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
Our new best friend in Jaisalmer and supplier of quality textiles and jewellery, Kumlish Vayas, kindly demonstrates one Rajasthani way to wrap a turban. Piccies and short film below.Read More How to tie a Turban
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 !
Mandawa – SO Many Havelis, so much to see. We’ll not bore you with too many words.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Mandawa and the Shekhawati district
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
Chameleons that we are we’d decided to get some Indian kit. (Then no one could guess we’re ferengis…) We were bargained-and-haggled-out so graciously our charming host, Rono took us round to his favourite local emporiums down Resh Behari way. A government- run store and a tiny shop bursting with an excellent variety of anything you […]Read More Overpass Chess and Karom with Aplomb