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...
Exquisite sculpture of Kankala-Murthy
As the naked mendicant wanders all over the world with the Kapalam (skull) begging bowl in his left hand, atoning for his sin of slaying...
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...
Kanchi – City of Temples
         Kanchipuram or Kanchi in Tamilnadu, India – one of the major centers of education in ancient India and the capital city...
Exploring Mayan Civilization
While my primary fascination is with the temple architectures of India and SE Asia,  Mayan civilization and its sophistication always...