Light It Up

Light is possibly one of the most amazing thing I have encountered. It cam cut through darkness and bring is wisdom. While the sun is the absolute and strongest source of light, to me it seems more like common sense, everyone needs to have it, and if one chooses, then can use it too. Artificial…

House of Glass

  At the heart of Lalbaug, Bangalore is the “the Crystal Palace of India”. “The Glass House of Lalbagh” was built in 1890 as is modeled on the Crystal Palace of London. The original glass house in London turned to ashes in 1936 in a freak fire accident. It is said that this is the…

Princely Charm

This beautiful statue graces the main entrance of the Lalbaug botanical garden. It’s a tribute to Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the last of the official Kings of the Mysore dynasty; he held the throne from 1940 to 1947, when India declared independence from its British rulers. The princely state of Mysore became a part of the…

Unnatural India

Shifting bases from one part of the country to another in a diverse country like India is no less than moving countries. People are way too different, and at times, the cultural shocks are too much to digest. When I first moved cities across the same political state, I realized that although we are all…