Tag Archive: India

Hawa Mahal


Perhaps my favourite piece of architecture after Amber Fort is the Hawa Mahal, which was built in the late 18th century, was intended for the royal women to look down on creation (aka everyday… Continue reading

City Palace Jaipur


Jaipur, the “Pink City” was painted pink on the orders of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh to welcome the arrival of Edward, the Prince of Wales, during a diplomatic visit in 1853. The inner city still… Continue reading

Amber Fort, Jaipur


With PG in India for only 2 weeks, we had to plan quite a bit to make sure we saw the Taj Mahal (after all, agar Taj nahi dekha to kya dekha?). And… Continue reading

Delhi and its Dynasties


Just before I moved to Delhi some 14 years ago, someone advised me not to live there, warning me that Delhi was a troubled place. Obviously, he wasn’t referring to future events (at… Continue reading

The chai tutorial


When people here in the US think of chai, they think of this a.k.a. the masala chai. But, chai can also be this. For those scratching their heads, chai is any form of… Continue reading

Cruising Around


After almost 2 months of looking around for quick weekend getaways from Delhi, we finally zeroed in on Nainital. The destination was finalized just a week before leaving. Not very original on first thought, but that was… Continue reading

Trek to Pindari Glacier


Azure sky above, glaciers around, green meadows dotted with a thousand tiny flowers below and everything else in a limbo…. I was looking at the snow capped peaks of Nanda Kot and Nanda… Continue reading

In Apple Town Rohru


Biting into a red apple with its juice trickling down our fingers and having a competition of sorts on who could make the loudest crunch, was our introduction to Rohru! This little known… Continue reading