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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #25

travel to edakkal caves, kerala
Curvalicious roads

Revisiting the curvalicious roads to the Carvings of Cave men

for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #25

Travel Diary | Day 17 : The Diwali day

[ 23.10.2014 [ Thursday ]

Today its Diwali, the celebration of lights. As it is a special day, there was no sevas in Sadhana forest. Everyone was free to go outside and celebrate Diwali.

I went out with my friends. Went to Auroville. Spent some time here and there.  Some special Diwali celebration was happening at Upasana, an organic textile design unit in Auroville. We visited that place in the evening. Most of the people in Auroville were already there. The entire area was decorated with lights.

Some pictures from the evening.

The diwali celebrations
The diwali celebrations

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Travel Diary | Day 16 : The Picture day

[ 22.10.2014 [ Wednesday ]

Today I had some free time with my camera.  So I took some pictures from Sadhana. For a change  today not much writings, Hope you will  Enjoy the pictures.

Main Hut : The happening place
Main Hut : The happening place
Main Hut
Main Hut
Main Hut
Main Hut
Living in the nature
Living in the nature
Bamboo bridge
Bamboo bridge
Inside the accomodations
Inside the accommodations
From Scrap to life
From Scrap to life

 

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Travel Diary | Day 15 : The Music Night Again

Travel Diary | Day 15 : The Music Night Again

[ 21.10.2014 [ Tuesday ]

I found myself enjoying the routines of Sadhana. Early morning wake up call, morning circle, first seva in the forest most of the days that too in the rain, breakfast, adventurous second seva and lunch. And then a couple of community shifts in a week.

But the interesting thing was the freedom to go to Auroville in the afternoons, if there were no community shifts on that particular day. Sometimes we used to go after the dinner too.

Today I went out in the afternoon, after the lunch. I went to meet my friend who was staying in one of the Auroville guest houses. He is from Brazil. The first thoughts about Brazil for me would be Carnival, football and their enthusiasm. This dude was no different. It was a pleasure to be with this ever smiling happy dude, who also happened to be an amazing music lover.

We had a small musical jamming session. On my phone I had a few lines written by myself. Within seconds he gave those words a life. Music happens naturally to this guy. He sang it at least 5 different ways along with his Ukulele. I have a very short clipping of it uploaded in my Facebook page. You can watch it from here

The jamming session

The music creation continued for an hour or so. Later that evening we went to see the Music night. Some snaps from the music night.

The Music team
The Music team
Creating wonders
Creating wonders
The spectator
while The spectator watches it
The spectator and the performer
and another spectator and the performer
Technology behind the art
Have a look at the Technology behind the art
The end
The end

This day was fully of music. Right from the morning wake up call song, after noon jamming session and the musical night at the end. Now its time to listen to the music of sweet dreams.

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Travel Diary | Day 14 : The Cycle repeats

Travel Diary | Day 14 : The Cycle repeats

[ 20.10.2014 [ Monday ]

It was again a Monday. Couldn’t believe that its been already a week. My initial plans of staying for 4 days was already been re-planned. The new plan was to stay till next Sunday so that I could attend an event that Gaurav invited me.

So the cycle was repeating today. Morning seva consisted of three words : fun, forest and rain. Continue reading Travel Diary | Day 14 : The Cycle repeats