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Desert Greens

The grandeur and style of Shekawati's havelis have fascinated many. The words commending their beauty are profuse  and  yet more words in their praise on this blog entry would be unnecessary. Replacing words are pictures...

Dev Prayag Palette

  Every once in a while we get called for an interesting  project from a place off the beaten track. Devprayag, where I’d visited once before on work in the media,  is where work has called...

Colour in the Thar

  A humble bastion of history, almost victorious in its sparse, dry lands—Shekawati inspires modesty within the realm of its sublime architecture. Each place in India, especially smaller, historic towns, has its own energy throbbing through...

Stillness

The mountains give solace, to nurture the imagination and to explore stillness—everything that is overwhelmed by urban living. In the quietude of cemeteries, churches and gardens—bookmarks of the Raj in India, often one is able to...

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Samode Haveli

  On a  recent trip to Jaipur, I made stops at the Rambagh Palace, Sujan Ram Mahal, Bar Palladio, Cafe Palladio and  Samode Palace--each beautiful in their own way, but the one that stood out for...

A Living Repository of the Past

  In the markets of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand are stores and people that still live with an independence of thought. Take for instance this quaint store—an old jewellery shop that has retained most of its original design....

Not Just A Summer Home

  Kilmarnock is not just a summer home. It’s a home that’s  been loved and lived in for decades through Himalayan summers, springs and winters by Shivranjani Singh, a CAM practitioner  and her family, descendants of...