Indian School of Hospitality

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) , Gurugram – A benchmark in hospitality education, tourism and culinary arts

Indian School of Hospitality(ISH) in Gurugram, India, is setting trends in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts education apart from the tourism sector, with its comprehensive curriculum and practical training methods. Here is an inside glimpse of the campus through my lens and words. Disclaimer: This is neither a sponsored post nor a press-release. …

Kathakali – The colourful classical dance form of Kerala that requires a revival

Kathakali usually evokes imagery of vibrancy, opulence, flamboyant costume and expressive dance. But for me, it has always rekindled old memories of school days when working on projects related to Classical Dance forms of India, I was often left enchanted by the very colourful mask and costume of Kathakali dancers. For as long as I …

City Palace Jaipur Architecture

The Varied Hues of Royal Rajasthan

Infinite mounds of fine sand, large stretches of parched lands, scanty greenery, endless mirages with hamlets of mud houses, around scattered water bodies. Isn’t this the imagery one recollects upon hearing the word ‘desert’? Added to this imagery are the exquisite and exotic palaces of the royals, locals wearing colourful turbans called ‘pagri’, cuisines curated …

Braving the waters of River Ganga

Braving the waters of River Ganga is the final part of my series on ‘Adventures at Rishikesh’. So, before you embark on this experience of mine, please do read Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh  The canoeing , hiking and travelling the previous day, made us snore away to glory,until we were awakened by the camp staff …

Adventurous Outing at Rishikesh!

Mountains have an endearing charm on us humans and I feel at peace when perched on the mountain ranges or surrounded by them especially at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. I clearly remember how entranced I was, on catching a glimpse of the green , holy river- gushing unabashed, blessing the land and people on her shore …

Book # 21

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything.You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” -Michael Crichton I have been fascinated by historical figures, years and dates since childhood..So, when I received a mail from Rupa Publications to review the book ‘Kings and Queens’ & ‘Battles and Warriors’ by Subhadra …

Book # 20

“Travelling – It leaves you speechless , then turns you into a story teller”  -Ibn Battuta ‘Rambles into Sacred Realms’ is a travelogue by Krish V Krishnan, that was sent by WritersMelon in exchange for my honest review.This is my second travelogue in the past 8 months after ‘Wonders of the Holy Land’ by Carlo …

Cochin/Kochi/Ernakulum

Week#1 Trail Hearing the name of ‘Kerala’ evokes images of infinite coconut trees, greenery n scenery all around and the soothing backwaters. So, when I got to know that we shall be in Cochin for some weeks as part of a holiday-cum-work trip, I was pretty excited. We landed at Kochi in the month of …