Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series
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Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series

Three months ago I moved to the Netherlands, having spent one year moving back and forth from India to The Netherlands, till I could pass my Dutch integration test, to get a long term visa,. Having given an integration test and got 94/100 in the history section, I knew more history dates than my Dutch … Continue reading

Sunny Art Fair day
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Sunny Art Fair day

The Art fair was unlike the usual Dutch mood, it was vibrant with colour, post-modern fun forms, bling sometime bordering on Kitsch, and who am I kidding there was Kitsch around too. The Artist’s themselves were warm, inviting and shared their experiences, even though some dint speak English well, and my Dutch is not worth … Continue reading

Salisbury Cathedral, a Gothic expression
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Salisbury Cathedral, a Gothic expression

The Salisbury Cathedral is an imposing Gothic expression, though it was built, and added to, its main character remains Gothic. The Spire is the tallest in England, and was a later addition to the main Cathedral. The Cathedral was first built around 1220, and there was a town that flourished around it , which was … Continue reading

Malabar in European Fantasy
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Malabar in European Fantasy

In my recent visit to the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, I found this beautiful porcelain couple labaled ‘Pair of Malabars’. They did not look anything to the Malabaris that I had known, and was greatly amused to find that this was what the 18th century Europeans thought ‘Malabars’ looked like. It is interesting to discover … Continue reading

Violet and Purple
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Violet and Purple

Violent Violet and Purple Violet and purple on the skin Written on white walls Without restraint, The feeling of purple flows Into the letters Into black scribes, Anything but white Nothing but white again There is none here to colour anything‚Ķ Torn, violent, violet flowers Violet violence wishes to express into a quite dance of … Continue reading