In search of Mirza Ghalib In search of Mirza Ghalib

In search of Mirza Ghalib

Ganesh Vancheeswaran visits the pre-eminent 19th-century Urdu-Persian poet's house and resting placeRead More »
The Old Man and his Faith The Old Man and his Faith

The Old Man and his Faith

The story behind Mumbai’s Jewish connection. And how Masjid Bunder railway station got its name. ___Read More »
Luxury by the sea – a review of Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi. Luxury by the sea – a review of Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi.

Luxury by the sea - a review of Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi.

Picture this. A British engineer is brought to India from London, on the express commission of buildRead More »
The Lighthouse Effect The Lighthouse Effect

The Lighthouse Effect

I have a thing for the past. And the ‘paster’, the better. Events, buildings, houses, towns, things,Read More »
Life on the edge Life on the edge

Life on the edge

They say life on the edge is always exciting. Even exhilarating. Laced with fear. For a long time I Read More »

7 hidden treasures of Delhi

Delhi is perhaps the most storied of Indian cities. Much has been written about its conquests and rules, its masters and mistresses, the commingling of diverse influences to create the unique ‘Delhi’ culture and idiom. Still, the fact remains that ...

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Mangalore in 48 hours

Situated on the West coast of India, just above Kerala, the small city of Mangalore offers the best of several worlds. Its undulating landscape makes it a hill town, with majestic views of the valley. Being at the confluence of ...

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Into the depths of time: Agrasen ki baoli

  The auto turns off Hailey Road, and into a small lane lined with old buildings on one side and an older wall on the other. It stops at a small opening in the wall, which is meant to be the ...

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The magic of Malabar

Though few people know this, the northern part of Kerala has as much to offer a traveler as its southern counterpart. Ask anybody about Kerala, and you are likely to hear about its backwaters and houseboats, its swaying palms, its beaches ...

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10 must-dos in Colombo

Like every great city, Colombo connotes different things to different people. Ex-colony of Portugal and The Netherlands, bustling metropolis, commercial capital of Sri Lanka, beachside city….Colombo is actually many worlds rolled into one. A blend of heritage and modernity, the ...

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