There is something that must be said about walking amongst people. I don’t think it’s an Indian thing – this particular love to experience a place through the crowds that throng the streets. I’ve met people who live in countries with really low density who like experiencing new countries/cities through the people. I think it stems from the greater need to join in, to belong, and to be … Continue reading the market lanes of port louis. let’s go (s)hopping!
a beautiful, stone church, the largest synagogue in asia, a 100-yr old christian settlement and a restored palladian style museum… 6 hours of walking around by’KH’ulla & ma’Z’gaon two areas in south mumbai… or ‘bombay’ as the taxi drivers would say. as that is bombay, the rest of us, live outside ‘bombay’! explanations, thoughts, musings and pictures coming up… right now, am too tired to do … Continue reading meandering in by’KH’ulla and ma’Z’gaon – mumbai
i wouldn’t have heard about sunaparanta if i didn’t have a local friend in goa. this is an art centre situated in a lovely portuguese house, in the middle of a beautiful garden with champa trees. this old house was renovated in order to given the art centre a home. expect beauty at most corners… it has old world tiled floors, big wooden doors for … Continue reading sunaparanta – an art gallery in a beautiful portuguese home in goa
the taj mahal is a huge monument built for love. in a world that represents scant respect for the depth and gravity of that emotion; a world that has reduced loved to ‘days’ and ‘cards’ and ‘date nights’… it makes me stop, and think about shah jahan, and his wife mumtaz… i wonder about their undying love… what kind was it? was it intense and passionate? … Continue reading taj mahal: a symbol of undying love?
the gateway of india. i have been there many times… walked by, read the carved words on the top ‘built to commemorate king george V’s trip to india’… stood under the shade as i waited for my ferry to alibaug or elephanta caves… read about it the news when a girl was molested on new years’ eve… this was remnant of the past, of another … Continue reading discovering bombay in mumbai… part 2
my first guest post at inspiringtravellers.com! thanks andrea for posting my ‘what to do list for a first visit to south mumbai’ at her travel blog! over to the guest post…
the holocaust was a part of this huge war that happened years ago. history, books, stories, movies had built what it was in my head. it was huge. it was drastic. it was despicable. but it was very distant. as an indian, it wasn’t my fight. it had never been. my people at that time were waging another war – on the british raj, for our independence!
on that day, in berlin. it became very real. Continue reading “how the holocaust museum changed history for me…”
i was commissioned (for a lack of any other word) to write audio tours for a company based in europe! at first i was worried. yes, of course i know my city – bombay, mumbai and all of it in between. but do i know it well enough to tell others about it? so i walked, talked, photographed and re-discovered my city!
in this series, i want to document all the little tit-bits that made me get awed, charmed, amazed, angry, delighted and interested in bombay & mumbai!
we begin at watson’s hotel!