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Imchatsung Imchen is a visionary artist/entrepreneur who seeks inspiration in music, fashion and design to express his distinctive art of storytelling.
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The Cats and the Moon ❤

When I posted my first story on these cats, I couldn’t tell who was who. Now these seven months twin kittens are all growing up too fast. The lighter one is ‘Anet’ AKA Yamaha (Yamaha in Ao language means ‘this is not it’). Arigato is the darker naughty one who was found on the neighbour’s terrace! He is also known as Aket. ‘Gatto’ means cat in Italian and so Arigato, also meaning ‘thank you’ in Japanese was named by his godmother Aneeth Arora. Aket and Anet means ‘one’ and ‘two’ in Ao.

 
These cats wanted to compare their fur with the fine cashmere from péro fall-winter 2012 collection. So I shot some pictures, most of which you will find on the péro by Aneeth Arora page
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“The cat went here and there 
And the moon spun round like a top, 
And the nearest kin of the moon, 
The creeping cat, looked up. 
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon, 
For, wander and wail as he would, 
The pure cold light in the sky 
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet. 
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance? 
When two close kindred meet, 
What better than call a dance? 
Maybe the moon may learn, 
Tired of that courtly fashion, 
A new dance turn. 

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Minnaloushe creeps through the grass 
From moonlit place to place, 
The sacred moon overhead 
Has taken a new phase. 
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils 
Will pass from change to change, 
And that from round to crescent, 
From crescent to round they range? 
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass 
Alone, important and wise, 
And lifts to the changing moon 
His changing eyes.”

 

The Cat and the Moon – William Butler Yeats
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Renaldo Moon Twins: Yamaha “Anet” & Arigato “Aket”

All clothes and kitty accessories are from the house of péro
Location: The Forbidden Garden
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Legend of the Moon

Lately the posts are getting a little generic and sad, so I decided to change up the mood at the expense of my new kitties. You may definitely try the stunts below at home. Presenting the Moon Twins.
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Lycanthropic symptoms are liable to occur between the old and the new moons, coming at the bidding of the spirits that cannot be denied. The soul generally enters the leopard during sleep, returning to the human body at daybreak.
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My Soul does not live in my body. It is not in me now. It lives in the leopard. It visits me in sleep. It meet it in my dreams. Then I know what it has been doing. If anything happened to my leopard in the day my soul would come and tell me..
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Excerpts from Of Leopard Men and Tiger Spirits.The Hidden World of the Naga. Living Traditions in  Northeast India and Burma. Aglaja Stirn & Peter Van Ham. Prestel.
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An Umbrella Story

This post is a photo essay stirred by an umbrella I bought from the Desert Handicraft Emporium run by historian and curator L. Narayan Khatri. If you ever happen to visit Jaisalmer, you have to visit the Thar Heritage Museum founded by him. 
 
The Golden City gives one a picturesque memory of its nomadic lifestyle and the folk tunes, of a land once submerged by sea, of the glorious Meghadamber, the celebrated and haunting Sation Ka Pagothia where thousands of Rajput women performed Sati… This post is for Jaisalmer. See you in Winter!
 
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Chandra Singh outside the Emporium 1
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Garisar Lake
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25 kms away from Jaisalmer
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Jhanvi
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Sation Ka Pagothia
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Inside the  Fort: Ajay Singh, the guide
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Ajay walks every morning and does this!
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