Yes, I finally managed a decent four pages on Ajanta, including a good-looking cover page adorned by my tribhanga guy, Avalokiteshwara from Cave 1. Going into the nuances of architecture = not my cup of tea, and I don't care two hoots about whether arches should be square-rimmed or round-rimmed, but when it comes to beautiful dancing sculptures, I can come alive (though I'd rather concentrate on the aesthetic part of it and not on whether it is made of granite or limestone !)
I wrote from the heart, about how I loved the place and why, about the restoration work going on there, which was very disheartening indeed. Bottles of the kind used for saline and glucose in hospitals were hooked up and needled into stone crevices which needed their chemical treasures. Vandalism is rampant there and people don't hestitate to deface a work of art by carving out the stories of their love lives on it. Though it is a world heritage monument accredited by the UNESCO, we Indians don't really seem interested in appreciating its treasures and preserving it.
Anyway, the teacher was somewhat overawed when I presented her with a four page missive ensconced in a folder and all. And considering my title loomed over her, well, I'm in love with the word 'enigma' too, and I titled my assignment 'Enigmajesty - Enigma Ajanta.' She felt I didn't really need to slog my ass off for one credit. Anyway, hope she feels its worth two credits and atleast gives me a high grade, if not two credits altogether ( haha, Wammy will kill her if she tries to, poor thing :)