Travel; lifestyle; heritage and arts; books and miscellany
  • Chasing cherry blossoms

    Canopies of pink perk up the Japanese skyline during the short-lived sakura season   Tokyo. Day 1: I was trying….

  • The life of aai!

    Padmaja Parulkar-Kesnur salutes her mother’s innate, environment-nurturing artistic sensibility   Aai is an ‘artist’ with a capital A. No, she….

  • Her stories

    A prolific writer, Kusum Ansal is a chronicler of women’s lives. Her vast repertoire comprises short stories, poems, teleplays, travelogues….

  • Bonding with Ruskin

    She is a woman of many parts: journalist, author and academic. For Dehradun-based Jaskiran Chopra, the transition from one role….

  • Once upon a time

    A journey through the corridors of lesser-known palaces in India   Palaces of yore usually have an in-your-face grandeur, a….


    Phaltan Rajwada did not overawe us with its girth and over-the-top splendour. This lovely little palace in the ancient capital….