SK Sharma

Historians, archaeologists and globewanderers have all visited and written their felt accounts of Angkor since modern man first searched these awe inspiring marvels some hundred and fifty years or so ago. National Geographic, as their won't has been, have done their own research. But, I have yet to come across a Civil Engineer take it upon himself to unravel the mystery of this largest project ever undertaken by humanity. I am a Civil Engineer and Indian Army officer, who has done large projects; fairly large ones. Embellished with some amount of working knowledge of Indian religions & it's culture, I herewith set out to fathom the length & breadth of the mystique called Angkor. Here, ladies & gentlemen, I am.


Though i had time on my side, but anxiety always denies one any luxury with the watch. Soon upon arriving at Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok, I hurried to the Cambodian Angkor Air desk. It was open since the next flight was just about two hours away. No other customer at the counter did sooth my anxiousness a little. …

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Kanchi Visit

Whilst endeavouring to learn more about the intricacies at Angkor, the first name that came up was of Kanchi near Chennai, India. Kanchi is one of the eight most sacred places of pilgrimage for Indians whilst Rameshwaram is one of the four Dhams (sacred most destinations) which a person in mandated to visit at least …

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Every nation has a currency. But one nation out of the 200 odd that make this world has a currency that is universal. yes, the US dollar.  Yet, in most of the countries, they accept dollar surreptitiously unless you are an authorised money changer. there it is free for all. Not so in Cambodia. Or …

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Colours of Wind

What I could not fathom, my little daughter Koush solved it for me. One evening, I was muttering something unto myself as I was progressing with my site and managing thousand odd pictures taken by me during my visits to Angkor, that she enquired as to my problem. Perhaps with a thought of wishing her away and …

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