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Secret Places of the Soul

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“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”.
(Plato – Ancient Greek Philosopher, 428 BC-348 BC)

Into the ruins of a Madrasa from the fourteenth century which stands at Hauz Khas village in South Delhi, I met Jatin who was playing guitar with three of his friends.
They were sitting at a window in front of the large water tank.
Their music was echoing in several rooms of the Mughal building and bringing a pleasant atmosphere.
There was a storm like those we have at the end of summer forthwithing the begining of the rainy season.
I took several pictures, it was a nice break in my busy day, this place is so peaceful that I almost forgot I was in Delhi…

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The Legend

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The Legend

 

This is a portrait of Satya Paul who is a living legend.
Satya Paul is considered as one of the greatest figures in the Indian fashion industry.
This self-taught designer is a pioneer since the sixties and his legacy could be compared to the work of Yves Saint Laurent.
His major contributions to design has been of questioning and changing the way to wear and perceive the sari and the salwar kameez by innovating the very form and drape of it.
He is currently supporting and promoting the various crafts of weaving from all over India. 
His name is well-known everywhere in the country and all my Indian friends dream to wear his sarees.
However Mister Satya Paul is the most humble fashion designer that I ever met.
I meet him for a week twice a year as our booths are next to each other during a show.
I am lucky to be able to share a few words with him every morning then and to listen to his wonderful words of wisdom about life.
There is a radiant energy coming from his amazing happiness.
www.satyapaul.com
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The Quality of Friendship

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by designldg

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There is an old saying that the best way to get love is by giving love to others.
Similarly, if we want friends and companions, being a good friend to others is a good way to begin.
There is a mantra for producing the qualityy of friendship in oneself.
The mantra is one of the “twelve great qualities of the sun”.
Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha
The intention of this mantra is the creation of friendship in a very special sense: when you become friend to everyone, everyone will view you as a friend.
I took this picture as I was walking early in the morning along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Those two friends were talking behind drying clothes, there was a nice game of light though the red fabric that I wanted to catch with my camera.
This picture is for my friends.

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