Miscellaneous · Travel

Photoessay: The multifaceted streetscapes of Pondicherry

While much has been said and written about the dichotomy that exists in Pondicherry, this is a city that never fails to surprise.  Inspite of visiting it several times over, Pondy, as it is also fondly known, always throws up new hidden secrets for me.  The union territory that was a French colony till 1954, is… Continue reading Photoessay: The multifaceted streetscapes of Pondicherry

Miscellaneous · Travel

Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

Come December and it is the time of the year to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.   A time to reflect and rejoice.  A time to soak in the festivities and celebrate the time gone by with the hope of brighter things to come. And what better way to usher in New… Continue reading Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

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