Tag Archives: Punjab

My Experience at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

Publié le 7 August 2014 par Inder Raj Ahluwalia

the golden temple amritsar

It stands there in simple majesty, the gilded splendour of its dome and panellings shining in the sunlight, silhouetted softly in the water of the surrounding ‘pool of nectar’ (holy tank).

All around the pool, along the marbled pavement that fringes the temple complex’s vast amphitheatre like a mosaic border, walk the devotees in clockwise fashion.  Resonating across the shrine, forming a continuous, soothing background soundtrack is the nonstop recitation of the ‘kirtan’ (religious hymns).

For me, it’s a surreal experience. Sure, there’s a huge world out there and I’ve seen it, but this is like coming back home.  Continue reading

Mots-clés : amritsar, golden temple, Punjab,

Le Corbusier, a French Urbanist who created Chandigarh

Publié le 30 January 2014 par Caroline Shantitravel
The Rock Garden in Chandigarh

The Rock Garden in Chandigarh

Le Corbusier, whose real name was actually Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, was born in Switzerland but got naturalized to French in his forties. This talented urban planner (among other professions) became world famous for being one of the pioneers of the Modern Architecture movement.  His aim was to provide residents of crowded cities with better living conditions. He created new urban and architectural concepts in Europe, America and, and surprise surprise, India. Continue reading

Mots-clés : chandigarh, Punjab,