Shona Adhikari
The writer is an author and a former art gallery owner
My Stories
HYDERABAD REVISITED

Returning to Hyderabad after many years was an experience that I had really been looking forward to.

The legend of the levitating stone

Tucked away somewhere in the back of my mind was the memory of having seen a large stone being lifted by a group of people with one finger.

Discovering India’s first Charbagh

History says that Babar built his first garden ‘Aram Bagh’ at Agra, on the banks of the River Jamuna.

TANSEN—AKBAR’S 9TH JEWEL

I first heard the song Diya jalao sung by K.L.Saighal from the Hindi film Tansen, when I was a toddler.

BIKANER—in the midst of the Thar

Surrounded by the great Thar Desert, lies the city of Bikaner — a city that still retains much of the ambience of its ‘not so distant’ feudal past.

MYSORE — The Seat of the Royal Wodeyars

While being based in Bangalore I frequently travelled to and fro by road between Bangalore and Ooty —passing through the calm and staid Mysore often referred to as the ‘City of Palaces’.

Pune’s Blue Nile

I was on a short visit to Pune recently, when I bumped into Nusrat, an old friend who lived in Mumbai and was in Pune for just two days.  Since both of us were rushed for time, we decided to m

THE GOLDEN SANDSTONES OF JAISALMER

I remember my first view of Jaisal’s Fort — it literally took my breath away, even though I had seen umpteen photographs knowing what it would look like.

A DAY OF ART AT THE RCTC

It was a day not to be missed.

Sculpture Park opens at Nahargarh Fort

There are a large number of forts scattered across India. Over the past month I seem to have written about a number of them and now I find there is one more fort that needs to be written about.

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