"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." - Patanjali

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Two hours from Udaipur lies the small unimpressive town of Chitoor.

Chitoors only attraction is its fort. And that to is unimpressive. There is beauty though, but this lies in it's romantic tryst with the ideals of the warrior. On three separate occasions in it's history, facing defeat from a surrounding enemy, instead of surrendering their lot, they committed the act of jauhar: both men and women, against all odds, rode out to die.

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