Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

The Chowmahalla Palace in the centre of Hyderabad city is a glistening piece of historical architecture. Chowmahalla literally translates to ‘four palaces’ and all cultural ceremonies and events that were hosted by the Nizams of the city were held here. 12 acres of the restored property is divided into the Northern and the Southern Courtyard….

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Street food of Shillong

Alu muri, if I had it my way I would call it the ‘official street food of Shillong.’ This is available everywhere in the town, though my favourite is the one across All India Radio. This delicious mix of boiled potatoes, raw cabbage, salt, unknown masala, fiery red chilli powder, drop of mustard oil and…

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Chasing sunset in South Goa

Stretched across a polite 2 kilometres of clear sands, Agonda beach is one of the most tranquil spots of Goa. I decided to steal an evening and escape to this secluded beach, before it gets dressed for the upcoming season. The changing colours of the sun and correspondingly, the sky and waters seemed somewhat surreal….

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Above the Goan seas

I feel the wind and meditate faintly. Forgoing all control and experiencing the lightness of being. As if I were a cloud above the great waters, Sailing smoothly through the suns of time. No sooner the plane took off from Goa’s runway, I saw a distinct rainbow and moments later appeared this scene. I couldn’t…

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