Baby Taj – Memories of the “Cushion-cover” Empress

My trip to Agra sat on the shelf for several years. More exotic destinations won over the beauty of the Taj and the benefits of proximity. The trip finally got fixed, goaded by a desire to get away from truckloads of work and also to spend time with my 6 month old nephew on his…

Discovering the lost music of Rajasthan – Oct 2015

Highlights of my experience at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, RIFF 2015 at Jodhpur, India.

Diwali shopping opens my eyes

I unexpectedly experienced a tourist like moment in my own city, Mumbai. In fact, in my own backyard – the worli bazaar. A typical Indian market, the only reason I made quick, rushed visits to this bazaar was to pick up flowers. Beyond that, I had little reason to lounge around. After all, the bazaar…