Skip to main content

Expressions at Wagah

The famous flag lowering ceremony at Wagah Border is a power-charged event that happens every evening. People gather on both sides to watch the ceremony. On our side, the tall-lean-mean BSF men put up a brilliant show, and every Indian's heart fills with pride. And we're encouraged by the person conducting the ceremony to shout and encourage our men louder, to drown out the voices from the other side. Pictured here are three shots of him, egging the crowd to shout louder, telling the crowd that the noise they're making is not enough at all! We later met him after the ceremony, and I must say, the iron-grip when we shook hands was almost bone-crunching!

Have you been to the flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah?


  1. No, I haven't got an opportunity yet Priyanka. Hope to be there soon and a great post from you.

    1. Thank you Sims. Hope you plan your trip and visit very soon!

  2. Hope to see this some day....definitely worth a see

    1. Yes it is. Thanks for stopping by, Ami!

  3. good post. hope to see it one day.


Post a Comment

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Popular posts from this blog

A Slice of the Western Ghats: AGUMBE

Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.

A summer sunset

A quick post! Over the past few weeks, I haven't been able to dedicate much time to this space, owing to more pressing matters, both personally and professionally. However, I'm making it a habit to write down in my journal as often as possible, so as to make a record of my thoughts, which have been quite interesting. 
With this post, I hope to resume writing posts at-least twice a week, starting today! This picture was taken in my village in the Summer. It was a clear evening, and the sky was spotless. The setting sun against the horizon made of various palms made for a very pretty picture. The tiny glistening lake looked nice too.

See also:Summer Activity: Mango Picking!Summer Sky

(Find more pictures of the sky from across the globe, HERE)

A Slice of Rural Mangalore

Last evening we'd been to our village for a Spirit Worship ritual. The drive was quite smooth, save for a particular moment where I braked all of a sudden, to save a small snake slithering slowly on the tar road. I got quite a shouting for it! In the past few days, the village had seen showers, and everything had turned green. Patches of grass were seen by the road, and the parched countryside looked hungry for more. There was a peacock strutting rather proudly in the middle of the road. 
By the time we reached the village, dusk was falling and the sun had disappeared behind the trees that make the horizon at the edge of our fields. There were lot of heavy clouds too, and the evening light filtering through them looked glorious. As the sun went down, the colours kept changing. In a span of just fifteen minutes, I lost count of the number of hues that appeared; it was as if there was an artist sitting on the other side and secretly painting the sky! Below are a few p…