1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Two faces of India March 2, 2009


India becomes more and more modern, young people  -westernized, Bollywood goes West…

And at the same time in the core of it one can still find the Spirit of Eternity.





27 Responses to “Two faces of India”

  1. Molly Says:

    lovely photos!

  2. swaps Says:

    Welcome to the new mascot of India 🙂

  3. Wortman Says:

    It looks very nice 🙂

  4. axinia Says:

    I understand your sarcasm, swaps, But you know that I prefer to use my own pictures while blogging (saves from copyright issues)… 🙂

  5. Nita Says:

    You look lovely in the red salwar kameez Axinia!

  6. radha Says:

    Nita is right and i love your sandals =)

  7. axinia Says:

    thanks Nita nad Radha 🙂

  8. Nice photos, Axinia! 🙂

    So I guess even a die-hard supporter of the impractical saree found it better to wear a more practical and comfortable garment 😉 😀

    By the way, I must say that you seem to be quite comfortable in a saree, like an experienced wearer. Unlike most non-South Asian women who are quite conscious that they are wearing an alien, highly restrictive, six-metre-long garment that hasn’t changed much even after several millenia 🙂

  9. axinia Says:

    Raj, thanks for your compliments 🙂

  10. swaps Says:

    Ooops! Just being Russian (direct) 🙂

  11. Raman Says:

    Very pretty. Good that India is able to offer you something.

  12. axinia Says:

    Raman, India can surelly offer a lot to everyone!! It is a great place, even if we know of some problems.

  13. kanagu Says:

    Nice photos Axinia 🙂
    Hope your travel to India had rich experiences 🙂

  14. axinia Says:

    yes, I am just about to post something more extensive on the trip 🙂 hopefully today!

  15. Wortman Says:

    I hope, we see more of you in the next posts of your journey 😉

  16. axinia Says:

    of me not much, I think India in more intresting than me, really!

  17. Wortman Says:

    Yes, it is.
    But, al little bit Axinia is also nice 😉

    wortman… a typical man 😀

  18. ha so did anyone offer you a movie ?

  19. axinia Says:

    in fact, one Bollowwod scriptwriter is my best freind… But I am too bad at acting 🙂

  20. Raman Says:

    That is true – every nation by itself is so magnificient that it can give you good lessons. India has its own kitsch of offerings like spirituality, tradition, food & culture.

    But given our daily experiences, it is surely an ability to 1) be able to discern the good from the bad & 2) assimilate the good & avoid the bad.

    I guess you are a blessed one.

  21. axinia Says:

    thanks, Raman 🙂

    Your insigt on India sense of discretion is really intresting, I never thought this way…may be you are right. Although looking at the ways india is taking to materialism in some its really ugly forms..I am not sure people can really discern bad from good.

  22. Valusha Says:

    I see only two beautiful indian women. Where is my austrian friend Axinia?;)

  23. axinia Says:

    she obviously got lost in India 🙂

  24. Sahaja Says:

    Awesome…..each time I wear a saree def I would remember u Axinia…….its said, everything is right before ur eyes but u need some one to actually make u realise it exists so that u c not only it but also its value!

    U have been a part of my life since 🙂 and rest is history 😉

  25. Raman Says:

    We are often given the example of a Bird called Hansa (http://www.jstor.org/pss/592478) which had the unique ability to seperate milk mixed in water and consume only the milk leaving the water. Milk stands for goodness and water for what is avoidable.

    Another practical example that I have seen is the cranes that stand in Indian fields during the rainy season. These cranes fly all over the place and land on mud mixed in water. Most of the times, they stand in knee deep mud-sledge. But there is never a single spot of mud in their entire white body. How they manage that is something I wonder about and have eventually attributed it to god’s grace.

  26. gweb Says:

    Awesome.. Indian’s are rocking everywhere. Looks beautiful in red.

  27. Anuj Says:

    Hey… never knew that someone can be in love for India more than us… the Indians.. sounds amazing and these Indian outfits suit u so well… elaborating the charm of ur persona…


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