Jakson Inns Room

City life sort of bogs you down with the daily humdrum and cacophony. The rush after the day’s back to back work be it personal or professional gets on to you...

Forests are the lungs of our eco system. So very true and apt. I had read this signboard on one of my trips to virgin Valparai. Nature is indeed god’s gift...

Verdant Tea Gardens a treat to the eyes

A lone pachyderm stood swaying his tusk and grazing around. I stopped the car and gazed at him. I remembered someone telling me an elephant who roamed all alone was considered...

Ceylon Frogmouth

“Thattekad yetti”, murmured Sabu from the driver seat hinting that we have neared my destination in the local parlance. Groggily I scanned the dark surroundings from the confines of the car....

Early morning in the Dal lake

Travelling to Kashmir, rather you are flying to Kashmir then you need to know few things before planning your trip. This paradise on earth is renowned for its beauty but has been in...

Thalipeeth

An edited version of the Pune food article was published in the November’15 issue of Citadel magazine. In the heart of Pune city stand edifices that would transport you to the era...

Coorgi Women

The Kodagu or Coorg district nestled in the Western Ghats is known widely for its headquarters Mercara or Madikeri. This hill station also called the Scotland of India is a conflation...

Fishermen mending their nets

Sweat trickled down my back. Officially summer hadn’t yet arrived but Dakshin Kannada created by Lord Parashurama who had thrown an axe from the top of the Western Ghats to reclaim...

Zo Rooms

Okay Folks, we know that many of you may have thought of trying both companies that claim to offer best rooms in another city at affordable costs. So, we have prepared...

Renting a bike in Rishikesh

My host at Amraai homestay in Rishikesh suggested I rent a two wheeler to explore Rishikesh. He suggested I visit Ranjit Motorbikes near the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and check out the bikes...

Guthu House in Pilikula

The Bunts have their origins in Mangalore, the popular ones being Aishwarya Rai and Shilpa Shetty. Most today are in the restaurant business and run these eateries in Mumbai.  I came...

Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat Rishikesh

I took a private bus from Delhi that took me through Muzaffarnagar, Roorkee and finally to Haridwar. The wheat fields were golden brown as they swayed in the summer wind. A...

Kodaikanal a sylvan glade

It was an impromptu decision that took me to the Princess of Hills or Kodaikanal few weeks back. I was in my hometown for a marriage and decided to explore the mountains nearby....

Baba Jaaan Masjid

It was the last day of the fasting period of the month of Ramadan. The Islamic community had been fasting for the entire month which is the ninth in their calendar....

St.Marys-Island

An edited version of this article was published in Pune Mirror as Seaside Diaries As I scanned around I could see the Gurpur River meandering through coconut groves while steamers and boats...