WPC: Transition

  I’ve always had this feeling of sitting on a ginormous ‘ticking’ clock. A normal day brings in 24 hours, 1440 minutes, and 86400 seconds. And each ticking second can lead to a number of diverging possibilities. A possibility to so something, or nothing. Every second lost, leads to another minute and eventually, transitions into an hour being lost. And…

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Lofty Mountaintops and Tipping Heels

Everywhere I looked, women seemed to be brave the odds of tripping and challenged gravity on an everyday basis. Their pointed footwear didn’t deter them from hopping up and down escalators or running on Seoul’s intricate subway system. In one of those inexplainable moments, I too had a momentary lapse of reason, and for some strange reason…

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WPC:Trio

There’s little in common between the east and west. And yet, it’s possible to bridge the gap between the two sides of the globe – through art. Dutch Chinese sculptress, Wu Ching-ju, manages to amalgamate western concepts with ancient Chinese beliefs in her creation, ‘The Fountain of Blessings’, also known as the ‘Fulushou’ figures. According to Taoist beliefs, Fu Star…

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A Walk through the Alleys of Gamcheon

It’s interesting to see how a fresh coat of paint and a few art installations can change perspective. Gamcheon Culture Village, in Busan (Phusan), attempts a heady mix of both. The history of Gamcheon Village is as eclectic as the village itself. The village was founded by followers of the Taegeukdo faith in the early 1900s. Keeping…

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Life as an Alien

“We all begin as tourists. Somewhere along the way, some of us turn into travellers. And then, some of us choose to stay on.” I’m writing this post two months after our month long stay in Seoul. I must confess, quite often, I’ve faced traveller’s amnesia when it comes to writing posts on our past travels. Names…

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WPC : Ornate

What do I love about long walks? There’s no way of knowing what you’d come across along the way. And if you keep your eyes peeled, nature can put on quite a show. I guess, that’s where we learned what ‘ornate‘ means. We’d walked for hours in the secluded forests of Nameri National Park. And although, our guide and…

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