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 »

The thing about love

Love wrings your heart like it is a wet towel. It is the soup that warms your insides. It is midsummer night’s rain. It is the winter sunshine. Love makes you go weak in the knees. It steels your resolve. Love is in ...

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Chasing the ruins.

It was a Sunday like any other. But a run like no other. ________________________________________________________________________________ It is 6:30 am on a cool Sunday morning. I take a deep breath and look around. I see a hundred other souls like me, most of them ...

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The Lighthouse Effect

I have a thing for the past. And the ‘paster’, the better. Events, buildings, houses, towns, things, people, stories….anything. In my travels, I often visit places that have a strong hangover of the past. In a country like India especially, ...

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Life on the edge

They say life on the edge is always exciting. Even exhilarating. Laced with fear. For a long time I wondered what living on the edge was all about. Though I could half-understand what kind of emotions they were talking about, ...

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The man behind the Mohan Veena

When Vishwa Mohan Bhatt plays his instrument - the Mohan Veena, a Hindustani slide guitar - he sends us all into raptures. We praise him and his music, and bestow honours upon him. Rightly so. But, do we ever ask ...

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Bangalore in 48 hours

The IT industry and the pubs that Bangalore is known for today, are highly incongruous with the humble origins of this glitzy metropolis. Historians believe that the area on which Bangalore stands today was probably inhabited even during the Stone ...

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