locally called as Nyepi. Which also happens to be today 28th March 2017. This tropical place is bursting with so much culture and lot of their culture mythologically overlaps with Indian culture. Unlike what people go to Bali for the fun & frolic, Nyepi is all about bringing in the new year by maintaining silence and self-reflection. And Nyepi literally means “Day of Silence”. How serious are they about this day is that no one is allowed on the beaches or streets and one day in the year when the airport is shut. The rituals for bringing in the New Year are performed for 3-4 days. Visually and spiritually what appealed to me the most was Bhuta Yajna ritual which is performed to vanquish all the negative energies to create a a balance of God, Mankind and Nature. IMG_1492

The ogoh ogoh – demonic statues are paraded on the streets of the villages to appease Bhuta Kala. This process helps in purification. All of this resonated with a lot of hindu philosophies and mythologies I have grown up on.

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The festival in a lot ways helped me personally. You could say it was my Eat, Pray and Love experience. I felt free as bird as I got rid of a lot of baggage just being around this atmosphere of total silence. When you see the ogoh ogoh burn to ashes, you feel that you getting rid of your own bad energies.

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Standing at the crossroad of  the village with the entire show of parade with the effigies  was an overwhelming experience.  Even with the humidity and heat, it’s always a good reason to rediscover yourself. Happy Balinese New year to all out there! To all the souls who want some cleansing from their dark demons and shadows.

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On the roads in the neighborhood and blending into it.IMG_1228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without knowing the reason why…

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Feeling non apologetic about the passing nights and days.IMG_1206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning hard lessons in life.

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Collecting art, poetry and knowledge on the way

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Nobody plans to be a heterosexual, homosexual, transvestite… It takes courage to be who you are and thrust oneself in the greater power that control our being- Destiny.IMG_4930

Mankind should stop considering that it’s bigger than this fact and decide what’s good for everybody. Its hard to let go but that’s the only true freedom for oneself and others around you. IMG_4920

 

 

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Close your eyes and believe in a version of world with letting go attitude. That will be the only true development and progression of us.

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Let us not be the reason for our ruin…

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Don’t know whether to be angry with this view or just get used to the urbanization I m surrounded with.

backyardIn search of a simple life, I might fall upon it somewhere in my journey.

Every second of your public life will go noticed. Makes us little less of humans and more of animals in a zoo. Freedom of space is not as it seems.

Roaming on the streets everything will look in harmony. You did be considered a monster if you try to break this harmony. 100 days of Living-krutikothari

IMG_0756Gaurav and Katie’s love story started 2 years back when they started living in as room mates. Little did they know that the universe was conspiring to get them together. And cut to the present day where the proposal happened in the most romantic city in the world -Paris. It came as a total surprise to the to-be-bride. Though the magic of being in Paris did all the hard-work for Gauarv and the bride couldn’t stop her heart from saying yes. The next couple of months unlike other people this couple didn’t waste time in planning an extravagant wedding. They just got a licensed solemnizer in Singapore to get them married off…

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There was no Bollywood twist to this story as the parents had happily agreed. As unconventional as they could get they got married in a hotel lobby where Katie was wearing a adorable red dress with a black cat brooch and to match her quirkiness Gaurav wore a red bow-tie.

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The registration location and post dinner celebrations was like a treasure hunt for the friends as it was messaged just before the signing ceremony. Indeed it was an exciting event for everybody who was involved. The celebrations kick started with parading on the bay front and ended with a lovely chocolate, wine and dessert buffet at the Marina Bay sands.

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Loved shooting every bit of this occasion. The sweet and quirky details made this fete indeed very memorable.

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Singapore has its very own thieves market that happens on sungei road very close to little india.

If one spends a good amount of time here, be assured to find something mind blowing with a good bargain.

My visit from last year…
Singapore Thieves Market old couple

Life in Singapore a year down the lanewickedtoys thaipu streets restuarant paint monroe kid cycle color chairs It isn’t true that Singapore is about nothingness. If you hang out and try new places you can learn to fly here too. This place is helping me in self development and making me realize my nature in relation with the city and spaces. Magic can be known and made by oneself in any situation and location. Changing perspectives.

tranqabar madness#

tranqabar madness#

BIts and pieces of religion and people…

Kaleidoscope wanderings in puducherry by night

Kaleidoscope wanderings in puducherry by night