When I crossed the central canal of this tiny coastal town of Tamil Nadu, I was struck with a mild culture shock that compeled me to pinch myself to make sure if what I saw was for real. I had heard about this town also known as the French Rivera of the East but experienced it […]
Located on the sea beach of Mandvi in Kutch district of Gujarat, Vijay Vilas Palace is an exemplar of the opulent lifestyle of Maharao Shri Khengarji who ruled over Kutch in 1940s. He built a summer hideout for his son and heir to the kingdom, Vijayraji to escape the blistering heat of Kutch. Hence, called Vijay […]
Watching the silhouetted tree against the sky in the morning was a spectacle in itself. We had left early enough to watch the mist lift up and sun rise from the horizon. Despite the long distance ahead of us, we parked our bike on the muddy pavement and stood there glued for a few minutes to let […]
A waterfall is at its magnificent best during monsoon. Isn’t it fascinating to see the water gushing down furiously from a height, more so when it is the second highest plunge waterfall in India? Well, it definitely is and those who have had the opportunity to visit Jog Falls would unhesitatingly agree. However, there is […]
The Sparkling water of Mandvi Beach When on a vacation, dawns and dusks are the times of the day when I don’t prefer staying indoors. They invariably offer you a glimpse of heaven. After I witnessed the changing colors of the sky resulting in vivid shades of blue in Auroville ( Read An Auroville Experience ), I […]
I have always had an inherent fascination towards multitudes of cultures residing in a single place. For the same reason, Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital of Malaysia, stands at the top, with its head held high, in the list of my recommended holiday destinations. It is home to several religions and races where Malays, Chinese, […]
Auroville, Tamil NaduWhen the shimmering water shines away to glory, The day would, without a doubt, end without worry. To know more about the self sustainable township of Auroville and the detailed experience read the 4 parts series:A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 1)A trip that made a difference: Auroville (Part 2)A trip […]
Sunset at Kudle beach, Gokarna, Karnataka When the sun melts in the bottomless deep, It is the time for the rise of the dark, It sure leaves a mark, But it knows not that the light too has its promises to keep.
Dejected and destroyed, he pleads for death, … Withered it stands, with the head held high, With the hope alive, it faces the sky, When shattered and abandoned, it still holds faith, For petty pains, you whine, why?