Breaking free from the urban din -1

For years I have travelled across faraway lands, to caper about snowy slopes and amble on desert sands, to the falls and the blooms of the cooler climes, the Northern lights and the Highland pines. But missed all that lay a drive away, the breaking day with its golden streaks and the glistening dew onContinue reading “Breaking free from the urban din -1”

Romancing the Ruins – Hampi

Hampi is a historian’s delight as much as it is a tourist’s fantasy come true. The capital and the seat of power, trade and culture in the Vijayanagara kingdom’s prime, this place retains the evidence of a thriving and glorious empire from the 14th to the 16th centuries. One look across the landscape with bouldersContinue reading “Romancing the Ruins – Hampi”

The Hoysala temple trail

Ever since the pandemic restricted movement in our lives in early 2020, we have been desperately seeking options to unwind in the usual way that we knew: be with nature and the wild or spend time with heritage structures, soaking in the romance of historical reminiscences. This was not easy, considering that the world aroundContinue reading “The Hoysala temple trail”