2010: I had moved to Bangalore as an experimental stint and spent that year in exploring it as much as possible. I had been researching the net and listed out places to visit and photograph. So, one fine morning, armed with my trusted Canon DSLR, a bottle of water and some snacks, I headed out to… Read More [S] A Summer Palace in Bangalore |#atozchallenge 2017|
2013: I was meandering on the streets of Pushkar, dodging the army of photographers who had descended in locust proportions onto the city (Oh yeah, I was one of them too 😉 ) Nearing a large open field full of camels, the soft strains of a stringed instrument reached my ears and I started to look… Read More [R] RavanaHatha in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|
Once upon a time there was a brave King and his beautiful queen who lived in a grand palace, filled with opulence of every kind!!! This is the thought that flashes through my head, every time I wander in a fort, palace or mahal in India. Meandering through the hallowed corridors of Bangalore Palace was… Read More [O] Once upon a time |#atozchallenge 2017|
Do you know what these are? I didn’t at first when I chanced upon them as I was meandering the streets of Pushkar. But these leather object caught my attention for sure. In fact the whole of Pushkar streets was filled with shops full of items made out of leather in all shades, shapes and… Read More [L] Leather that weathers in Pushkar |#atozchallenge 2017|
Indian roads never disappoint with their logic defying mind teasing sights like an entire family of eight on a two-wheeler or a truck with things hanging from all sides like slippers (to ward off evil eye) or lemon and chillies (evil eye) or even women’s hair decorations or motorcycles with elaborate decor, etc. The colours,… Read More [I] Innovation in India |#atozchallenge 2017|
Ever since I started preferring to drink wine over any others alcohol I began to be fascinated with the concept of vineyards and wine tasting events. In wake of this quest, I visited two notable vineyards in France and one in Nashik, India but at neither places did I get around to experience the (seemingly) glamorous… Read More [G] Grapestomping |#atozchallenge 2017|
A newspaper article on a flower mela held in the city caught my eye, during my recent Bangalore visit.The news article chronicled the painting of a gorgeous mural by Bangalore artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in the flower seller market in an effort to reclaim public space and beautify it too. You can catch the article… Read More [F] Flower Power in Bangalore #atozchallenge 2017
Cruising on NH-8 towards Shekhawati on one sunny January morning, we passed by fields of golden bouquets of mustard flowers, waving their heads merrily in welcome. Ofcourse we stopped to hop into the fields and pose and preen. Aiming to reach our destination in five hours (homestay manager had estimated 3-4 hours drive), we made… Read More [E] Emu & the Entrepreneur #atozchallenge 2017
** April fools day falls on 1st April everywhere and is celebrated by playing jokes/pranks on each other. ** India is exceedingly rich in heritage treasures – be it monuments, textiles, culture or artifacts we have some of the most exquisite hand crafted treasures. But sadly we lack the sense, pride, joy or the finances to… Read More [A] April Fools | #atozchallenge 2017 |
While planning the Goa trip, the gourmet offerings of this beach city were top of our list to explore. Needless to say, we researched some food and travel blogs, got tips from friends and family and made a sumptuous list which looked too big for our four days there. Undaunted, we went at with a true… Read More Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!
Gangaur is a huge festival in the Indian state of Rajasthan & announces coming of spring. Its a festival of rich traditions, decked with loads of colour.… Read More Colors of devotion at the Gangaur festival in Udaipur!!
27th March 2011 – Our Day-2 at Hampi began at about 6 in the morning; we decided to head out to the river to get a glimpse of the sunrise before the boat service can take us across. The sun was rising up and afforded us an opportunity to shoot some pictures. While waiting for the boatman… Read More Travel Tales: Hampi- soul amidst the ruins !! (Day-2)
Somnathpur Temple 26th January 2011 – Ek raasta… Do rahi… aha aha!! That’s what we ( Sravanti and me) both felt like on the early morning of 26th jan 2011 when we set out for a road trip to Somanathapur in southern Karnataka. We hit Kanakpura road by 7.00 a.m. and were delighted by the… Read More Southern Sojourn – Somnathpur Temple
I fell in love with Pondy and have tried to re-create the joys of my travel there via the pictures I captured in my camera. Hope you enjoy this.… Read More [Travel] Pondy Frames 2011
26th March 2011 – Ever since I bought the Outlook traveller book – 52 weekends around Bangalore; Hampi has been on top of my list. The writer of that article describes Hampi as a soul amidst the ruins!! I borrowed the line to title my blog as I feel it very aptly captures the entire… Read More Hampi – soul amidst the ruins!!! (Day-1)