Seven Wonders – Ben Mezrich

This book was sent to me courtesy of Random House India in exchange of an honest review Seven wonders follows in the proud tradition of the slew of Dan Brownesque novels that have flooded the market in recent years. It is amazing when an author creates a work worthy of getting an entire genre named after him. In normal parlance, these novels would probably fall … Continue reading Seven Wonders – Ben Mezrich

The Unfathomable Toilet Etiquette of The West

If you are faint of heart or squeamish or having your dinner, you may want to skip this post. The unfathomable toilet etiquette of the Westerners has had many points of argument with those of the East, especially since cable and satellite television brought those differences through Western dramas and movies into our drawing rooms. We have accepted and assimilated the Western-style toilets in our … Continue reading The Unfathomable Toilet Etiquette of The West

Echoes of the powerful Hoysala dynasty – Belur

Almost 4 hours from Bangalore are the twin temple cities of Belur- Halebid in Hassan district of Karnataka. The road was good for almost 75% of the journey which is always a blessing and there were huge maps put up by the tourist department at two points along the route, displaying all important places nearby for wanderers like ourselves. We went first to Belur to … Continue reading Echoes of the powerful Hoysala dynasty – Belur

Travelling through Gujarat – An experience to be savoured

Gujarat. The aim was to see maximum amount of the state at a slow pace and not simply rush to all the ‘points’. That being said, now that I am back, I do unfortunately wish we had a few more days to complete some destinations that we couldn’t cover. Some parts were awesome, some good and some not-so-good. But what I loved about our fortnight … Continue reading Travelling through Gujarat – An experience to be savoured