A perfect landing

I woke up at dawn and got ready for the safari of my life. Have you ever been part of the limitless azure sky with white puffs sailing around? Carried away...

Kufri

This post appeared in The Alternative Could a journey be a delight for some and dismay for the forsaken? It had been a long drive from Delhi to Shimla by road....

Tree House Interiors

I lay awake on my bed looking at the veil of darkness that night had worn. The silver disc looked beautiful in the star studded sky. She cast myriad reflections in...

Shiva

This post appeared in Cox and Kings Blog. The holidays were nearing and we wondered on the next destination in our itinerary. My colleague informed me about this beautiful place in...

Kathakali

As I set my foot outside the Kochi Airport I was greeted to the sweltering heat and the sight of the ubiquitous mundus.  This cotton garment from Southern India is worn...

Koli Woman

I sat beside her as she washed the vessels with ash. She was a septuagenarian draped in a kasta. Kasta is a sari draped in the Maharashtrian style by tucking it...

Durga Puja

I reached Kolkata in West Bengal one afternoon to be a part of the vibrant colours and extravaganza of the Durga Puja Festival. This Hindu festival has many mythological stories to...

Devbhag Fishermen

This is my second post on Devbagh. For the first post visit – Devbagh As I walked around the sleepy village (sleepy because it isn’t frantic like Mumbai or for that matter...

Devbagh Sunset

Sunset at the Rock Gardens, Malvan a small town in Western Maharashtra. The honey glow on the sea was a beautiful sight to watch. Sunrises and Sunsets are always  mesmerizing and...

Sunrise at Devbagh

Devbagh is a sleepy town at the farthest end of the Konkan belt in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It took us a good ten hours drive from Pune via Kolhapur to...

Munchies with the Rains

Looks like the rain gods were finally pleased as it had started to shower in Pune albeit not heavy.  I stood in my balcony and looked at the rain drizzling down...

Sinhagad in the Rains

Recently I had been to Sinhagad a fort near Pune. Its a great place to visit during the monsoon and also holds historical significance in the Maratha reign. My article about...

Keertan

Gurubrahma Guruvishnu Gururdevo Maheshwaraha | Guruhu sakshaat Parambrahman tasmai Shrigurave namaha ||     This is a well known Sanskrit shloka that has been taught to us when we were kids which...

Jugalbandi

Yesterday I had again been to the Balaji Temple in Pashan, Pune. It was a special occasion and there were musicians from Tamilnadu to play the Nadaswaram the acoustic musical instrument of south India. It...

My first Pocket Cultures post. Check out the link – Pocket Cultures || Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna: kanthe banbjj hhjggdhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam || This is a Sanskrit shloka...