• Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  Places,  Travel

    Adalaj Stepwell & the Tale behind it…….

    The Adalaj Stepwell or ‘vav‘ in the Adalaj village near Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is an architectural marvel as much as is the legendary story attached to it. History….. Started by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela Dynasty in 1498 and completed by Muslim ruler Mehmud Begada, this structure is a fine example of Indo Islamic Architecture and Saga of the dignity possessed by the queen of the era. The vav (stepwell or also known as Baoli in Rajasthan) is said to have served as a common place for socialising among people for many ages . Womenfolk from neighbouring villages socialised here and even worshipped the Hindu deities sculpted on the walls.…

  • Places,  Travel,  Videos

    Rendezvous in Spiti Valley- a video tour

    Are you looking for some raw adventure? Is this your idea of adventure? Watch the video tour and soak yourself in the love for mountains! [wpvideo tD2KVHZm ][wpvideo xwtcfE2q ] [wpvideo 6vLhwH72 ][wpvideo jPuJeWKp ] Spiti valley also known as Little Tibet is a valley between India and Tibet in the virgin district of Himachal Pradesh. Video credits : Bharat Dhillon & Gags Khushboo Dhanoa #travel #rendezvous #lahaulspiti #spitivalley #himachaltourism #adventure #thar #amazingexperiences

  • Design,  Holiday Destination,  Places,  Travel

    A brush of Victorian Era – Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling

    A recent trip to the pleasant hill station of Pelling nestled in the hills of West Sikkim encompassed me with warm splendor. Not only did the untouched natural beauty of the town intrigue me to write this but also the shade of Old Victorian era which brushed my senses during my stay there. The town of Pelling is a tourist attraction majorly due to the breathtaking view of the mighty Kanchenjunga.  It also has a history of being  the second capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksom , and  till the year 1814 A.D., the king of Sikkim ruled the state from this place.   A particular attraction…

  • Architectural Marvels,  Heritage,  MUSEUM,  Travel

    Cellular Jail ………..LEST WE FORGET!

     LEST WE FORGET………..the Sacrifice, the Endurance, the Architecture Uploading full text of my write up on Cellular Jail, Port Blair, which has been awarded a  ‘CERTIFICATE of APPRECIATION’ in Architectural Journalism Competition and also finds a mention in World Architecture Community. A sneak peek into the architecture of CELLULAR JAIL……. Architecture is not just a structure of bricks and cement but is like a piece of music that influences emotions, conveys feelings, creates an atmosphere where either we flow with its rhythm of being exceptionally beautiful or get perplexed with it being exceptionally arrhythmic. Architecture is associative with the emotional character it conveys. Buildings trigger our emotions and envelop us in…