Tag: Architecture

Edinburgh

A hedonistic mix of old and new, this city is a soothing amalgamation of beauty and bliss.  Everywhere that the eyes turn, there is a flurry of history and interesting sounds and smells – from a bagpiper to the classic haggis. A bagpiper near The High Kirk, making the gloomy day brighter!

Sauntering Across London

Having a long free weekend is a blessing in London, especially if the skies are not a dreary grey and there is a hint of sun.  Autumn welcomes you in every corner and during this time of the year, the festive spirit just about starts creeping in.

Warrior Monks – The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar have captured my imagination ever since I can remember and I have spent numerous waking hours reading about them – some conspiracy theories, but some fascinating facts too.  So, it is of little surprise, when I found out about the existence of a temple connected to the legendary warrior monks in the

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A Walk Down Thames

The mighty River Thames, that cuts across London is not only a prominent water feature of the city but also a cynosure of its art and culture.  Take a walk down the Thames on the South Bank and you will find art installations and artists who all have a story to tell. Here I have

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Echoes Of A Timeless Empire: Hampi

Once a thriving empire on the shores of River Tungabhadra, Vijayanagara or Hampi as it is known today, is considered the second largest open-air museum in the world.  The ruins of this ancient empire spread across 25 square kilometres, is a spectacle of piled boulder landscapes and excavated sites.  Derived from the name Pampa –

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Myriad Moods Of Pondicherry

The only real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others–in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees ~ Marcel Proust Pondicherry, which thrived as the French quarters in India, still hides within traces of that bygone

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A Slice Of Bangalore’s History

As the needle thin drops of rain persisted from the early morning, cloudy monsoon skies, I made my way in an auto-rickshaw to Chamrajpet to witness a piece of history in the heart of Bangalore.  At the junction of KR Road, the auto turns left onto Albert Victor Road.  Immediately after the bend is my

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