On a spiritual quest to Sringeri

Ganesh, my host in Udupi, decided that the 7.30 am bus will be right for the day’s plan to visit Sringeri, a hill town in Chikmagalur district and the site of first monastery of Adi Shankara. At 7.15 am, with just a few minutes left to catch the bus, I and Uncle ji, Ganesh’s father,…

Fascinating murals at Madgaon railway station, Goa

As a frequent traveler, I spend a lot of time in between journeys at airports and railway stations. These connectivity hubs have not always been interesting for longer waiting periods. But, in an attempt to keep travelers entertained or maybe showcase goan culture at the very first touch point—whatever be the reason—Madgoan railway station in…

The unheard rhythms of Negamam

“You sure must have heard of Negamam sarees?!” asked Pravin, Founder of a tourism initiative in Pollachi called Thadam experiences. I look forward to wearing sarees during family occasions, but selecting a saree has always been my mother’s forte. So, I replied, “No” as a matter of fact. “Periya Negamam is a town panchayat, 15km…