Palolem is the big sister to Patnam. Think swish beachside bungalows versus humpies, shanties and resorts-in-need-of-repair. Just a 10 minute stroll from lovely Palolem, Patnam is laid back and far quieter. Our very charming and sweet American dinner mates (Yes “Uma” & Hubbie) had told us that they were not just devotees, but High Priests […]Read More Transcendent massage in The Brothers’ bosom
We were doing our morning discovery tour of our latest destination – Udupi – South of Mangalore in beautiful Karnataka when we stumbled upon the most fascinating of stone fences – all different types of sculpture and art leading us to a gateway adorned with animals and idols. We peered in with unfeigned interest to […]Read More Art House in Udupi
The many faces of Jaisalmer FortRead More May the Fort be with you: Jaisalmer
Petals are strewn and Chai is poured, Clueless tourists wander. Cows scratch, monkeys clawed Topless pilgrims ponder.Read More Pushkar Too
The Sacred Cows of Pushkar have it sorted. They wander here and there to designated spots and, confident of their own significance, bellow their arrival, signalling also that it is time for a little snack. Post bellow serious and meaningful eyeball contact is established. The necessary is done. The Universe, (on this occasion assuming […]Read More Pushkar: Holy Cow !
When Brahma dropped a lotus from the sky it fell on Pushkar and created a sacred lake hemmed in by desert and mountains, a lake ringed by wonderfully scenic ghats now sadly over populated by predatory priests, persistently pugnacious and pointedly pertinaceous pundits who attempt with all their might to further confuse the already thin […]Read More Pushkar 1
Gently the lush greenery of Delhi gives way to the sparse aridity of Rajasthan on the road to Mandawa. The frenetic energy is replaced by a slower speed – as though the gods themselves have switched everything to slow motion. The women’s saris reflect the surrounding landscape-all reds, yellows, umbers and brilliant oranges. As there […]Read More The Road to Mandawa