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A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen
Japan, Photo Essays, Travel

A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen

Kyoto’s four hundred year old Nishiki Market is a virtual paradise for food and ethnic Japanese goods. Join me as I walk through Japan’s most iconic markets. Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market is a lively market in Kyoto that dates back to over four hundred years. It’s a great […]

The White Heron Castle
Japan, Photo Essays

The White Heron Castle

Take a look at the fabulous Himeji Castle or the White Heron Castle, as we walk its grounds. Feudal Japan evokes images of majestic and imposing castles and sword wielding samurai warriors. Himeji is home to one the of the finest examples of traditional Japanese castle architecture, the quite imaginatively […]

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers
Art, Cities, Japan, Photo Essays, Travel

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers

In this photo series, we take a look at some of the Kawaii (cute in Japanese) manhole covers I’m sure I got some pretty weird stares on the sidewalks of Japan. After all, I spent quite some time staring down at my camera focussed at my feet in the middle […]

The Lost Mansion of Goa
Art, Goa, India, Travel

The Lost Mansion of Goa

We are searching for the Menezes Braganza Pereira house, an old colonial mansion in Chandor, Goa. Home to exquisite handicrafts dating to over 350 years, the house is apparently a sight to behold. Let’s see what we find here. We were navigating through the narrow by-lanes of rural Goa, when […]

5 “Hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you never knew existed
Art, Cities, Maharashtra

5 “Hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you never knew existed

On the occasion of International Museum Day, take a look at 05 “hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you probably never heard about For most Mumbaikars, the word “museum” is synonymous with the venerable Prince Of Wales Museum (or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya as it is known now). But Mumbai has […]

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015
Art, Festivals, India, Kerala

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015

The lawn had large vertebrae shaped blocks scattered about. On closer inspection it looked like the skeleton of some giant denizen of the deep, with a large S-shaped neck. Elsewhere, a Giant Bookshelf held multicolored books of all hues. These were some of the many displays of contemporary art at the […]