Miscellaneous · Travel

The Portuguese connection: Loutolim, Goa

Guest post: Bindu Gopal Rao Think Goa and you might immediately connect with images of beaches and night life. But there is so much more to Goa than partying that you can discover in India’s best loved beach state. And if you like me, are the kind who likes architecture, stop by at Loutolim a… Continue reading The Portuguese connection: Loutolim, Goa

Miscellaneous · Travel

Hyderabad: enamour of the Old city

Often called the city of pearls, the historic city of Hyderabad is truly multifaceted.  While the booming IT industry in the last decade and a half has given the name Cyberabad to the city, the good old charm of the city is still intact despite changing times. This is especially evident in the area of the… Continue reading Hyderabad: enamour of the Old city

Miscellaneous · Travel

Pondicherry: my top 5 favorite places and things to do

The union territory of Pondicherry located in South India is one of my favorite destinations for a holiday or a quick getaway.  Also called Puducherry or just Pondy, this unique town was a French colonial settlement till as recent as 1954.  Hence, the “French connection” is unmistakable and distinct here. With the new part of… Continue reading Pondicherry: my top 5 favorite places and things to do

Karnataka · Travel

Rangasthala, Chikkaballapur: a tryst with history

India, also referred to many a time, as the country of temples has scores of enthralling temples, many of which are over 1000 years old.  It is indeed amazing that we have these temples that remain as a symbol of our rich culture, heritage and legacy. One such ancient yet beautiful temple, right outside of… Continue reading Rangasthala, Chikkaballapur: a tryst with history

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Raring to go with the new Datsun redi-GO

As a woman who drives in Bangalore, there is one thing I can tell you – if you can drive here, you can probably drive anywhere in India and perhaps even outside of it. Traffic woes and congestion in Bangalore are a common place occurrence and this is something that is all set to get worse in… Continue reading Raring to go with the new Datsun redi-GO