Dust, Noise, and Colors – Urban Sketching at Russell Market

Russell Market was an assault on the senses – there was movement everywhere, a cacophony of colors and shapes, making…

Benne Dosa at Gururaj Canteen, the Oldest Dosa Canteen In Davengere

On our way to Sirsi, on a hot summer afternoon in May, we stopped at Davengere, to sample the Benne…

The Birdwatcher’s House In Thattekad Forest

We had many bird watching adventures with Vinod, relished many a sumptuous and healthy home cooked meals by Sini (including a squid preparation that takes almost 3-4 hours to prepare) and spent silent evenings listening to the sounds of the forest.

Rainy Days in Oceangreen Kannur

We visited Oceangreen Homestay to experience the onset of Monsoons last year. Although everyone cautioned against it, the heart wants what the heart wants.

On a road in Gokarna

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. 

Malgudi Days Revisited

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.

Kimansion Inn-Kochi

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.

Braganza Pereira House: A Fine Example of Indo-Portugese Architecture

The Braganza Pereira house has been standing tall, overlooking the Chandor town square, for over 350 odd years. The two-storeyed house is unique to Goa – you are greeted with a very Portuguese facade topped with local red-brick tiled roof.

A Zen Weekend at O’land Plantation, Coonoor

Sketching At O’land Plantation Stay Beautiful landscapes, blue hills, forests, peace and quiet, and delicious home cooked food – these…