A slice of Shekhawati in Alsisar

The desolate roads, the pastoral calmness hung in the air, changing colour of the mud-dunes from clayey brown to camel yellow, the nomadic hue of the lifestyle, frequent calls of a peacock and the half-forgotten monuments set against the backdrop of an azure, blue sky, this region seemed to have soaked its beauty in the…

On a time machine

Have you ever been on a time travel? Well, I have….to Bundi, a small sleepy town huddled somewhere in the Hadouti region of North-west Rajasthan. Time has frozen in this town, inextricably caught in the web of history. No proper rail connection, no commercial establishment worth the name, dusty roads, vintage homes and havelis converted…

Udaipur – where history still lives

I was in the regal city of Udaipur, a romantic destination, set amid lakes and dotted with palaces. The city, in its first look, appeared to me a regal creature of fashion. Living in the shadows of the largest palace in Rajasthan, the city displays a facade of colours, its busy touristy streets still live…