“Katrina and her cousin went on a short trek nearby, and by the end there were 60 or 70 leeches on her. Poor thing, she is a city girl, didn’t know what to do! When she came back we removed all the leeches, then I had to sweep the blood off the floor with a broom.” Morvarid said in a voice barren of the colour … Continue reading where the wild things really are
First Published at: Why I’m Glad I Stayed at Anegudi Instead of Hampi (The Alternative) The turn of the highway was just before the toll-road, my husband and I debated whether it was the right one, but with no mobile network to reconfirm, the satellites directed. We were bang in the middle of our 10 day long road-trip from Mumbai to Karnataka. Earlier in the day we … Continue reading why you should stay at anegudi not hampi
We’ve just come back from a 10 days trip where we drove around 1800 kms from Mumbai to North Karnataka and back. Over the last 7 years we have done quite a few roadtrips and while we aren’t adventure junkies there is always two cents worth of advice I can offer. These are my top tips for all roadtrips in India! (Assumption: You are driving or it’s … Continue reading 10 tips for road-trips in india
A company is running a competition for ‘vibrant india’ and it got me thinking about some of my pictures from Mysore. Don’t you think bazaars are such colourful places? they make for great photographs, lovely afternoons walking around and struggling attempts at good candid shots, without attracting glares. Simple curiosity is always good– it results in great conversations always. This is Mysore’s Devaraja Market. It is more than … Continue reading have you been to devaraja market, mysore?
Ten rulers were forced to adopt a male heir, 30 temples hidden under layers and layers of sand and the river changed its course… Do you think the Talakad curse still courses through the streets of Mysore and haunts the royal family? The story begins in 1610. The King of Srirangapatna was a vassal of the Vijayanagara Empire. He had an incurable disease and had gone … Continue reading A Curse That Haunts The Streets Of Mysore
The last few months have been a world wind of activity and most of it in my head, I must tell you. But there have been new things to do, new territories ventured into and of course, old jobs, worries and all of the usual things that fall under the “living” category! But the best part of the first half of 2014 was spending 10 days in … Continue reading Karnataka – Of long holidays, bad colds and homesickness!
The aircraft had to land on this narrow piece of land that led straight to a valley. And that valley was where an ill-fated aircraft had crashed a few months ago, it had just gone on and off the runaway! That is all I could think of during my entire descent into Mangalore. I held onto to the sides of the chair and hoped that … Continue reading mangalore: searching for history
i visited the mysore palace many years ago. and everyone tells you ‘come back at night, it looks gorgeous.’ it does. the entire palace gets lit up with a series of lights on every sunday night for around 45 minutes! you can see every bend, every curve and every edge. the palace shimmers in front of you. every inch defined. i loved it. and i … Continue reading lighting up a palace or homes?