The Ancient Hill Tribe of Lanjia Saoras – Journey with a Shaman

‘When the world sunk into waters, the trees and hills drowned. But on a ground and floating on the water were a brother and sister who later broke the ground. … Continue reading The Ancient Hill Tribe of Lanjia Saoras – Journey with a Shaman

Bikaner – Town Of A Thousand Splendid Mansions

 Way back in 1990s, when I first heard about the magnificence of Havelis or traditional Indian mansions of Bikaner  I  nourished a subtle desire to visit in person and appreciate … Continue reading Bikaner – Town Of A Thousand Splendid Mansions

Travel Shot – Cheriyal Art of Telangana

It was that time of the evening when all had gathered to listen to stories. The stories of ancestors beyond what granny knew or could remember, stories of heroes that … Continue reading Travel Shot – Cheriyal Art of Telangana

Badshahi Ashurkhana – A Qutb Shahi Salute to Imam Hussain

The Persian Blue has held me in fascination from long. There is no single reason I can attribute to it yet the genesis of this interest goes back to the … Continue reading Badshahi Ashurkhana – A Qutb Shahi Salute to Imam Hussain

Datia Palace – Of Friendship, Mystery and Inspiration

The Delhi Durbar of 1911 was a major turning point in Indian urban history as it was during this event that the decision to shift the capital of Imperial India … Continue reading Datia Palace – Of Friendship, Mystery and Inspiration

Hill Forts of Jaipur – Jewels of Aravali

‘The duality in the Rajput character was really astonishing. On the one hand he was a grim warrior, forever ready to draw his sword taking the cruelty, horror and pain … Continue reading Hill Forts of Jaipur – Jewels of Aravali

Splendours of Orchha – Myths and Realities

A popular story goes – In the remote history Virabhadra was the King of Kashi. One of his sons was Jagdas. After being denied a share in Kashi kingdom, Jagadas … Continue reading Splendours of Orchha – Myths and Realities

Bundi Paintings from an Artist’s Perspective

Between 16th and 19th centuries AD, the Rajput courts in Rajasthan and Central India had patronized miniature paintings and wall murals of mythological and court themes in an epic scale. … Continue reading Bundi Paintings from an Artist’s Perspective