• Tomb of Mah Laqa Chanda

    two incredible women from Hyderabad’s history

    Happy women’s day, everyone! I’ve not blogged at all since 2017 began, and what better way to resume than by remembering two incredible women from Hyderabad’s past. The city has seen so many, many iconic women –…

  • Bhongir Fort

    Bhongir : where history meets geology

    A pleasant 50km drive from Hyderabad takes one to a small town called Bhongir, where history meets geology. Long before you enter the town, its trademark egg-shaped hillock looms into view. The hillock…

  • Ganesh Visarjan Hyderabad

    Ganpati Bappa Morya

    Ganesh Chaturthi is one of my favourite times of the year in Hyderabad – everything is so colourful and happy. I loved it even when I was a very small kid, except…

  • Streets of Fort Kochi
    In Photos, Travel

    The Streets of Fort Kochi

    Obviously, I’m not done with my Kochi posts. The pretty streets of Fort Kochi have quaint names like Princess Street, Burghar Street, Napier Street, Rose Street and Lilly Street. These cobblestoned streets are lined with beautiful…

  • Travel

    The Colours of Mattancherry

    Mattancherry is a historical neighbourhood adjacent to Fort Kochi, known for its Jewish legacy. Two communities of Jews are said to have migrated to the region – the Malabar Jews, who claimed descent from King Solomon…

  • Streets of Fort Kochi

    Things to do in Fort Kochi

    Fort Kochi is a historical neighbourhood at the edge of the modern city of Cochin, or Kochi. Kochi was an obscure town until the 14th century, when a devastating flood in the Periyar…

  • In Photos, Travel

    Matangeeshwarar Temple, Kanchipuram

    On a recent visit to the historical town of Kanchipuram (read my earlier posts here), I went to a small but very beautiful shrine called the Matangeeshwarar Temple. It is an early Pallava…