Arts & Culture

A Slice From A Weekend Break in Delhi

A Slice From A Weekend Break in Delhi

“So will you relocate to Delhi?” Our friend asked before seeing us off after our three-day stay and attempt to explore the Delhi urban sprawl….

Photo Feature: Window Shopping in Ubud

Photo Feature: Window Shopping in Ubud

Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali is also a great shopping destination. A haven for arts, crafts, traditional garments and furniture. A walk through some…

Travel Tales with Kommune

Travel Tales with Kommune

A young man enthusiastically makes a day trip to Pisa from Rome, only to be told on reaching Pisa station that the last train back…

Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

This year’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival got over recently. While blogging on that, we realised that we forgot to write about Indikaleido, another cultural festival…

Mummy: The Inside Story

Mummy: The Inside Story

Nesperennub, a priest at the temple of Amun-Ra, had severe dental abscesses, which would have given him terrible pain when he was alive. He had…

Mahakuta, Badami

Mahakuta, Badami

An ancient temple complex at about 15 km from Badami, Mahakuta is part of the travel circuit of Badami–Aihole–Pattadakkal. Surrounded by hills with bushy forests,…

Your Moment Is Waiting

Kerala Tourism’s new three-minute advertisement movie, Your Moment is Waiting, has already become talk of the town. The film was recently featured at Saatchi Gallery…

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

Jadhav Gadh. Exuding Old World Charm

As we approach the entrance, the doorman ceremoniously lifts the bugle and plays. A little embarrassed, we enter the fort. More welcome ceremonies follow. A…

Of Faith & Creativity – Part II

Of Faith & Creativity – Part II

Most of us have grown up with the philosophy of seeing God in everything – in every stone, every tree, every human being, every animal…

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Year-End Trips (2) – Mamallapuram

Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is barely 70 kms and is connected by good roads. Not a wise idea to combine both these places on the…

Solapur, Chadder, and Fashion Ramps

Solapur was once a bustling textile town. The Solapur chadder is famous even now, though the number of mills has dwindled and many of the…

Of Faith & Creativity (the Divine Tree)

Of Faith & Creativity (the Divine Tree)

With countless number of Gods & Goddesses (83 million by someone’s estimates or 830 million?), roadside stones and trees turning to temples is not new…