Seema Misra The Urban Sketchers Bengaluru meet in the first week of August was all about automobile repair shops. We met across Urvashi Theater. A relic from the single screen theater era, this theater was famous for its great sound system. K. C. Nanjunde Gowda, a film producer and prominent businessman of Karnataka, constructed it during the…
I have been nominated for Mystery Blogger Award by Anshu. My best #BlogchatterA2z post is X-tacy of travel: An Ode To Wanderlust and a personal favorite is Stepping Down Into Myth and History.
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.
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”.
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 …
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.
Kila Dalijoda was built by Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo in 1931. It was the hunting lodge for the Panchakote Raj Dynasty. Today, Debjit Singh Deo and his wife Namrata have converted it into a boutique hotel.