I wanted to write about the stereotypical portrayal of Rajasthan - a traditionally attired instrumentalist, strumming his Ravanhatta and playing Raag Maand and perhaps the most popular, and misinterpreted Rajasthani folk song "Kesariya Balam". But I'll shut up this one time, and sit with the Rajput royals and look out for the monsoon clouds atop… Continue reading Welcome view
Hindu monks waiting for alms outside a small, dilapidated temple. Photo taken with Motorola Moto G3. Click / tap on the image to enter my Flickr photostream.
Of Udaipur's many lakes, the Fateh Sagar takes pride of place. While lake Picchola has the exotic lake palaces, Fateh Sagar retains the beautiful backdrop of the Aravalli hills. "Well, you're on vacation, but if you are early risers, I recommend taking a walk along Fateh Sagar. The roads are closed for vehicles till 8… Continue reading Keeping level
A cool breeze, clouds playing hide and seek with the sun, the sound of waves to one side, and the interiors of a palace on the other, a panoramic view of palaces and havelis and the backdrop of Aravalli hills - perfect, no? In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: What kinds of images and… Continue reading Table for two
Growing up, I hated the idea of cooking. But living with someone who loves to cook, in a house that has a beautiful kitchen, I've softened up to the idea of cooking - and sometimes, enjoy it too! Our everyday cooking is quite monotonous, so when we make special dishes, it is an event in… Continue reading Unusual
This weekend India will celebrate Diwali. And preparations for the festival are in full swing. Homes are being scrubbed squeaky clean. Renovated houses are getting last minute paint jobs. Traders - both online and offline - are running promotional offers. And all of us are busy shopping for clothes and gifts! The most important aspect… Continue reading Shine
Having spent two nights in a hospital room with a poor WiFi signal, needles piercing my arms and eating some rather bland food, coming home was a heavenly feeling. The hospital wasn't all that bad. For starters, atleast we didn't have to cook, or worry about household chores. Then there was a large TV -… Continue reading The food channel comes home!
View of the snow-capped mountains surrounding the holy glacier at Tsomgo (also called Tsangu or Changu) Lake beneath cloudy skies. In response to the photo challenge on the Daily Post by Lignum Draco
Of all my childhood memories, our Saturday routine has perhaps left the biggest imprint. Every Saturday, we went to the Vinayak Temple and the adjoining market at Sarojini Nagar. Appa drove his old Premier Padmini - we used to call it the Fiat - on the near empty roads. The FM radio in the car was… Continue reading Music on the move
Mountaineering on Tenzing Rock, Darjeeling