While being based in Bangalore I frequently travelled to and fro by road between Bangalore and Ooty —passing through the calm and staid Mysore often referred to as the ‘City of Palaces’.
I was on a short visit to Pune recently, when I bumped into Nusrat, an old friend who lived in Mumbai and was in Pune for just two days. Since both of us were rushed for time, we decided to m
I remember my first view of Jaisal’s Fort — it literally took my breath away, even though I had seen umpteen photographs knowing what it would look like.
It was a day not to be missed.
There are a large number of forts scattered across India. Over the past month I seem to have written about a number of them and now I find there is one more fort that needs to be written about.
I visited Visakhapatnam, the port that handles over thirty-five million tons of cargo in the country, for the first time, not too long ago.
With Christmas not so far away, I had the sudden urge to walk down Park Street — which can be counted on to don Christmas decorations and become a hub of gayety within the next few days. As I
Madhya Pradesh, the ancient land of Malwa, is India’s largest state.
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
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.