Mutual Distrust

Goa. This three-letter word takes our minds to a state of trance. Our minds create imagery which is utterly sublime. Sunburn, undoubtedly is the best time to be in Goa. All succumb to vocals, poignant sounds and ethereal soundscapes.

They have been to Goa many times but never during Sunburn. It was Dec’ 2009 and they were adamant in their decision to experience, one of the World’s best music festival. They eventually did make it to Sunburn but the memories of this trip are dreadful. They never in their dreams could think of such an incident. The electronic music dominated him and he became submissive to it. He lost his mind in the amalgamation of music, booze and DRUGS. The excitement being a part of Sunburn conquered him and he was enjoying the high which took away his soul from his body. Candolim – The beach were this music festival originated and it is the brainchild of Shailendra Singh of Percept, in partnership with Nikhil Chinappa. In a few hours, there would be pin drop silence in Candolim as it was the last day of Sunburn. The people still enjoyed the sounds of silence as drugs had altered their perception and consciousness. He wanted to be alone and planned to take a walk on the seashore. He couldn’t stop admiring the beauty of the water. The sounds of the waves were hypnotizing him. The sky was pitch black and he felt like flying away. The water touched his feet and it was so soothing. His mind controlled his body and he took a dip in the water. The cold and tranquil water was troubled by his presence. He thought he was flying and enjoyed the sense of being free. He felt something was not right. A blast of emotions from his past filled his heart as his breath slowed down. He was bordered by water as if it had engulfed him. And within a few minutes, all his senses stopped and he was liberated.

The water of Candolim has lost my friend’s trust. His brother like friend had gone forever. In his tearful eyes, I can see the black clouds of wrath wanting to rip the water apart, and steal his friend. He feels the water yelling that it didn’t trust his friend’s motives either. He never enjoys the water of Candolim Beach as there is some mutual distrust.

I, all the time think to myself, whether it is possible for him to forgive and overcome this mutual distrust?

This post has been written for picture it & write by ermilia.


10 Tons of Gold and YOU.

More than 300 retailers

Looking at the above picture, imagine yourself with friends, family or colleagues surrounded by 10 tons of Gold at any given point of time and over 300 retailers. Wouldn’t it be fascinating? Yes, indeed. If you are a person whose life revolves around gold then this is the place to be.

Dubai is known for really cheap gold — but you’ll have to haggle for it. Whether or not you’re ready to buy, a stroll through the dazzling Gold Souk is a must. It is a traditional market and is located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. Retailers include well established stores like Damas, ARY Jewellery, Shyam Jewellery and Joy Alukkas as well as smaller stores that operate mainly in the gold souk.

To add to your excitement, I thought of adding a few more images seeing which you can understand the obsession with gold in Dubai.

They have made the world’s largest bangle out of Gold and it is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. That is just insane.

When I started walking in the market, this store was among the last few. I still remember, I couldn’t stop looking at the bangle and many people kept gathering around that shop. To attract customers, these businessmen can practically do anything.

This Bangle is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

And they also designed clothes made of Gold for women. It is obvious that it isn’t for sale but it shows the how serious they can be when it comes to selling Gold. And why not? They have to do something different if they are competing with over 300 retailers.

The traditional Gold Souk pledges a truly “golden” future for the City of Gold. Harboring traditional charm, the Dubai Gold Souk remains the most energetic gold retail marketplace.