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 under the archaeological-detective-religious iconography-thriller-Indian Jones genre. Yes, calling such books the Dan Brown genre is just easier. The cover of the book is a map of the world superimposed on gears which is a nod … Continue reading Seven Wonders – Ben Mezrich
I am short! Most of my family and members of my state are too. We come with our very own unique set of problems. The first problem that all parents repeat ad lib to their short daughters is that of … Continue reading Being Short in a Tall World
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 … Continue reading The Unfathomable Toilet Etiquette of The West
This month, I decided to take just two books, to do full justice to them. As it happens, I received the parcel day before yesterday and have already finished one book. But what was funny was the journey the books had to make to reach me. They were shipped to Chandigarh first from New Delhi. Then, Dad had to send them to me to Palampur stat, since I was leaving for Bangalore through Pathankot. Dad went with the books to the bus stop in the morning to send them by bus. Usually you give it to the driver/conductor and tell … Continue reading Random House August Book-bag
People have been asking me what I have been doing for the past 20-odd days having been pretty much off-radar. Well, here it is. The sum total of my travels, put up for the perusal of one and all. Mother Google believes that this path can only be traversed by car or by foot. 56 hours by car. Doesn’t seem too long, does it? A pilgrimage indeed! Varanasi was a city vibrating with the echoes of centuries of accumulated tradition and culture, where life still seems to revolve around the meandering course of the Ganga. Delhi seemed … Continue reading Time to travel!
Banaras gets in your veins…….. Continue reading On a day like today….
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 … Continue reading Echoes of the powerful Hoysala dynasty – Belur
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 … Continue reading Travelling through Gujarat – An experience to be savoured
Decided to listen to Mr. Amitabh Bacchan and spend a few days in Gujarat. Coming back with loads of photos… And a long story Continue reading On a Vacation – Gujarat, India