Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
A Visit to the Elephanta Caves

Seeing the famous Elephanta Caves is often on the list of many visitors to Mumbai.

Lucknow—a city steeped in history

It was earlier known as Awadh.  A city famous for its ‘tehzeeb’ (courtesy) it has often been referred to as the “City of Pehle Aap”.  In these modern times, “Pehle Aap” (First you) has al

To See the Sun God

Surya, the Sun God has always interested me.


Very few have heard of the place.

The Spectacular Bidar Fort

The Bidar Fort, earlier part of Hyderabad and now Karnataka, is more or less in ruins. However, this massive fort is so well maintained that it is a pleasure to spend a day there.

Brave Rani Durgavati

India has a number of brave Queens, who have led armies and fought battles to save their kingdoms.

Varanasi the city of my ancestors

Varanasi is very special to me as this is where my grandfather decided to settle and my father was born.  Unfortunately, I have only managed to make short visits to this ancient and historical

Rediscovering Agra

In the shade on the afternoon I ventured out to see if I could find the lesser known Agra-sites that I had read about in tourist guides, but had not seen.

Dholpur — Land of the Red Stones

Dholpur has witnessed some of the oldest civilizations, and is extremely rich in cultural heritage.

The 7th Dharamshala International Film Festival

It’s once again time for the unique and popular Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) and for many keen film goers, it has become one of the must-go events of the year.