a cycling introduction to jaipur

This was first published here. “The city was not always pink!” Raja, my guide, drawled in a voice that was laced with the smell and colour of pan. My guide was a cycle rickshaw driver. He had persuaded me to a quick tour around the walled city laced with many stories—all for Rs. 200. “They say,” he continued, “that Queen Victoria was visiting long ago. … Continue reading a cycling introduction to jaipur

6 water bodies with an unusual tale

my article: “6 water bodies with a story to tell” is now up at The Alternative. this piece talks about crocodiles, 17th c rain water harvesting and a bubbling tank – amongst other things! let me know other water bodies with crazy stories that you have come across while traveling or in your city. pasting the link and text below. 6 Water Bodies in India with … Continue reading 6 water bodies with an unusual tale

jaipur literature festival 2014 & why i loved it

it’s been around for around 7 years now, but this was my first visit to the jaipur literature festival. on hindsight, i don’t know why i didn’t go earlier! i think it’s because it was too expensive and almost indulgent, when i didn’t know what literature festivals were. having gone for the last two HT lit festivals in mumbai and thoroughly enjoyed it, i was … Continue reading jaipur literature festival 2014 & why i loved it

tumbling tuesdays: 5 links that i really liked this week

5 links that i read, watched and liked these last few days… a must read for all bloggers, writers and dreamers – it’ll make your dreams read better too! six easy tips for self-editing your fiction submit submit submit then fingers-crossed fingers-crossed fingers-crossed wiki loves monuments 2013 is here! you register, they update you, you watch. it’s that simple. and happens often, don’t think you’ve missed out … Continue reading tumbling tuesdays: 5 links that i really liked this week

jaipur: rediscovering the pink city

First published at: http://audiocompass.in/jaipur-here-i-am-again/ I’ve always liked Jaipur. I have been there more than five times but it’s never enough to discover the pink city. My last visit was more than four years ago, and in those days I lugged around an old Sony hand-me-down camera. My memories of the city? Rather ‘pixelated’! Over time, the photographs changed folders, then computers and now are sitting hidden in my … Continue reading jaipur: rediscovering the pink city