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Weaves of Maheshwar

Maheshwar is a small town whose weavers continue to create magic on hand looms reviving a tradition that dates back several thousand years. On a recent trip to Mandu, a casual conversation with a media colleague led me to discover its proximity to Maheshwar and I immediately decided to head to the city known for… Read More Weaves of Maheshwar

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Ayodhya Travelogue

A visit to the spiritual city of Ayodhya is a mélange of culture, food, colour, tradition and of course spirituality. The narrow lane is abuzz with activity and it is the whiff of besan laddus that permeates through the chaos. People are jostling for space and vendors are busy selling paraphernalia – all of which… Read More Ayodhya Travelogue

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Yumthang Travelogue

Located at a towering 11800 plus feet above sea level, Yumthang is a stunning Valley of Flowers in spring when primulas and Rhododendrons dot the landscape and the river Teesta flows in all its majesty. I first heard of the Rhododendron flower when I had a red hued welcome drink at a property I was… Read More Yumthang Travelogue

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Museums in Mysore

The royal city of Mysore is home to several museums that pays homage to its culture, history, art and literature. While it is known for its palaces and regal history, Mysore or Mysuru as it is now known has a plethora of museums that are a great way to see the city. Here are some… Read More Museums in Mysore

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The cuisine of North Karnataka

A typical meal in North Karnataka is sure to set your palate racing courtesy the burst of flavours that are perfectly balanced. If you happen to be in the northern part of Karnataka whether it is Dharwad, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagalkot, Raichur, Davangere, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal or Bellary, make sure you stop for a… Read More The cuisine of North Karnataka

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Arty and Crafty in Udaipur

While Rajasthan is known as a patron of arts, Udaipur is quietly carrying forward a wonderful legacy of the same through myriad manifestation. Interestingly these crafts have all been practiced since several years and are usually handed down from one generation to another which adds a quintessential old world charm. The City Palace in Udaipur… Read More Arty and Crafty in Udaipur

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Rose or Pink Chocolates

Chocolates go Pink Ruby chocolates are the newest rage that is changing the way chocolates will be perceived going forward. Say chocolate and you are probably thinking – dark, milk and white. Well time to think again. Wondering why? Well, it has been 80 years since white chocolate was introduced to join milk and dark… Read More Rose or Pink Chocolates

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Bhopal’s Begum History

The Begums of Bhopal make the city what it is which is a medley of sights and sounds like no other. The first time I heard of Bhopal was as a child when the unfortunate gas tragedy happened. Even though I understood very little of what had happened, it somehow remained with me as something… Read More Bhopal’s Begum History

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Notes from Kotagiri

The least known town in the Nilgiris, Kotagiri has an old world charm that will leave you feeling nostalgic. As I was driving to Kotagiri, the Nilgiri Biosphere threw up an unexpected challenge of dense fog. While I was mentally prepared to navigate the ghat road that snakes up the Blue Mountains, the drop in… Read More Notes from Kotagiri

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Pondicherry Travel Guide

French Quarter Give time a break.  The tourism department’s tagline for Pondicherry could not be more apt. The only Union Territory located in the south of India, Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now called was once a French colonial settlement. Today it is a small town that merges its French legacy with contemporary urban… Read More Pondicherry Travel Guide