Passion Passport

Nizwa Travel Guide

Nizwa in Oman is a potpourri of experiences that define Omani culture. I visited this beautiful country a few years back and came back with so many memories. Nizwa was the erstwhile capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th century and has been befittingly called the ‘Pearl of Islam’, Nizwa is one of the… Read More Nizwa Travel Guide

The New Indian Express

Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

Dhan Murti or the art of making idols with de-husked paddy is an indigenous art of Orrisa that is seeing a revival of sorts after being on the brink of extinction. At a recent craft and art showcase by the Dastkar Samelan Committee to bring forth art through the eyes of the Mahatma I met… Read More Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

Spunky Indian

Review of The Courtyard, Bengaluru

Creativity Unlimited The Courtyard is the space where culture and creative expression are given wings. As a city that merges the contemporary with the traditional, Bengaluru is a hands down winner. And making this possible in its own way is an interactive space located in the midst of the city that is slowly but surely… Read More Review of The Courtyard, Bengaluru

The Tribune

Royal Traditions and Heritage Conservation

While the Royal Raj may have ended, its custodians and scions are continuing to work steadfastly towards ensure their culture, heritage and art are conserved and traditions are still being kept intact. As a front runner in conserving heritage and culture, Udaipur’s royal family has been working steadfastly towards the cause through the Maharana of… Read More Royal Traditions and Heritage Conservation

Malayala Manorama

What to see and do in Sharjah

As I was reading a little book in the hotel lobby, my guide came up to me and said, “Sharjah is the city of museums. We have a museum dedicated to almost everything.” And indeed that was certainly true as the book I was reading has a listing of all the numerous museums in Sharjah.… Read More What to see and do in Sharjah

Happy Flying

Svatma – review of a heritage stay

Heritage Calling If you are a lover of all things related to heritage and culture, then a visit to Svatma – Thanjavur’s (or Tanjore’s) first luxury heritage property is a must. Literally meaning ‘Ones’ Own Soul’, this is the city’s first every luxury property that promises to take you on a journey of discovering arts,… Read More Svatma – review of a heritage stay

Spectrum

Hangal – story of lost temples

Ode to Chalukyan Architecture As a child I had read much about the Chalukyas in my history books. Naturally when I had an opportunity to see this for myself, I jumped at the opportunity. Setting off to Hangal in Haveri district near North Karnataka is a wonderful way to see the famed Hoysala architecture. It… Read More Hangal – story of lost temples