The Walking Traveller: Where The Locals Go Series – Bangalore

Every destination has a local hotspot. What is the local hot spot in your area and would you please describe the atmosphere? Why do locals go there? Hands down this has to be the tri-area of Brigade Road, MG Road and Commercial Street.  These areas, in immediate vicinity to each other, are the shopping hub... Continue Reading →

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Go Abroad: Top Five Regional Street Foods To Try In India

India is a land of diverse cultures and traditions and its many states have their own unique cuisines.  Food is the soul of India’s daily life and you will find a selection that ranges from rich flavours to street food.  Here is a look at the top five region-specific street food to try while in... Continue Reading →

ESamskriti – Nandi Bull: The Mysterious And Unknown Temple

I get down from the auto rickshaw at the Temple Road in Malleshwaram – one of the oldest settlements of Bangalore.  I take a seat outside the ornate compound wall of the ancient Nandi Bull temple – Sri Dakshina Mukha Nandi Thirtha Kalyani Devasthana – and wait for Renu, who is running a few minutes... Continue Reading →

Pink Pangea: From Wall Street To Wanderlust

“You don’t ever go home, do you?” asked my colleague sarcastically. “I do, but not that often.  I like going to unfamiliar places.  That is my idea of a vacation,” I replied. In the long conversation that ensued, I did not know how to explain to my colleague why I keep wandering from place to... Continue Reading →

Pink Pangea: The Toy Artisans of Channapatna

A cloud of dust billows up as the rickety state run bus leaves the bus stop.  One hour back, en route to Bangalore from Srirangapatnam, Michelle, Nisha and I, spontaneously decided to get down at Channapatna – the land of toys.  We head to the auto-rickshaw stand and hail a vehicle towards the toy factories. ... Continue Reading →

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