A Walk Down Thames

The mighty River Thames, that cuts across London is not only a prominent water feature of the city but also a cynosure of its art and culture.  Take a walk down the Thames on the South Bank and you will find art installations and artists who all have a story to tell. Here I have... Continue Reading →

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A Dash Of Blue

On a chilly, drizzly monsoon morning, taking a stroll along the Lily Pond at Lalbagh in Bangalore I chanced upon this magnificent creature - a Blue Waterhen - who was busy foraging for food and I was all but awestruck at its brilliant display of colours.

Stages of Life: Bhoganandeeshwara Temple

On the outskirts of Bangalore, sits a complex of shrines dating back to the early 9th century.  This temple with its distinct Dravidian style of architecture is said to have been constructed by the Nolamba and Rashtrakuta dynasties.  Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) classifies this complex dedicated to Lord Shiva as one of the oldest... Continue Reading →

Hampi – A Photoessay

Pictures don't do justice to the magnificence that is this place and below are some images of Hampi that have captured my imagination forever. To know more about the place and some of the references in the images here, please see Echoes Of A Timeless Empire: Hampi.

The Call Of The Druk Yul: Bhutan

The Land Of The Thundering Dragon (Druk Yul) that is what Bhutan calls itself, and it is anything but that.  The name is derived from the strong gales that howl throughout this mountainous region, and yet in a dichotomy to its name, it is one of the calmest, serene, and most peaceful places I have... Continue Reading →

Myriad Moods Of Pondicherry

The only real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others--in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees ~ Marcel Proust Pondicherry, which thrived as the French quarters in India, still hides within traces of that bygone... Continue Reading →

Trailing The Ramzan Food Market

The turn at the curb towards Mosque Road in Fraser Town, brings along a whiff of myriad barbecue flavours.  The road ahead is choc-a-block with vehicles honking to get past the market teeming of food connoisseurs and vendors.  The mosque on the opposite side of the road, lets out a howl of prayers as another... Continue Reading →

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