About Me I am an armchair and actual traveller, a bookworm, an editor, a communications consultant, a click-happy photographer, a foodie, a Classical music (Indian, Western and Arabic) lover, a mythology enthusiast, a closet graphic designer, co-founder of The Sunday Book Club (#TSBC) … I am all that, this and more !
For me, police stations and hospitals are places that are to be seen only when needed and ignored when not needed. Such places are good to have nearby, but not too close, if you know what I mean. It's not like I'm scared of them; just that I'd like to kee
In India, popular perception in religious art largely spread through calendars, posters and periodicals. These colourful works of art were important in reinforcing images that we instantly recognise today. For instance, if we were to try to imagine Rama's
The man lies rigid on a bed. Or is it a bench? There is no mattress on the bed/bench, but there's a pillow under his head and another, flatter and smaller one, under his feet. The sheet covering him is too small and his feet stick out.Â The lights above t
Karcham, in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, is a pretty ordinary looking place and one can be forgiven for dismissing it as just another Indian town. However it is not "just another Indian town" as I found out. This is where the highway (or rath
It isÂ Ganeshotsav or Ganpati time in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra and . And depending on how one looks at it, this is a time for holidays, modaks, new beginnings, traffic jams, crowded market places, laddoos, discounts, devotion... For me, it is
The best part of travel is the unexpectedness. No matter how much researches or reading one does in advance about a place, there is always something unanticipated to surprise the traveller. I always delight in these unanticipated surprises that get thrown
Popular perceptions are funny things, especially in art.. You don't realise how deeply entrenched they are in your mind till you see something that is different. So much so that it forces you to re-look and re-imagine the perception in a new context. No m
A photograph has picked up a fact of life and that fact will live forever. With these words, distinguished photographer Raghu Rai drew the audience right into the heart of the magical world of photography. Not that he really needed to considering that the
It has been almost 3 weeks since my Suryagarh trip, a trip that will go down as one of those trips of a lifetime. Being able to see the incredible monsoon desertscape, to visiting lesser known and popular sights in Jaisalmer, to the food feast laid out fo
The vista is quite dramatic. The yellow desert stretches out in all directions for as far my eye can see, dotted here and there with green vegetation. At first glance, the green appears random, but then one can trace lines and curves and clusters of green
All guidebooks and people who have visited Jaisalmer rave about its beautiful golden fort, theÂ grand havelis, camel rides, sunset among the dunes, its Jain temples, cenotaphs, etc. But none (at least I haven't come across any) talk about it's the unique w... moreAll guidebooks and people who have visited Jaisalmer rave about its beautiful golden fort, theÂ grand havelis, camel rides, sunset among the dunes, its Jain temples, cenotaphs, etc. But none (at least I haven't come across any) talk about it's the unique wall paintings
And so my subjective verdict (belief) of the book is that it is an easy read, but not easy to comprehend; it has an interesting premise, but failed to hold my interest throughout the book; and the inclusiveness of Indian belief that the author claims in t... moreAnd so my subjective verdict (belief) of the book is that it is an easy read, but not easy to comprehend; it has an interesting premise, but failed to hold my interest throughout the book; and the inclusiveness of Indian belief that the author claims in the book, does not include a gender perspective. If you like management books then this is definitely the book to read. If not, well then â€¦ take a call based on my review.