Aravanis – Celebrating the diversity in...
                   The annual Chittirai Pournami festival at the Koothandavar temple dedicated to Lord Aravan or Koothandavar...
Cherry Blossom Guide, Washington DC
         I was living near Washington DC in Gaithersburg, Maryland for almost a year in 2000 and had traveled to the city several...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 4 –...
Shillong perched at a height of 1500 meters above sea level in a plateau is home to 3 native tribes – Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. It...
Descend of the Pallavas
              The bas relief is not perfect but the carvings were intricate. The overlapping themes makes it even more exquisite....
The Legend of Nian
           As I sat with my brother and a friend of mine in the foodcourt of the New World Mall, Chinatown, Flushing, Queens in New...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 3 –...
            Previously in the Exploring Meghalaya series, I had written about Root bridges of Meghalaya in 1st part and Waterfalls of...
Peaty Scotch – Is it Overrated?
  Scotch Whisky is highly regarded world over (though it has been seeing its competition, especially this year from the Japanese who...
Flores, Guatemala
              Flores, a quaint little island town in Peten Itza lake in Northern Guatemala is a very offbeat but certain to get...
A Travel Guide to Portland Parish, Jamaica
As I was walking down the street, the aroma of Cannabis or more colloquially called as Ganja  permeated the air. It was December but the...
Temples of Bali – Part 4 – Pura Ulun...
          Continuing with my Temples of Bali series, this is the 4th articles of the series covering Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. The...
Celebrating womanhood – Kamakhya Devi of...
                        I walked around the temple and could see many goats, brought by the devotees, waiting to...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 2 –...
  Travel to Meghalaya                    In the previous article, I had covered the Root Bridges of Meghalaya...
Shangri-la in North Carolina – VisitNC-4
                  I felt like Gulliver in the island of Lilliput as I stood next to the water-tank of the village. It was a bright...
Clams in Tomato Broth
  Clams are mollusks which are a lean protein choice as they are low on fat. It has a high amino acid score of 105 which indicates it...
Christmas Lights of McAdenville – VisitNC-3
             The brightly lit trees provide a soothing relief to my mild winterblues. The unusually cold winter night did not bother...
Zurich to Vaduz – Drive through Heaven
      If you are traveling to Switzerland and willing to drive within the country, people would suggest different scenic routes. But I...
Exploring Native American Civilization of Cahokia
           When I lived in Maryland Heights near St. Louis for a few months in 2000, I did not hear about Cahokia mounds across the...
Bridges of Madison County
       I am a voracious book reader, having started reading Sidney Sheldon at the age of 10 to kill the boredom of having moved to a...
Franklin Street – Food Haven in the RTP...
         I had just moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in February of 2016, wondering what was in store for me as I was preparing...
Chinese Lantern Festival – VisitNC-2
               As I walk through the magical Chinese Gate and into the gallery of the bright red lanterns, my holiday triggered...