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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Great Living Chola Temples – Dharasuram
Part 2 – Dharasuram – Airavateeswarar Temple My quest to see all the 3 great living Chola temples led me to my second stop at...
Aruba
Aruba is a Dutch Territory located on the outside fringes of the Hurricane belt in Caribbean sea, making it a perfect island/beach getaway...
London in a Day
London evokes mixed feelings within me. On one side, it is endowed with so much of history and architecture. But on another side, even the...