Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
The legend of the levitating stone

Tucked away somewhere in the back of my mind was the memory of having seen a large stone being lifted by a group of people with one finger.

Discovering India’s first Charbagh

History says that Babar built his first garden ‘Aram Bagh’ at Agra, on the banks of the River Jamuna.


I first heard the song Diya jalao sung by K.L.Saighal from the Hindi film Tansen, when I was a toddler.

BIKANER—in the midst of the Thar

Surrounded by the great Thar Desert, lies the city of Bikaner — a city that still retains much of the ambience of its ‘not so distant’ feudal past.

MYSORE — The Seat of the Royal Wodeyars

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’.

Pune’s Blue Nile

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.

Sculpture Park opens at Nahargarh Fort

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.

The sights of Visakhapatnam

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.