Udupi, Karnataka is a temple town, a place of pilgrimage and prayer, with rather amazing temple chariots. Rooly trooly chariots of the Gods. It is a charming place but we have a terrible, terrible confession to make. We know that in your eyes we are like a cross between Scott of the Antarctic, Edmund Hillary, […]Read More Udupi Idyll: Let’s Dance !
Palolem – still the bright colours of India but with a solid Portuguese-Catholic structure. MadgoanRead More Délices d’Architecture – Palolem
We had just finished our spicy Goan fish curry and were sipping a particularly inoffensive post prandial Sula Sauv Blanc when…a statuesque blonde came into the Dropadi restaurant. We attempted nonchalance but it’s not everyday that a sparkling-eyed celebrity sits next to you and starts chatting. For the sake of remaining incognito we respected that […]Read More Uma and Us
Magnificent, Magical Maheshwar. A tiny village with a big, impressive Fort/Palace and extraordinary, brightly-coloured retro-mod appartment blocks and houses.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Maheshwar
Gentle breezes across the Lake, Bursts of colorful bougainvillea, rhododendrons, frangipanis, elusive perfumes wafting from each corner, the light twinkling on the water, the classically beautiful lakeside havelis thronging the shoreline. We are discussing life, love, literature with our new-found, eminently entertaining friends Bob and Wendy. We are covertly and nefariously drinking gin from Bill’s […]Read More Délices d’Architecture- Udaipur
Mathura on the Yamuna is one of the seven most sacred cities in all of India. It was here that Lord Krishna was born, 3,500 years ago. We had a reverential look around the temple ( no photos unfortunately), travelled through a dark tunnel filled with dioramas and gazed upon the holy place upon which […]Read More The Modern Departmental Store (and other wonders): Mathura
Opposite the Krishna Temple, ( where Lord Krishna was born don’t you know). A delightfully dapper devotee, a young person in a hurry (tsk, aren’t they all) ? and ( one for the English teachers and grammar pedants), a misplaced apostrophe.Read More You are under (grammatically dubious) surveillance: Mathura