Category Archives: Historic India

Siddis: A Tribe Lost In The Pages Of History

What are the chances of meeting an Afro-American who can speak Hindi, knows which part of the country Indian prime minister hails from and claims to have a great grandfather from Gujarat too? I would say none except that I … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

A Glimpse Of Royalty At City Palace, Udaipur

With whatever time we could squeeze out to visit Udaipur, in our long road trip from Rajasthan to Tamilnadu spread over a period of six days, we were left wanting for more…. Though old Udaipur is a maze of meandering narrow … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

In search of Diamonds at the ‘Shepherd’s Hill’

The first thing that I learnt was that all the world-famous huge diamonds…..the Darya-e-Nur, the Koh-i-noor, Hope Diamond, the Regent Diamond all were excavated from Golkonda mines! The fort city once, was an important trade centre of precious stones and gems and kings had a … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Fire Altar : Sun Temple at Modhera, Gujrat

The  first soft yellow light of the early morning fell on the face of the gold idol of Surya, imparting a resplendent glow shattering the darkness……It seemed as if the Sun God himself emerged from the sleepy confines of the garbha griha … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lure of the Taj

“Love is not finding someone to live with; its finding someone you cannot live without” Love is immeasurable…undefined….limitless…boundless…we seek to be loved forever, remembered forever….. One man who has been able to let his love for his wife known to … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Beautiful India, Destinations, Historic India, Travel India, Uttar Pradesh | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

1971, Battle at Longewala

A cricket match between India and Pakistan  is no less than a war….emotions run high with people on either side praying for victory of their teams, betting high stakes or promising lavish parties post a win. The players are under huge … Continue reading

Posted in Destinations, Historic India, Rajasthan | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rani ki Vav(Queen’s Stepwell): Patan, Gujrat

This gallery contains 25 photos.

Back from a long vacation recently, there was no agenda of another holiday. However a last-minute decision to join in a family get-together was the reason that we stayed overnight at Ahmedabad, Gujrat while returning from Pune. The next day being Sunday … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Sun City: Jodhpur

A hot cup of coffee is my utmost requirement when I am tired and post my shopping adventure I sure was tired, famished and in no state to go searching for a coffee cafe near the “Clock tower” of Jodhpur though it has … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Destinations, Historic India, Rajasthan, Travel India | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

Designs on walls…

When I moved into a new house, I unpacked and put up all those freshly washed and ironed curtains, the polished wood furniture and other small curios to decorate the house but still there seemed something missing in the decor. Ah! … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Beautiful India, Historic India | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baijnath Temple, Kausani

This gallery contains 4 photos.

I have this lust…. weekend outings! Being a homemaker there is really no ‘off-day’ for me and it becomes real boring for me if I am stuck at home for the weekend doing all those same household chores like every other … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments