Pondicherry- Conversations with the Sea

I want the ocean breeze to wash over me and set me free… Waves splashing and rollicking, spraying their energy…

Guest Post: Pondicherry-The French Connection

A Dream There should be somewhere on earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all…

Office of the Post Master General of Goa, Panjim

Weathered cities and old buildings have always captivated me. So last month, while in Goa I was delighted to come…

Urban Sketching: Siddhaih Road, Bangalore

The Urban Sketchers Bengaluru meet in the first week of August was all about automobile repair shops. We met across  Urvashi…

Under the Ladakhi Stars – Raku House

A group of students, mostly from Leh and Ladakh, studying at Delhi University came together to preserve the cultural heritage of Leh. Flowering Dharma, an NGO was launched in 2009, as result of their efforts.

Salam Singh Ki Haveli – A House of Luxury and Decadence

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.

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.

Qissa Haveli Ka- A Tale of my Husband’s Ancestral House within the Pink City

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”.