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Solitude

Solitude: Some words tell stories without sentences. Like the crumbling mansion in the midst of high rise apartments; Lime plaster peeling, colours painted and re-painted to hide it's wrinkles. With the patio chairs so resolute in their standing, Moving them...

More from Lucknow

Wandering through Lucknow en route to Palaces and Imambaras with a client, art, masonry  & woodwork catch our attention. Their  fading resplendence against lush green foliage makes the walk one to remember .  We notice...

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Lucknow- fading splendour

Lucknow is dotted with grand homes  in varying states of disrepair. Fading beauties, once resplendent, they lie silently on the banks of the Gomti or stand lost in mazes of the old town. They’re usually...

living room pink walls

An Udaipur Consultancy

A former capital of the mighty Mewar kingdom, Udaipur today is synonymous with crowds of tourists thronging its palaces for a glimpse of the regality of yesteryears. Most famously, City Palace, in the midst of...

Chettinad

Written by Sugandha Das and Shivani Dogra The Chettiars, ousted from their lands due to a tsunami, chose a dry place to call home. A merchant community, they were  eager to build life in a...

Lessons in simplicity: Sohra

Quietly he lives, quietly he dies, Amidst the wilderness -The Green Grass, U Soso Tham WRITTEN BY SUGANDHA DAS AND SHIVANI DOGRA. Smaller places with slower paces seem to disappear into the rural fog that occupies them in India....

Days in Cherapunjee

It was early evening as we stopped by Rityngkai, one of the few remaining colonial homes in Cherapunjee. A friend and I relaxed  with cups of  red tea after a day long hike, listening to tribal...

A Wedding In Chettinad

A sweeping path leads up to the sandstone laid front porch, called thinnai. For a brief moment, the guests’ murmurs abruptly change into whispers of delight. The aroma of freshly ground spices, the unmistakable scent...

Market Finds

A jostling crowd intertwined with smells, sounds and sights of  fruit, flowers, vegetables, meat, hawking limericks, the excited chatter of women, irritable children, familiar bargaining ploys and a consistent stream of colour - these are...