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I am Meenakshi, an India based independent writer, and curator of this blog named PolkaJunction. I write for national and international publications, apart from collaborating with tourism boards and lifestyle brands [ both Indian and global], as a freelance writer and blogger.
On PolkaJunction, I cover stories around travel and culture at the intersection of architecture, arts, UNESCO heritage sites, vegetarian food, traditions, and lifestyle, interweaved with some soft adventure and social responsibility. I also love documenting people who are passionate about handicrafts and collect heirlooms.
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Top Things to Do in Chiang Mai | Unmissable Northern Thailand
Read through the 6 unmissable experiences and 25 things to do in Chiang Mai, with a list of sight-seeing maps and guidance, and an experiential...Read More
Travel tips for Russia and a complete budget travel guide
A comprehensive travel guide for first-timers who are planning a Russia trip, especially from India. With tips on flight bookings, detailed and authentic information on...Read More
A comprehensive Russia travel guide for first-timers : Part 1
A comprehensive travel guide for first-timers who are planning a Russia trip, especially from India. With tips on the right season to planning a visit...Read More
Gangaikondacholapuram Brihadeeswarar temple – Possibly the most elegant UNESCO Heritage Site
A complete guide to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Gangaikondacholapuram Brihadeeswarar temple-one of the Great Living Chola temples of Tamil Nadu, India, that is a...Read More
A guide to Darasuram Airavateswarar temple sculptures and micro-carvings (Part 2)
A guided tour of the Darasuram Airavateswara(Airavateswarar)temple sculptures and micro-carvings, with focus on Ardhanarisurya, Kannapar, Ganga, Saraswati statuesRead More
Darasuram Airavateswarar temple (Part-1) – A Chola repository of micro carvings and sculptures
A detailed guide to visiting Airavateswarar temple at Darasuram- one of the 'Great Living Chola temples', with a focus on Chola architecture, Chola sculpture and...Read More
Kathakali dance – The colourful classical dance form of Kerala
All about Kathakali dance, the colourful dance play from the state of Kerala in India, that has its origins in the 2000-year-old Kuttiyaatam performed in...Read More