Arabian delights and Malabari dรฉjร  views (guest post)๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅ˜

Salt-baked recipes are an ancient theme as early as the 4th century before the common era, which has always been the outcome of functional cooking methods. The salt-crust encapsulation protects the food from direct heat and ensures even cooking and the possibility of drying out. It is a popular method for cooking all meat products;…

Feni & Tapas food trail in Goa ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒฎ

“There is something about Goan drinking that is worth recording for posterity. A Goan seldom gets drunk, though every village has its miniscule quota of alcoholics. Unlike many non-Goan Indian tourists who mix beer with whisky and consume it in large gulps trying to get a quick kick…which they rightly deserve in the seat of…

Camera Chronicles: Ready, set, sail @Bambolim, Goaโ›ต๏ธ-II

โ€œPhotographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images–one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.โ€ โ€• Susan Sontag, On Photography Aquasail – a fun venture we encountered at the Grand Hyatt resort in Goa earlier this month. The plan we opted for had sailing in three boats for…

Bangalore to Mangalore โœˆ๏ธ

Hi! there ๐Ÿ‘‹ It’s been a while. Rainy days are here in Bangalore again; roads and residential layouts in parts of the extended city are flooded due to the heavy rains. The sudden rise in water levels has created havoc and confusion on the ground; we meanwhile are taking to the skies and on a…

A walking trail in Cubbon Park ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒธ

The two major green spaces in Bangalore are the Lalbagh & the Cubbon Park; the former a botanical garden and the latter a proper park. I have been to the Lalbagh, a sprawling 240 acres of greenery; but Cubbon park visit happened only this year. The first visit to the Cubbon Park was in March…

Sravanabelagola ๐ŸŒ„

Sravanabelagola or Shravanabelagola is a religious center for the Jains. The town has two prominent hills of religious significance. One of them houses the famous and huge monolith statue of Gomateshwara Bahubali, the 1st Tirthankara of Jainism. Lord Mahavira was the 24th and the last Tirthankara (saviour and spiritual teacher) of the Jain religion. It started to…

Bangalore Palace tour ๐Ÿฐ: Glimpse into the Wodeyars story – Part ๐Ÿš

To continue with the historical timeline, the mighty Vijayanagar empire which ruled almost the whole of the south India, met its ruin in 1565 at the battle of Talikota ๐Ÿ‘‰ Hampi chronicles: Beginning with the end ๐ŸŒ„ (Starting the Hampi trail๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) After the disintegration of the Vijayanagara empire, the land was divided among the feudal…

Itinerary for a weekend in downtown Bangalore ๐Ÿ™

There is no dearth of activities that you can partake in Bangalore and a weekend is hardly enough time for all indulgences. But given a weekend we managed to cram in a staycation, a walking trail, shopping, a fantastic restaurant and even tour a palace ! It was a welcome break from the homebound weekends…

Hampi Chronicles: Last glance ๐ŸŒ…

It was close to 5:00 pm by the time we finished with the sights at the Vitthala temple complex. There were buggy rides ferrying people from the Vitthala temple to the car park, driving along the length of the 1 km long bazaar or Chariot street. People were standing in queue waiting for the rides,…