Life along the Backwaters of Kerala

Just the mention of Kerala is reminiscent of palm trees, houseboats and backwaters. Hence when I got a chance to experience backwaters during my recent trip to Kochi, I grabbed it with both hands....

The Good Bad and Ugly truth of Chinese Fishing Nets of Kochi

You cannot talk about Kochi without mentioning its coveted Chinese Nets. Colloquially called as Cheena vala, these nets are Kochi’s trademark and USP. And rightly so because Kochi is the only place in the world...

Swami Vivekananda’s Message at the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram

I believe that things happen when you don't make a big deal out of them. They tend to work out for you on their own. The same happened when I planned my trip to...

Medical Tourism, My Recent Discovery

Medical Tourism in India There are so many incidents and horror stories which make one feel unsafe and vulnerable. Rapes and molestation have become so common that not a day goes by without such incidents...

My first encounter with the Port City Vizag

My first encounter with the Port City Vizag My trip to Vizag aka Vishakhapatnam was in order before I could blink my eyes. Flights were booked the next minute and I was all set to...

Mysteries around Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in Trivandrum, dedicated to Lord Vishnu should definitely be on your “Places to see in Trivandrum” list. The temple is always in news for various mysteries associated with it. Be it...

Padmanabhapuram Palace: The Wooden Marvel of Travancore Kingdom

Padmanabhapuram Palace: The Wooden Marvel of Travancore Kingdom Padmanabhapuram Palace is a bundle of surprises wrapped in wooden layers with intricate design carvings. To begin with, the palace is located in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu....

Discoveries and Disappointments in Kanyakumari

Discoveries and Disappointments in Kanyakumari My association with Kanyakumari was very blurred until this trip. I know the place from my geography book as the “Southernmost tip of the country”. Located in the state of...

The Magical Sunrise in Kanyakumari

I woke up to some quintessential South Indian melody. The alarm was yet to go off and me getting up before that doesn’t happen that often. Following the music, I opened the door that...

This Village in Maharashtra is the first Book Village of India

Bhilar in Maharashtra: The first Book Village of India My search for unique stories brought me to a small village Bhilar in Maharashtra. Located between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar in Satara district, Bhilar is a quiet...