Coastal communities

The coast is ‘not the end of the world’, rather it is initiation. The sea unites the regions with the movement of the seafaring population : traders, sailors, sufi and migrants exploring merchandise and destinations. The Gujarati seafarers were tandels, nakhudas, khalasis and others, who belonged to both Hindu or Muslim communities. They followed independentContinue reading “Coastal communities”

Religion and Coast

Religion has become an important part of the coastal landscape. As the folklore suggests, Gods and Goddesses, Saints or ‘Pirs’ of the sea who, through their spiritual powers have saved the ships and crew from the disasters of the sea. On the coast, religion has to do with customs to ensure safe voyages, or aContinue reading “Religion and Coast”

Endlessness

A night in time,As our lives entangled in city glow,With our mobile screens, laptops, and social brag,With our vigorous lives, anxiety, and outrage.Being an old soul heart,I rescue from the tangible jungle to unveil a place,An impression bound forever,Full of darkness,Deserted lands,A quest with pizza and cigarettes,A stillness of music,Where breeze could be heard,Stars tickled, Continue reading “Endlessness”

Shiyal Bet

Standing at the Pipavav Port in Gujarat, one can see an island far away. This island is Shiyal Bet situated in Jafarabad taluka, Amreli, Gujarat. The residents of Shiyal Bet say the opportunity of fishing brought them to the island. Fishing has been the only source of livelihood for the Koli community. The port townsContinue reading “Shiyal Bet”

Unwinding travels

Traveling afar, I set my foot in the diverse state nestling near Arabian Sea. From the dry salty desert to humid coast regions, With the morning breakfast to, Insomniac night city hustle. Travelling within the southern region  Of this oddly looking state on India’s map I sauntered into the roots, Only to unwind within theContinue reading “Unwinding travels”

Hindsight

The Urge to Travel Just like the other human beings, I too feel the urge to move out from a trapped room. The fresh air that I needed, the human interactions that I lost, the fragrance of fresh blooming trees is missing; the sound of chirping, but most importantly the sense of freedom is lost. Continue reading “Hindsight”

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