Eid has come and gone already, and I know this post is way behind time – but it’s less than a week since Ramadan ended, so I can be forgiven. I think. This year, I had the good fortune of being in Hyderabad during Ramadan. Eager to explore what the city of Nizams had to offer […]
Why you must trek in Kemmanagundi (even if you’re not the trekking types).
Remember my posts on Bhutan, in which I lamented my decision to trek to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery? Despite my earnest desire to go trekking more often since, my loathing for any activity that combines walking with breathlessness and increased heart rate overcame the enthusiasm. And like all other times when life has made me […]
Food adventures: The Avarekai Mela
I recently heard about food festivals in Bangalore that are centred around specific ingredients, and rather than being hosted in some expensive hotel for a couple of days, these festivals are held on the streets of Bangalore for at least a week. Nearly half a year ago, when the Kadalekai (Kannada for Peanut) Mela (Festival) was […]
Banaras: Where Food and Faith come together.
Think of vivid watercolours fading in and out of each other in different forms and shapes – holy men with painted faces and a headful of braided hair, women in rainbow-coloured sarees and men in white dhotis and kurtas. Think of water – the surface appearance of which is smooth glass – catching the sunlight […]
It’s a whole new year…
… So, get out of your comfort zone – a world full of new connections, experiences, explorations and mysteries lies in wait for you. Potli Baba says, you won’t regret it.