Marooned in Palace(s)


Travelling during the Indian monsoon is tricky. Apart from the dangers of landslides and floods, there is the danger of being trapped inside a cold hotel when it is pouring outside. Fortunately, we are not crazy enough to venture towards perilous terrains or poorly administered areas. Our first monsoon vacation was to Gwalior last year, … Continue reading Marooned in Palace(s)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate


Luxury hotels tend to have a rather extravagant décor. Here are a few pictures I snapped using my phone a few months back at a couple of Delhi hotels. Click on the images to view larger size. In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Ornate." This is post #8 in this year's NaBloPoMo, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

The magic of Margazhi

Kolam at Chidambaram Temple

While I was in Chennai last year, I received a message from a friend of mine: 'So are you coming tomorrow?' 'I'm in Chennai right now', I replied. 'Ooh Margazhi. Have fun!' I didn't understand what she meant by that. I had visited Chennai during the winter months a few times in the past, but apart … Continue reading The magic of Margazhi