The musty smell was a constant feature. My childhood memories are attached to this smell, and then few. Like running down to buy kachoris if any guest came. Since the famous shop was so close, we followed the golden rule of “always eating fresh”. Continue reading Qissa Haveli Ka- A Tale of my Husband’s Ancestral House within the Pink City
I can’t help but wonder about these traditional houses … who lives in them, what are the aspirations of those people, and their relationship with their homes. Continue reading On a road in Gokarna
Kimansion made for a near perfect New Year stay for us, a few years ago. The 100 year old bungalow (a British one) is turned into a bed and breakfast. Continue reading Kimansion Inn-Kochi
a perfect weekend stay at Cochrane Place, a boutique hotel in Kurseong. Continue reading Cloudy, Misty, Cochrane Place
In Orissa, one of the common dishes prepared is Makara Chaula (ମକର ଚାଉଳ). Continue reading Happy Makara Sankranti!
Chand baori is in a small village, about 95 kms from Jaipur. Baoris are steps wells built to store and tap groundwater. Continue reading Stepping Down Into Myth and History
Sketching At O’land Plantation Stay A drying leaf .. the last bit of green Beautiful landscapes, blue hills, forests, peace and quiet, and delicious home cooked food – these are essential elements of a weekend getaway from hectic city life. We had a perfect Zen weekend, at the O’land Plantation Stay in Coonoor. We were looking for something secluded and wild in the Nilgiris, and this estate fitted … Continue reading A Zen Weekend at O’land Plantation, Coonoor