Maheshawar ? Small town about an hour out of Indore in Madhya Pradesh ? How was it ?………It-was-A-Ma-Zing ! An(other) incredible fort built by Akbar, this one decorated by the extraordinary Maharani Ahilya, brooding on the banks of the mighty Narmada, ghats like a stone pasture filled with sacred Nandis grazing and gazing at the […]Read More Maheshwar: People and…you know…art.
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
The Golden Fort – a fairytale sandcastle rising, mirage-like, in the vast Rajasthani desert. We are safe and secure, nestled in its bosom. Let the Barbarians try to scale the steep ramparts! This fort has never been taken…but we are.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Jaisalmer
We all know that you can’t turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse, nor can mutton be dressed up as lamb…. We found the perfect example of this at photo-opportunity-central – the amazing Ahilya Devi Fort, in sublime, fantastical, other worldly Maheshwar, near Indore, in Madhya Pradesh. Here resides, capers, poses, struts, moués the […]Read More The capric super-model of Maheshwar
This Parsi restaurant dating back to 1923 is a bastion for royalists. Still headed by the sprightly 96 year old patriarch and passionate Anglophile, Mr Boman Kohinoor (like the diamond, the legendary Mountain of Light, the centrepiece of the British Royal Crown.)whose Zoroastrian family immigrated to Bombay from Yazd in Iran in 1905. Mr Kohinoor […]Read More Rule Britannia & Co. Long Live Liz!
The many faces of Jaisalmer FortRead More May the Fort be with you: Jaisalmer
In India, in between the Sun’s rays and the Moon’s beams the physical and the metaphysical tangle and blur, constantly wavering, shimmering, flickering in and out of focus. Ganesha, Rama and Sita, Krishna and his Gopis, Shiva and Kali and Hanuman walk the streets and enchantment fills the air. Even as one plants ones fleshy […]Read More Sorrow into Joy