Bailin’ Bali

The archipelago of Indonesia is a treasure in itself, from hosting over 170 million islands (taxi guy facts) to enclosing the Indian Ocean, to a plethora of tribes and now finally a world-class destination that comes forth as a result of a culmination of races from literally all over the world, Bali is a lot… Read More Bailin’ Bali


Bansilalpet Step-well.

Restored architecture tells a story like little else. Apart from being a stellar storyteller restoration also brings tomes of functionality if not art to a zoom. Over time restored spaces, restored to a time of former glory bring one back to the root or main vibe of a space mostly bringing awe and notice to… Read More Bansilalpet Step-well.

Viara Wodeyar

Today I’d like to introduce you to the protagonist of my book Viara Wodeyar. A feisty, beautiful and congenial royal. Also a figment of my imagination. Here’s an excerpt from the book that captures her beginning. Just like the book, she is a work in progress. ***** Deft, svelte, and sharp Viara Wodeyar graduated with… Read More Viara Wodeyar

Kolkata 2.0

And here I am again visiting the first capital of the British India empire, twelve years later. A lot seemed to have happened to me and then of course to Calcutta. The city that remained the capital till 1911 when the British shifted the Capital to Delhi and roughly 100 years later changed its name… Read More Kolkata 2.0

The Kind Diet

Being vegan or rather turning vegan occurred to me when I watched a documentary film titled, “Forks over Knives”, who’s basic premise was eating plants and plant-based and hence using a fork wins over eating meat which primarily requires knives. The film was so darn engrossing and informative that being vegan made total sense to… Read More The Kind Diet

Shillong 3.0

“Veda loves Shillong so much, she’s come here for the third time,” said Ibynta. “Ibyn I love you not Shillong so much, that I’ve come here for the third time,” said Veda. And thus even though I abhor going to the same place twice, just like lightening does not strike the same place twice, yeah… Read More Shillong 3.0