Sparrows by the Columns

From Ambarnath, India I stood in an ancient shrine to Lord Shiva – the Destroyer of Death in the Hindu Trinity. Known as the shrine of Ambreshwar or the Lord of the Skies, this was a 10th Century stone jewel incredibly tucked away in the heart of a bustling Mumbai suburb. Intricate…

The Temple Heist

From Varanasi, India The rhesus monkeys or what I simply call “temple monkeys” are a frequent sight in these parts of the world. However, the Hanuman langur is probably less common in urban areas of Varanasi. Named after the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, these primates are treated with some reverence.