Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
The Real Chanderi

While the name does indeed conjure up images of the famous gossamer fine Chanderi sarees, which are named after Chanderi, a town in Madhya Pradesh synonymous with its weaving tradition that occupie

Tripura – The Erstwhile Princely State

Earlier known as ‘Tippera’, Tripura is one of the seven states in the north eastern belt of India, often referred to as the ‘Seven Sisters’.

Soni — A sure winner at Venice Film Festival

Film buffs can look forward to another very special film — one that makes you think. Definitely a film that will undoubtedly be remembered is ‘Soni,’ a sure winner!

Khajuraho—India’s most famous group of temples

In 2019, the world famous Khajuraho temples will complete 1020 years. The Khajuraho millennium, was celebrated in grand style in from 1999 – 2000.

Cooch Behar seeking a royal revival

It seems the perfect time to write about the efforts being made to revive the grandeur of the royal state of Cooch Behar.

Bidri Master Abdul Rahim Jaffer

An American friend was expected to arrive in two weeks in Delhi. She had planned on celebrating her  52nd birthday with me and then go to Srinagar.

Chinsurah—The Ancient Dutch Settlement

If one wanders into Chinsurah today, it would be hard to imagine that this small town which is just a suburb of Kolkata and part of Bengal’s Hooghly district, was a prosperous Dutch trading post be

Clay and Ceramic at the Pink City!

August will find ceramic lovers thronging to Jaipur for a very special event.  The Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), in collaboration with the Contemporary Clay Foundation, is scheduled to present th

Paying a visit to Lord Bahubali

That was the day in Bangalore, when I decided that enough was enough and I simply had to find time to visit Bahubali at Shravanabelagola. 

Munnar’s Purple Carpet Season

Set at an altitude of 6000 ft, in Kerala’s Idukki District, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in colonial times.

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