Mangalagiri Weaves

A small village in Andhra Pradesh, Mangalagiri is known for its eponymous handlooms and the craft continues to thrive despite several odds. Located between the cities of Vijayawada and Guntur is the tiny hamlet of Mangalagiri that is known for its fine cotton textiles. Almost every home here is involved with something to do with… Read More Mangalagiri Weaves


Tirupati Calling

If there was one temple in the world that attracts the most number of devotees and visitors it has to be the Venkateshwara Swamy Temple at Tirumala, Tirupati. Said to be the richest temple in the world, there is a sense of power and faith that permeates through the serpentine queues that give you a… Read More Tirupati Calling

Spice Route

Vizag Yachting Festival

Can you imagine hopping on to a luxury yacht and sailing on the east coast from Vishakhapatnam until the Andaman’s? Well this could be a reality soon, as the organisers of the Vizag Yachting Festival have this and more in the pipeline. When I received an invitation to the first Vizag Yachting Festival I was… Read More Vizag Yachting Festival


Mangalgiri Weaves

A small town in the Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh on the Guntur-Vijayawada Highway, Mangalgiri home to the Padmashali community whose traditional occupation is weaving and textiles. With about 5000 weavers and over 50 outlets selling the famous weaves of the region – Mangalagiri fabrics, saris, salwar sets and more in silk, cotton and cotton-silk.… Read More Mangalgiri Weaves