To a South Indian, Indo-Pak partition was never a serious topic of discussion. I knew it as a terrible incident in the modern history of independent India blemished with stains of blood and marks of violence. Nothing more,nothing less. Kushwant Singh’s “A train to Pakistan” was the catalyst. I was interested in knowing the stories from that miserable period and I decided to go with Ms. Malhotra’s debut book.The friend from the other corner of the world sent it as a gift through giggles bookshop.
Author: Rama Vani
The Buddha Smiles – Dambulla
The first sight of the Bodhi tree, the caves and the monks – my happiness knew no bounds. I was in a place that I dreamt of several times.
April Wrap Up
Sophie Kinsella has been my favorite author when it comes to chick lit. Remember me is about a Lexi who wakes up in a hospital bed losing 3 years of her life.She now has a life that was a dream. She is surprised to know about her husband who looks like an Armani model.
Home To The Ruins And Incredible Views- Sigiriya
Have you ever dreamt of places inspired by books and been dying to visit such places.? Sigiriya was one such place for me. If you have read Ponniyinselvan, you would know the place “simhagiri” where Arulmozhivarman, also known as Ponniyinselvan, disguises himself as a mahout and goes around with the Buddhist monks.
The Great Living Chola Temples – Brihadeeshwara, Gangaikondacholapuram
The Great Living Chola temples continue to marvel and excite us and this time, we bring to you the next and final instalment of the Chola Temple Trail – The Brihadeeshwara temple of Gangaikondacholapuram.We were able to spot the majestic gopuram of the temple from quite a distance and was instantly thrilled to step in the village that once served as the capital town of the Cholas.
The Unsung Hill Town – Lovedale, Ooty
Ooty, known as the Queen of the Hill Stations always tends to get crowded throughout the year. But 5kms away from the main town of Ooty is a quaint little town that not many have yet discovered – “Lovedale”. The tourist traffic nearly thins out here and this town serves as the best place for honeymooners ,nature lovers and non-commercial offbeat travelers.
The Great Living Chola Temples – Airavateshwar,Darasuram
Fascinated by the Chola-n architecture, we visited the Tanjore Brihadeeswara temple and that happened to be the catalyst for us to explore the great living
A Trunk Full Of Sunshine By Sapna Dhyani
We’ve been lucky with a few good hearted souls encouraging our skills and what we do. Through one such person, we got introduced to Ms.Sapna,
Women’s day edition – In Conversation with Kavita Kané
Kavita Kane is a profilic writer who writes about the lesser known women from the Indian epics and mythology. She is a master story teller. International Women’s day, it’s a pleasure sharing the conversation we had with Mrs.Kané.
The Hindu LitFest @ Chennai
What December is to the kutcheri-es and dance performances, January is to the carnival for the literature enthusiasts in Chennai.The Hindu LitFest is a three-day
The Relic – Ashwin Karthik & Madhava Sharma
The Relic – journey and story of an Intelligence Bureau officer who dares to risk his life in un-veiling a mystery that revolves around the
From the land of singing waves and Danish ruins – Tranquebar
When Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram are frequented for the unknown number of times, the small little town along the coromandel coast is a must visit for a weekend getaway.
That time of the year…
It is that time of the year again While singles whine,couples dine and wine That time of the year When the new year resolutions dwindles
The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty – Kavita Kanè
An interesting prologue which is well-known – the Kurukshetra war and Bishm is lying on the bed of arrows at the battlefield, contemplating his
Stories from the Malabar coast – Thalaserry
After exploring the colonial remnants of Kannur, we were figuring out how to reach Thalaserry. We started from Kannur around 4:30 in the evening, hoping
Jayalalithaa’s Journey From Movie Star to Political Queen
She was a multi-faced personality, an Iyengar girl who ruled the superficial glamorous world and the party which was formed on caste politics.Her subjects lovingly
Camping above the clouds in Vagamon with Exoticamp
When you are stung by the travel bug, you cannot think about spending a long weekend at the comfort of your couch. You start googling
Reminiscing the colonial past – Kannur
If you’ve read our previous travel stories, you would have understood that we are not the type of travelers seeking an action-packed holiday. We love
This house of clay and water – A story of forbidden love in Pakistan
This house of clay and water – A story of forbidden love in Pakistan Author – Faiqa Mansab Publisher – Penguin Random House Pages- 272