Mystifying Mahabaleshwar

B E A U T Y lies in the smallest of things, often invisible, rather ignored and oblivious to a naked eye.Such as these brilliant green epiphytes living and thriving on every branch of the tree, the deep cleft splitting the stem into two; makes me wonder how it must have happened and who's habitating... Continue Reading →

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Bangalore Palace Bangalore Palace Bangalore Palace Citrus Chambers, Mahabaleshwar Fort Rajwada, Jaisalmer

I let my mind wander when my body cannot. Right now it's wandered off among the mist-shrouded hills of #Mahabaleshwar.That's the Kalsubai Peak rising up in the background.I very much miss the mystifying monsoons of Mahabaleshwar!

Silent, serene, sublime!One early Sunday morning long long time ago, when she knew not what a lockdown is…

The colossal Bara Imambara or the Shiite Tomb Complex is one of the architectural marvels of Lucknow. Built in the early 18th century by Asaf-ud-daula, the Nawab of Avadh, the Imambara reflects the ornamental Mughal design in every corner. Side View: Bhulbhulaiya is a disorientating network of narrow passageways that winds its way inside the... Continue Reading →

This imposing, awe-inspiring oil-painted masterpiece is one of the largest and proudest possessions of Louvre Museum, Paris. Completed in 1807 by Jacques-Louis David, the artist was commissioned by Napoleon himself. While tourists make a beeline, rather a beehive, for the enigmatic Mona Lisa, to me it was this massive painting that took my breath away.... Continue Reading →

An empty church somewhere in the mist shrouded Nilgiris, a throwback to 3 years ago. Does it not seem to evoke an unsettling feeling, a foreboding or sound an alarm to a twist of fate that's going to happen less than 3 years thence...

Tandoori Chai

  TANDOORI CHAI - a tea trend we Indians feast on.It's an elaborate process of baking the Kulhads (earthen pots) in flaming hot tandoor. Tea is then poured into the it which leads to all the sizzling and frothing, upping the entertainment factor by many many notches.This aromatic tea is then poured into a different... Continue Reading →

This intimidatingly tall idol of Lord Hanuman sits on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. As the sun goes down filling the river sky with all hues of red and pink, devotees flock in for the revered Ganga Aarti. Sounds of thaals, bells and hymns reverberate as if in an effort to reach heavens... Continue Reading →

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