A small village off Hyderabad is taking small but sure steps to resurrect the art of Ikat by reinventing the wheel quite literally. A drive through a beautiful countryside road in Telangana throws up many surprises that soothe the urban soul. I was headed on one such road, when I spied a lake full of… Read More Pochampally – Decoding the Warp and the Weft
Ode to Buddha On your next trip to Maharashtra, make time to see the amazing rock cut Buddhist sites of Ajanta and Ellora that are as scenic as they are spiritual. While we always speak of Ajanta and Ellora in the same breath, I actually found out that they are 100 km apart! So how… Read More Ajanta and Ellora
A clutch of islands in Trat province in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand have an interesting potpourri of experiences that is best discovered island hopping. As I looked outside my hour long flight from Bangkok to Trat I was smitten by the beautiful landscape below. Blue mountains surrounded by lush green landscapes, small water bodies… Read More TRAT – Thailand’s Best Islands
There is a small but sure light of hope for the beleaguered handloom weavers of the famed Banaras silk in the form of designers who are coming back to them seeking inspiration. In December last year when actress Anushka Sharma got married, the focus on her outfits and specifically the red Banarasi saree she wore… Read More Reviving Benarasi Weaves
As my flight lowered into Milan, I was besotted by the sight of the endless snow capped Alps – it was magical almost straight out of a portrait and was a mesmerizing sight that set the tone for my Italian sojourn. My destination Bergamo was an hour’s drive from Milan a city with a wealth… Read More What to see in Bergamo, Italy?