The princely city of Rajasthan greeted us with the breathtaking sight of the massive sand-castle of Jaisalmer soaring high like a mirage from the ancient days from the far-stretching sandy prairie.
Being a Bengali, the passionate turmoil of experiencing the ‘Sonar Kella’ with all my active senses, knew no bounds. The nostalgic enticement of Satyajit Ray’s Feluda’s brain-twisting adventure at the Jaisalmer Fort was acting like a magnetic enthrallment for me.
But, this story is not about me!
It is an adventure of a couple, aged more than 65 years old; my to-be parents-in-law, whom my fiancé and I decided to surprise with a weekend gateway to the Golden City.
An opportunity to shower our love and gratitude for all the sacrifices and hardships they took upon them with a smile, making their seven children capable of kissing the success of life; To celebrate the true spirit of commitment towards each other till the last breath of life; To acknowledge the wanderer within us, that tries to break free of the daily routine life; To give them an excuse to relive their long-left juvenescence openly without any reticence. The Liveliness & Excitement of the couple was too beautiful not to capture through my lenses. Their Energy bewildered me; Age is no bar for savoring in the experience, delight and ecstasy, which the city of Jaisalmer has to convey through its whole enchilada.