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15 Must See Museums in Hyderabad

Hyderabad has a long and diverse history. It has its ancient balancing rocks from the Deccan Trap – still its oldest residents. It has been a place of tribal inhabitancy, you can see their...
Kirti Mandir - Porbandar

Porbandar – the Birthplace of Gandhi & Sudama

Porbandar – I first heard this name when we were supposed to write an essay in Mahatma Gandhi in school. Forget Porbandar, Gujarat was also a distant land growing up in Chandigarh. Then came...
Ancient & Gorgeous Rukmini Temple - Dwarka

Rukmini Temple – Meet the Queen of Dwarka

We all know Rukmini was the first queen of Sri Krishna. She is the one he first married, followed by Jambavati and Satyabhama. The popular image of Sri Krishna associates him with Radha more...
Kavad - the Storytelling Box from Mewar, Rajasthan

Kavad – Colorful Storytelling Box of Rajasthan

My first rendezvous with Kavad was a few years back at Dastkar fair held at IGNCA in New Delhi. Colorful wooden boxes in bright yellow, red and green colors caught my eye. With camera...
Mercure Dwarka

Hotel Mercure Dwarka – New Age Stay in Dwarka

Dwarka has always been on my list to travel to, to explore in detail. I always thought I would do it as a typical pilgrim circuit sometime. However, last October I got an invite...
Dwarkadish Temple - Dwarka

Heritage and Architecture of Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

All roads in Dwarka lead to Dwarkadhish temple. The towering temple stands almost on the western tip of India where the River Gomti meets the Arabian sea. Given the vast barren plains that surround...
Punjab Souvenirs - What to buy in Punjab

Top 15 Punjab Souvenirs to Buy – Shopping in Amritsar, Patiala

Punjab Souvenirs mean much more to me than other souvenirs as they come wrapped in oodles of nostalgia. Each of them takes me back to some childhood memory, some folktale, some folk song or...
Beyt Dwarka Boats

Beyt Dwarka – Places To Visit In Golden City of Mahabharata

Beyt Dwarka is the first place I visit on my trip to Dwarka. We drive from my hotel towards Beyt Dwarka which is good 36 km away. 30 km on land and 5 km...
Vegetable Market in Mario Miranda style wall murals

Mario Miranda Cartoons All Over In Goa

Mario Miranda is never far when in Goa.I have visited Goa off and on, sometimes for work, sometimes for pleasure before destiny made it my home. It was when I was here for 2...
Coffee Beans at Coffee Plantation in Coorg

Coffee Plantation Life At Coorg With Old Kent Estate

I wanted to live on a coffee plantation the first time I visited this area way back in 2004. However, an inaccessible way came in the way and we ended up staying at a...

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