Savouring the Flavours of Malnad with The Serai Chikmagalur

Last month, an impromptu trip to Chikmagalur (courtesy Skreem and The Serai) left me at crossroads, unable to decipher if it is the coffee or the cuisine that made me fall in love with this quiant South Indian hill town. Tucked away in the lush green Mullayanagiri Range of hills in Karnataka, Chikmagalur is a coffee-heaven, a … [Read more…]

To Hampi, With Love

The ruins dotting the temple town of Hampi narrate a tale of the past as well as form a parallel storyline that I lived last month. Embracing this ancient Vijayanagara kingdom, I lost my heart, beat by beat to the past, present and to the times that lie ahead. Some places are like love, hard … [Read more…]

#HappyMove ‘Save Our Heritage’ Campaign By Hyundai India

#HappyMove Save Our Heritage

The sleepy town of Hampi in Karnataka, is a World Heritage Site now that is beautifully preserved in the ruins of the past. Invaders of the past destroyed this majestic capital of Vijaynagar Empire, leaving behind remains that are still beautiful. Invaders of today leave their names and love-stories over walls that signify much more … [Read more…]

Of Sunflowers and Smiles

Some Sunday mornings come draped in nostalgia of a time gone by and then they leave you craving for something that doesn’t exist anymore. One such morning, I woke up to the thought of Aalu Parathas and loads of home-made butter. Sometimes, I dwell in the past long enough to let go of good things, and … [Read more…]

Live From Lord’s, London

Lord's

I strongly believe that at times it so happens that you visit some places not because they are on your list but for your loved ones. A place which means so much to someone you love, that you have to go and leave your footprints and of course bring back souvenirs for them. That’s exactly … [Read more…]

A Stretch of Paradise from Tirthan Valley to Jalori Pass

My heart is aching for the mountains. Yet again. But, since I am staying put in the city for a couple of weeks to come, I will do the next best thing that is; writing about the mountains. The answer to wanderlust sometimes is re-living memories to fool the heart that places you long for … [Read more…]