Mehrangarh Fort and the Blue City; Stories and legends; history and geology; Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The anticipation of the visit to the fort heightened as the flight was landing. There, the fort stood up almost reaching out to us on our … Continue reading Jharokha, Jaali, Johar, Jai Pole … and Jalebi.
Spot them…Spout, neck, step, elevated neck, cornice, bell… yes, you can actually play I spy with my naked eye with your family while in Amsterdam. “These are the types of gables hiding the pointy roofs and architectural idiosyncrasies of the … Continue reading Gables, cheese, canals and the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Having spent all of my childhood in Jaipur, the arts and crafts of the place find a special connect with me. Over the years, enjoying the lovely imperfections of hand printed clothing, I have found them just the right ones … Continue reading Anokhi Museum in Amber, Jaipur – Rajasthan, India
Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Filmmaker, Performant Artist, Surrealist – Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech. That’s Salvador Dali for you. One of the most known, most versatile and most prolific artist of the twentieth century. Spanish surrealist. Fellow Spaniard … Continue reading Espace Dali, an itsy bitsy art gallery of surreality. A Dali museum in Montmartre – Paris, France.
Sumi Chandrashekharan’s ‘Kozhukatta’ was read once by me a couple of weeks ago sitting with her, sipping tea in the patio, in about 5 minutes. Yes, it’s about 8 pages, illustrated story book and that’s the time it would take … Continue reading Kozhukatta – a children’s book review
Crisp winter mornings and a drive to a picnic spot make up one of my most favourite things to do on a weekend since childhood. So since the time I had come to know of this place less than 100 … Continue reading Bit of history, mythology and archaeology of 1000 years ago. Avani, Kolar – Karnataka, India.
How the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come influence the cold-hearted Scrooge to see the error of his ways … this prose by Charles Dickens has been one of my most favourite stories to read to … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – have you read it this Christmas? Charles Dickens, London, U.K.