Living History! Part II-Aihole, Pattadakallu

Day 1: Living History! Part I-Badami Day 2 is best enjoyed in an auto-rickshaw. Hiring it for the entire day will cost you around 800 bucks and it is worth every penny! The driver will also play the tour conductor if he is kind enough! Ours was. Pattadakallu is around 22kms from Badami. From there to Aihole…

Living History! Part I-Badami

History has always intrigued me. I have always been a staunch admirer of the ancient architecture. It has left me speechless, teary eyed and full of awe many a times. So I was in for a historical and cultural retreat this time at Badami. I have been here as a kid and may be this…

Goa 2016- a new experience

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” They say visit to Goa is a must in the Christmas period. So this time around in Goa I got to see a whole new side. One, because of the time we chose. Every house, every street had elaborate decorations. The weather was pleasant.There was a spirit of…

Nariyal Ladoo

Nariyal ladoos are the easiest and fastest preparations which can satiate your sweet tooth instantly and can also be easily stored for up to 10 days in your kitchen shelves. The below recipe is simple and will take around 30 minutes of your time (not really! you can go around doing something else while the milk…

A day in the Western Ghats-Trek to Kodachadri

I found myself at Bhatr mane at 7.45 a.m on the Saturday morning, annoyed with the fact that we were almost 2 hrs behind our schedule, thanks to the Friday traffic snarls of Bengaluru! I started hurrying up when I saw a few from the group were all set and waiting for instructions from the…

When the Hell breaks loose….

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul”  – Swami Vivekananda              You feel you are the chosen one. Nothing feels right. Everything seems against you. Everyone seems to be conspiring against…