Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

Discover a treasure of architectural heritage in Northern Karnataka, just an overnight journey from Bangalore. Explore a magnificent series of forts and palaces built by the Bahmani and Baridi sultans of Karnataka during the 14th to16th centuries. Today’s INTACH Bangalore talk by a world authority on South Asian architecture, George Michell (well known for his documentation of the ruins of Hampi) took us through the nuances of Islamic architecture … Continue reading Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Urban Sketching

Travel Sketching is not only relaxing and rewarding but also an awesome family activity during travels. In this blog post learn about what to put in a travel sketch kit, awesome travel sketching techniques for beginners and tricks to encourage kids to begin their journey of travel sketching. Why create your own travel sketchbook? Pausing to see the delicate patterns of lichen on tree trunks in the Nilgiri mountains. … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Urban Sketching

Kahwa – Kashmir in a Cup

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living   Kahwa is traditional Green Tea of Kashmir (also had in Central Asia- Afghanistan & Pakistan), a drink that warms your soul and delights your senses, be it a cold Kashmir morning or a quiet night time post dinner tea in comfort … Continue reading Kahwa – Kashmir in a Cup

Christmas Eve at Wonderful Western Hills, Sakleshpur

In our last holiday trip of 2018, we were returning after a wonderful weekend stay at Attihalli, Sakleshpur. Our hearts still yearned for some more time in the hills. My husband happened to notice a rickety signboard, Western Hills, beside a dusty path that disappeared into the hills. It looked interesting, so we followed our instinct. It was 24th December. I didn’t expect to find … Continue reading Christmas Eve at Wonderful Western Hills, Sakleshpur

Srinagar, Shikara and Kehwa

We started back from Pahalgam for Srinagar. Again beautiful views on the way, saw many houses with apple trees in their backyard, apart from the traditional larger orchards. Apple Orchard Stopover On the way, stopped over at Apple orchards again, where the owners sell fresh-cut fruits as well as freshly squeezed juices, cartons of apples of both varieties- Golden & regular red apples. The former … Continue reading Srinagar, Shikara and Kehwa