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
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.
An age to be minus all the tricks Conditions apply not even asterix Making space for the authentics Leaving out ones with the ticks And solving even the hearty rubix There is hope amongst the mix To defy even the laws of physics There is much to be of merit For those who take no… Read More Life’s a bliss at thirty-six!
Calling Bengaluru his favourite city, India’s External affairs minister S Jaishankar charmed the audience at FICCI FLO Bangalore right from the word go. The aura of the man seemed to be in complete sync with the city as he reminisced about grandparents home on Queens road, the masala rava dosa at MTR, the beautiful flowers… Read More In the land of Vishveshwaraya
“I’ve never met a man I didn’t like.” So said Will Rogers. And that feeling of like is the start to the embodiment of human kindness. Presenting to you my latest “The Kind Roastery and Brewery” that has its ethos much aligned to mine. Subtle and fine, it has in its climes 50 shades of… Read More Project focus 05: The Kind Roastery and Brewery.
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
A good day to you all, and a very good day to all the women in the house. While I love everyday, I enjoy celebrating women’s day especially because a lot of the invites or wishes that I received today are in pink, and pink is unabashedly my favorite color so at a point I… Read More Wooman wooman woman!
The last three weeks have been crazy, for me, not so much on an outward journey but on a very inwardly note. There have been many happenings that fill me up but at the turn of their digestion, I have learnt the art of being unbothered. The calm that comes with it is something that… Read More The big If
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
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
“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
Spread over an area of about 430 square kilometers, the Kaziranga National Park located in the Indian state of Assam a treat to the eyes apart from of course being a World Heritage Site. Home to a majority of the one-horned Rhinoceros, it is also home to the country’s National animal, the Royal Tiger. The… Read More Kaziranga National Park