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Friday, February 17, 2006

Ellora's sojourn to Egypt


sphinx (sfĭngks)
n., pl. sphinx·es or sphin·ges (sfĭn'jēz').

1. Mythology. A figure in Egyptian myth having the body of a lion and the head of a man,

ram, or hawk.
2. often Sphinx Greek Mythology. A winged creature having the head of a woman and the
body of a lion, noted for killing those who could not answer its riddle.
3. A puzzling or mysterious person.

The third definition of sphinx befits my friend and colleague Ellora, undoubtedly the most vivacious person in our batch of executives who joined ONGC together. Recently she had a trip to Egypt, the land of pyramids, with her husband Kaushal. Indeed very lucky to be at one of the most frequented tourist destination. The couple had taken hundreds of photographs of the trip. The place has no greenery and everything seems to have the yellow-brown desert hue. Here lie testimony to the history of progress of mankind.

I choose these two photographs from the lot to share with visitors to this site. The first one had Ellora herself standing next to the Great Sphinx at Giza, near the pyramid of Khafre, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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