Urban Sketching – Bible Society Heritage Building, Bangalore

Urban sketching at MG Road, near the Bible Society building. A watercolor of a heritage building in Bangalore. Continue reading Urban Sketching – Bible Society Heritage Building, Bangalore

Cantonment Railway Station – An Illustrated Travel Story

Urban Sketching At Cantonment Railway Station Last weekend, our Urban Sketchers meet was at the Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore (BNC). While most of us were geared up to sketch amidst the bustle and chaos of a typical Indian railway station, what we found was a place of astonishing stillness. The arched walls and green rooftops look as though they simply stood still and refused to … Continue reading Cantonment Railway Station – An Illustrated Travel Story

Book review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

About Nilanjana Roy Nilanjana Roy is a popular journalist and writer. She is a regular columnist at Business Standard. The Wildings is her first novel. Not since reading T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cat” have I enjoyed a book about the feline species so much. Nilanjana Roy has woven a magical tale describing the lives of the wildings (stray cats for uninitiated) and other assorted city … Continue reading Book review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

Food Trails in Hanoi Old Quarter

As we hit the streets of Hanoi Old Quarter, it was like entering a magical world. Being Indian, we found the noise and chaos quite familiar and non-threatening. Tiny food vendors on the pavements, the fragrance from each corner, the array of small seats with locals munching on sunflower seeds and sipping never-ending cups of ice tea created an atmosphere quite unique. Some of the … Continue reading Food Trails in Hanoi Old Quarter

See You At Lily’s – Artsy Hostel in Hanoi, Old Quarter

There is something about places with quirky names. While planning our Vietnam travel, we were looking for cheaper hostels and came across Lily’s. We instantly liked it. The high ratings helped us to go for it too. Since it was our first stop, we had a lot of questions on Hanoi, food, tours, our itinerary in general. We wrote to them and got an instant … Continue reading See You At Lily’s – Artsy Hostel in Hanoi, Old Quarter