Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
GWALIOR - ‘The Pearl of Hind’

Madhya Pradesh, the ancient land of Malwa, is India’s largest state.

Cuisine from the Golden Sands of Rajasthan

Fossils of plants have been found on the rocks of Barmer and Jaisalmer and the forests now turned into stone, tell us that that the sea covered this land that was known as ‘Marusthali’ – the land o

Rampur and the Mahaseer

I remember being surprised by the presence of fish on the coat of arms of a number of princely states, until I learnt that the fish represented was the famous Himalayan Mahseer.

A Last Glimpse

Actor Tom Alter, who  passed away at the comparatively young age of 67 on September 29 in Mumbai, left behind a huge number of grieving fans, who can now see their favourite actor in one more

When the Tiger roared in Bangalore

The roar of the Tiger of Mysore, died down more than  268 years ago, with the advent of the British in 1799,  but  despite all the hullabaloo about celebrating November 10th as Tipu

THE IRANI CAFES OF MUMBAI

One of the most important must-do activities in Mumbai, is a visit to the city’s famous Irani cafes.

Bringing Independent Cinema To The Mountains

The 6th Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) was on again!

Royal Repast at Rajmahal

Do you want to visit a place steeped in history that very few have seen? If the answer is yes, then please do consider visiting the town of Rajmahal in Jharkhand.

Mastani & Bajirao I - A love story

Romance rules the world they say, and in all the dynasties that have ruled across the world, there is usually a secret and hidden story of passion that cannot fail to enthrall us.

Calcutta Biryani Reigns Supreme

The news is out. It was biryani that ruled the roost during the festive season in Kolkata, beating all other cuisines both Indian and foreign.

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