Of Frescoes, Havelis and Adventure!

Of Frescoes, Havelis and Adventure!

There was a faint whisper of a song coming from afar. Draped within the folds of a warm blanket, I strain my ears to try and catch the tune. I was ensconced n the warmth of an artistically decorated room adorned with frescoes within a refurbished century-old haveli...
Love and Lord Krishna

Love and Lord Krishna

Any person who has grown up listening to stories of the lovable Krishna from Hindu mythology, the blue-faced one sporting a naughty smile and holding a fistful of butter, will know that Mathura and Vrindavan were Krishna’s stomping grounds. The numerous temples and...

@Tiger’s Nest!

Bhutan beckoned me for its enigma and its elusiviness. This mountain kingdom had cautiously opened up to tourists only as recently as 1972. Considering that almost all of the rest of the world had roads, trains and even flights in the fifties, how arduous a journey...
Flavors of Konkan

Flavors of Konkan

My trip to Harihareshwar, Srivardhan and Diveagar on the central Konkan coast in western India (Maharashtra) was an experience to savor. The stresses and strains of urban existence disappeared upon arrival in this cradle of nature just four hours away from Mumbai. The...
A Lingering Simplicity

A Lingering Simplicity

Leh, once the capital of Ladakh, is now a district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Actually it is the second largest district in India. Cradled in the Himalayas, it is best known for its ruined palaces, Buddhist monasteries, serrated hillsides, sandy terrain and...