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…

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.

Pink House – Reminiscing a 100 Step Journey

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.

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. 

Legend of Bhangarh Fort

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 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.

Journaling at Kipling Bungalow

Inside the JJ School of Art, is a bungalow that belonged to the famous author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling.

Hunting Lodge – Kila Dalijoda

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.

Fascinating Frescos of Podar Haveli

Podar Haveli, an ostentatious home covered in frescos, was built by Mr. Anandilal Podar in 1902. It is one of the many havelis in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.