After 12 years, Neelakurinji of the Nilgiris are back in 2018

Neelakurinji : The purple flowers, native to Niligiris bloom after every 12 years!   Spread across the border of three states, the Nilgiris (Sankrit) or the Blue Mountains (English) or Neelmalai (Tamil) are blessed with one of the most ravishing terrains and thus they are counted among the 400 natural wonders of the world by…

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Indulge in the Delish Hoppers and Kottu of Sri Lanka – Do A Culinary Walk!

While the world adores Sri Lanka for its tea, I will always love it for its local delicacies. Its been a fortnight that I am back from this beautiful beach country and have indulged in the deliciousness of Punjab too, yet my taste-buds have not forgotten the flavors of hoppers, string hoppers, kottu, pol roti, coconut sambol, wood apple shake, and…

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We Rang in the New Year at the Weligama bay in SRI LANKA

Sri Lankan stories! My Sri Lankan sojourn gave a refreshing kick-start to 2018.       Sri Lanka, the land of serendipity is remarkably blessed with beautiful beaches and landscape. Despite being our first time there, we faced no hiccups at all. Not only did the gorgeous country surpass all our expectations, it gave us memories for a…

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Art Bahrain Across Borders, (ArtBAB) : Where Art Did The Talking!

Art Bahrain Across Borders, (ArtBAB) debuted in India with its first art exhibition held in New Delhi from 9th-11th Oct 2017 at Bikaner House. I had the privilege to attend the inaugural ceremony as well as learn about the works of eighteen Bahraini artists who were selected for this exhibition. I have included this experience for my ‘Travel and Art’ series (one of my ways of discovering places…

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Travel & Art Series : Jammu Wall Paintings Voice Out Strong Social Messages

Travel and Art!!   I returned from Jammu, the city of temples on 2nd October and was off to a beautiful heritage village, Garli in Kangra valley on the following day. This has been October so far. The latest is that I have started a ‘Travel & Art Series’  which aims to capture everything related to art…

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