• 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

    In Photos : The Pretty 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…

  • Bazaar Road

    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…

  • Sadras Dutch Fortress

    The picturesque ruins of the Sadras Dutch fort

    A not-so-well-known fact about Tamil Nadu is that there were three major (and some smaller ones) Dutch settlements along its coast in the 17th-19th centuries. One in Pulicat, straddling the state’s border with…