"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

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Temple Moments Part 1: Making An Entrance

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Picture taken by the ancient gateway of Kapaleeshwarer Temple in Mylapore, Chennai

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Time At The Temple

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A boy sits in his temple’s doorway

Picture taken in Fort Cochin


Aspiring To Altitude: A Door Opens

A door, shoes and light.
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Picture taken in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Ladakh


Ready to Head Home

Picture taken in the Plapally Rubber Estate Bungalow, before heading back to Cochin.


Time To Go Home

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Our trip to Trivandrum for the Hay Literary Festival had been a great success:
A friendly and comfortable hotel; superb conference logistics; and a wonderful selection of speakers, including some of my personal heroes.
And amazingly, this wonderful fest of the English language was in Kerala,
my beloved Kerala..
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Picture of our ever-smiling doorman at the Maurya Rajadhani Hotel, Trivandrum.


A Question Of Confidence

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“O gates, lift high your heads;
Grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter.. ”
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Translation taken from The Grail Psalter. Picture taken in the Carmelite Seminary, Fort Cochin

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Different Doorsteps

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“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”

Paul Strand

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As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate lovingly, our own”

Margaret Mead

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“To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell”

Thomas Merton

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“Leave your worry on the doorstep Just direct your feet, To the sunny side of the street.”

Dorothy Fields

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