WPC: Vibrant

As an introvert, I don’t think you get many chances of starting a conversation. If you’ve missed one, in all probability, you’d spend the rest of  your time staring blankly. I’ve found it easier to observe people – than talk to them. Being silent, for most of the time, can give you a rare insight into the…

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WPC:Alphabet

For someone who loves language and typography, this week’s prompt touches on a topic I’ve always found to be interesting.Understanding a language starts with the alphabet. And the interdependency of language and communication is pretty obvious – when you travel. Any form of communication, will decide, if you will have your next meal, travel to your next…

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Lost in Exile

We started the day huffing up the steep winding slope. After breakfast, we headed towards Temple Complex. Plastered on the wall opposite, were posters of the Tibetan uprising and the resistance movement. It’s not the best way to start the morning. Disturbing images of tortured or missing Tibetans dominated the posters. Understandably, no effort was spared in hiding the…

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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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