Once upon a time in Jaisalmer, the walls of Salam Singh’s Haveli trembled with occurrences of cruelty. Women feared event its shadow, and the curse it could bring upon them. A few miles away in the Thar Desert, Kuldhara village has similar stories of a curse, and remains an abandoned place. Legend says that it remains deserted to this day because of the misdeeds of diwan Salam Singh.
We visited Oceangreen Homestay to experience the onset of Monsoons last year. Although everyone cautioned against it, the heart wants what the heart wants.
The musty smell was a constant feature. My childhood memories are attached to this smell, and then few. Like running down to buy kachoris if any guest came. Since the famous shop was so close, we followed the golden rule of “always eating fresh”.
Pink House takes me back to the memories of Himachal Pradesh where we visited in April 2017. I had always wanted to visit Dharamsala/McLeodganj. While looking up stays there, Pink House caught my attention, for its quirky wall art and cool vibe.
I can’t help but wonder about these traditional houses … who lives in them, what are the aspirations of those people, and their relationship with their homes.
As someone who straddles two cultures, of Bengal and Haryana, she’s a person with some amazing stories. And she’s shared some for me to illustrate and use as part of my #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. So in Deepti’s words and with my illustrations …
Having read the books and seen the television show, I was delighted to come across an article about the house where the series was filmed.
It’s supposed to be the most haunted place in Rajasthan.
There’s a notice by ASI which says that the fort is haunted and no one should remain there after sunset.
Kimansion made for a near perfect New Year stay for us, a few years ago. The 100 year old bungalow (a British one) is turned into a bed and breakfast.
Inside the JJ School of Art, is a bungalow that belonged to the famous author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling.