Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
AKBAR’S DREAM CITY LIVES ON

We enter through the famous Buland Darwaza or ‘Gate of Magnificence’—said to be the highest gateway in Asia—into the courtyard of a magnificent mosque, the Jama Masjid.  Also in the courtyard

Mount Abu - Rajasthan’s only Summer Resort

Mount Abu located on the Aravali Hills at a height of 1220 metres, is one of India’s busiest hill stations throughout the year.

Kangana’s First Look at Cannes

In recent years, the famous India Film Institute in Pune — responsible for nurturing so many of India’s most famous stars — has been under a rather dark cloud.

ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD

Ladakh, a repository of cultural and religious influences from mainland India, Tibet and Central Asia,  has often been referred to as ‘the roof of the world’.

The Allure of Glass

India’s premier city for glass is Firozabad in UP. While admiring a really splendid chandelier, I had innocently asked if it was imported from Belgium, or some other European city.

Life & Style: Mowgli Learns the Viennese Waltz

A recenT visit to Jodhpur, found me staying in the same room that I had occupied way back in 1994.

Pearls - the Queen of Jewels

It is amazing what a string of lustrous pearls can do for one’s self-esteem!

Bhopal, where old and new co-exist

The history of Bhopal has always fascinated me. It is unique among states in India, as the only state ruled by a succession of four female monarchs—that too in purdah.

The Indian Durrie—A Lifestyle Statement

Welcomed with broad smiles by Anandram Bhobaria and his brothers, it was very gratifying to find that I was remembered, by a family of durrie (rug) makers of the tiny village of Salawas, whom I had

KALIGHAT REVISITED

The Kali Temple in South Calcutta is over 260 years old. This was an area where mainly Brahmin communities lived earlier.

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