For those not too familiar with Bengal’s early history, the title of this piece may not make any sense.
It may sound strange, but mangoes—the succulent fruit we are privileged to eat in summer, appears to be inseparably linked with the town of Malda in Bengal.
This gloriously long name belongs to one of India’s most popular hill stations, perched on the Nilgiri range and better known as Ooty.
I had been waiting for at least 3 decades for this opportunity. You might consider it strange that anyone could be so keen on seeing a headless statue!
On 11th September 2007, a statue of Rani Chenamma was unveiled at the Parliament House Complex by President Pratibha Patil.
It was the end of March and summer was upon us when I decided to make a visit to Kaithoon, in a quest for Kota saris.
You may well ask, “how on earth did you get to meet a Bollywood Dresswala?
With its exotic beaches and sacred shrines, as a tourist getaway, Gokarna has been discovered rather recently.
The very first time that I tasted the unique Burmese speciality ‘Khau Suey’, was when Bibi my talented niece offered me a bowl of what looked like soup, almost 25 years ago.
Among the most enjoyable ways to reach Ooty, the southern hill station in the Nilgiris, is by the famous Toy Train. The breeze becomes cooler as the train chugs along slowly on its narrow gau