The Queen of Thirunelli


As I slid into the driver's seat at 4:30 in the morning, I could not believe that we are finally on our way to Wayanad. A month back we had started planning for this trip and 2 weeks back our chances of making this trip seemed so slim. Hectic work schedules and us falling sick… Continue reading The Queen of Thirunelli

A weekend on the banks of Kaveri


Travel is one of the greatest stress busters, that I have ever experienced and that too there is nothing like a trip out into the wild. My wife and I never missed an opportunity to travel until our little angel arrived in 2018. Since then we were on a break from travel and was patiently… Continue reading A weekend on the banks of Kaveri

A tale by the river : Talakadu


Let me take my readers today to a hamlet called Talakadu. Once a capital city of the Ganga dynasty, now reduced to a 'heap of sand'. There are many legends, folklore and mysteries surrounding Talakadu. Legend says that aeons ago in the Jungles of this area lived two brothers (some stories say they were demons,… Continue reading A tale by the river : Talakadu

In God’s Own country, at the People’s own festival – Thrissur Pooram


It was peak summer time in Kerala, but I was determined to check out one item from my Bucket list and that was to witness 'Thrissur Pooram' in all its glory. Our Journey this time was on the chariots of Indian Railways. For an overnight journey I believe trains are the best option if you… Continue reading In God’s Own country, at the People’s own festival – Thrissur Pooram

Wonders Under and Above the Earth


It was the first day of a long weekend. While most of Bangalore was still slumbering, my wife and I had packed our bags and by 4AM we had hit the roads. This time our destination was a small hamlet somewhere in the State of Andhra Pradesh called Gandikotta. Known¬†as 'The Grand Canyon of India',… Continue reading Wonders Under and Above the Earth

Lakes of Bangalore: Part II – Kasavanahalli Lake


In the second post in this series I will be taking my readers to Kasavanahalli Lake a beautiful but dwindling lake on the Sarjapur main road. This lake has been in the news for the wrong reasons. It has been a witness to encroachments by the land mafia on several occasions. On the boundary of… Continue reading Lakes of Bangalore: Part II – Kasavanahalli Lake

The Lakes of Bangalore : Part I – Kaikondrahalli Lake


Bangalore a city once famous for its beautiful climate, gardens and lakes, has been declared as one of the most polluted cities in the country. In a recent study conducted by the prestigious Indian Institute of Science has said that this city will be 'Unlivable' in the next 5 years. The maddening pace at which… Continue reading The Lakes of Bangalore : Part I – Kaikondrahalli Lake