Mandir.

A Hindu temple is a house of gods. It is a space to bring human beings and gods together. A temple incorporates all elements of Hindu cosmos presenting the good, the evil and the human, as well as the elements of Hindu sense of cyclic time and the essence of life – symbolically presenting dharma, …

Enjoying being alone.

Not happy to be on your own wanting more companionship. Needing more the comfort of the others. Are we all guilty of this idea that we are just going to be here forever? Eid. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India, 2014.

Bad day.

Bad week, bad year! Everyone has some good days and some bad days, everyone has karma. Don’t let a bad day make you think you have a bad life. Ghat at night. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2014.

Benares

Is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together. Mark Twain.

Indivisible Two-In-Oneness.

The lingam, known as Shiva-linga, is the beginning-less and endless cosmic pillar, the cause of all causes. Seen as a symbol of the energy or of Shiva himself, the lingam is often represented alongside the yoni, a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy. The union of lingam and yoni represents the …

Relationships.

Too many keys on the keyboards, too many people encountered in a lifetime. Are we going to make words, sentences, stories with all of them? Keeping on creating connections, suggesting meanings, to endlessly, desperately, having to put a period at the end of every phrases. Friends for Eid. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India, 2014.

Suky.

I was going from caves to caves, there were very few foreign visitors. I met Suky around cave no26, a nun from Korea, she was very exited to be here. She had two cellphones and a tablet, she’s a connected nun. Ajanta, Maharashtra, India, 2014.

Out of one single rock.

The Kailasanatha temple was directly carved within the side of a mountain. The structure is a freestanding multi-storey complex with inner rooms in its core. Why would want to go find materials and bring them together when it’s just about shaping what you have in the most beautiful manner? I like that, everything is right …