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100 Stories of IndiaIndiaKannurKeralapeople storiesSouth Indiatheyyam

Blessed by GOD at a Theyyam ritual in Kerala

One of the best ways of exploring a town is to get lost.  I was staying in a small village somewhere in between Kannur and ...
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100 Stories of IndiaMadhya PradeshOrchha

Orchha – a treasure house of stories

It’s not every day that you get to stay in a palace but here I am sleeping in one of the rooms which were built ...
JainismSouth IndiaTamil Nadu

Tirumalai Jain temple – Legacy of Jainism in Tamilnadu

We don’t normally associate the Cholas with the Jains. But an inscription at a Jain temple in Tirumalai indicated that Kundavi, sister of the great ...
SundarbansWest Bengal

Why you must visit Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in West Bengal ...

Mysterious, wild , magical, secluded, the Sundarbans has always twitched my curiosity but has eluded me. And yet this biodiversity hotspot is probably one of ...
100 Stories of IndiaJainismMaduraiTamil Nadu

Climbing Samanar Hills in Madurai for a slice of history

A few years ago, I had attended a course on Jainism in South India, primarily in Tamil Nadu and I was fascinated to visit some ...
100 Stories of IndiaMaduraiTamil Nadu

Thirumalai Nayak Mahal – a 17th century palace in Madurai

An old lady, looking very graceful with silvery strands of hair matching the silver anklets she was carrying in her hand goaded me gently to ...
BulgariaSofia

48 hours in Sofia

In Sofia, you realize that every stone indeed tells a story and my introduction to the Bulgarian capital starts with them. The first set of ...
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