Exploring the seeds of Time



Four generations of our family have walked in Lodhi gardens.

Lodhi gardens-4 generations of our family have walked here-May 2013

“When are you meeting me” an old friend asked me.

“Early morning at Lodhi” I offered,

“It will save you from the heat and traffic.”

He backed off.

Bada-Gumbad Mosque area of Lodhi gardens is a place where some

fellow-travelers meet.

The landscape of Delhi has changed. But Lodhi Gardens remains.

“Our uncle took us for a bus-ride when the first buses started” a friend

remembered the Delhi of the 1950s.


In the African tradition, people celebrate death as much as a

part of life process as birth.

This is different from Judeo-Christian traditions.

The African tradition deals with the spirits of

those who passed away as friends in contradistinction to some other traditions in

which ghosts and spirits have a negative connotation.

As part of the projects of geneology-and associations one

forms with the passing away of persons, a time to reflect on life and celebrate it.

Many things have changed in the Delhi Cityscape.

But Lodhi gardens remains one of the constant anchor landmarks….

Mornings at Lodhi are a good time to refresh some memories,

reflect on life processes.

…Four Generations of our family have walked Lodhi.


National Museum-Central Area May 2013

The Amrita Shergill centenerary is going on.

In the afternoons, ..we review the Company period paintings

which brought European realism into the Indian Art which earlier was more about Kings-and-Darbars…

My niece told me that she read about the painters Tilly Kettle and Thomas Daneil in her school-history books and

remembered how she had first been introduced to the works of these artists in the galleries. of NGMA.

Last time we had attended the 150th year of Tagore…

Exploring the seeds of time…through art…

on a quiet Delhi afternoon.

Introducing the children to the concept of exploring..the seeds of Time.


Thyrotoxicosis-in National Museum.

As we explored sculptures from different periods, I came upon this Mask from North East depicting Thyrotoxicosis.

There are many perspectives of seeing the same thing.

Photography from the 2nd floor – The central area of National Museum

As I put the caption- Meditations on this photograph of my nephew Mayank running around in

the Sri Aurobindo Ashram..he said..

Meditations..Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi

I do not think the caption Meditation is right.

There are many perspectives of seeing things.

– – –
Many things
came alive..in walks around Lodhi.



About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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