Serendipity

Serendipity: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for (Merriam Webster Dictionary) When I traveled to Turkey in June this year, I had 2 days in Istanbul- now that is hardly a decent amount of time to look around a city as magnificent as Istanbul but it was…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful(ly) Crafted

This week’s photo challenge theme is careful.  I decided to post a picture of an intricate carving I found at the Hoysala temple at Halebid, Karnataka. This sculpture is of a battle formation called ‘Chakravyuh’ which is described in the Mahabaratha. It’s a circular/ spiral formation that is  nearly impossible to attack and win. I…

Photograph from an Early Morning Trek

In my previous post I had written about staying at the Elephant Valley Resort. This is one of the photographs I took when I went on an early morning trek up the hills. Quite refreshing won’t you agree?

Hotel Review: Elephant Valley Resort, Ganeshpuram, Kodaikanal

A few months ago I spent 3 nights at Elephant Valley Resort. Earlier in my blog I had written about a very interesting trek I did from the resort to see a few dolmens. It’s not just Elephant Valley in name- I actually ran across elephants both during my trek and also managed to view…

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)Ordinary

This week’s challenge (yes we’re there again) asks us to post something (Extra)Ordinary- something mundane but something that stands out. On first looks the house above looks mundane and ordinary. However when you learn that this is a house that was buried during the volcanic explosion of Vesuvius in 79AD and is now nearly two…

Perfect for Souvenirs- Home Trotter, Pondicherry

I’m not very familiar with Pondicherry despite the fact that it is hardly a few hours drive from where I live. The one time I actually spent a couple of days at the French quarter by the beach I actually liked the feel of the city. One of the more interesting shops I discovered was…