The Land Of Lotus Blooms

‘And Flora gave the lotus, ‘rose-red’ dyed, And ‘lily-white’ – the queenliest flower that blows.’~Toru Dutt~   The flower Lotus brings a myriad of images to me…The childhood days when we  carefully attempted to draw a perfect lotus flower (hardly knowing that it’s our national flower), proudly standing above the bright blue waters. With greatContinue reading “The Land Of Lotus Blooms”

Pchum Ben- Cambodia’s Own Festival

  Wat Onalum during Pchum Ben The skies turn deep blue with fluffy clouds scattered here and there, the air is filled with festivities; yes, it’s Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day) time. Cambodian culture and history fascinated me with the passage of time and I found immense joy in learning more about the customs and traditionsContinue reading “Pchum Ben- Cambodia’s Own Festival”