Vijaya Pratap

The dancing wonders of Odisha

The young boys from Konark just finished giving a mind- blowing performance of “Gotipua” and received an ovation from the mesmerised audience, including the Governor.

08 Dec 2018

Meditative melodies

The latter part of the evening the scion of Mewati Gharana, Pt Sanjeev Abhyankar took the audience on a most gratifying journey into music.

05 Dec 2018

Celebrating mackintosh

Built between 1897 and 1899, it is the only church in the world designed by Mackintosh and is one of Glasgow’s hidden architectural gems.

01 Dec 2018

A walk through Glasgow

Glasgow is a city of surprises where each turn can bring a new discovery.

24 Nov 2018

To the lighthouse

The lifelike statue stayed etched in my mind.

17 Nov 2018

Stepping right,future bright!!

As DSV Sastry’s rich voice floated in waves, Deepika Reddy’s Deepanjali disciples gave a Kuchipudi recital that was replete with the characteristic graceful charm of the dance form.

15 Nov 2018

Vadodara: A colourful kaleidoscope

In Gujarat, Navratri is a festival of dance, gaiety and endless fun.

10 Nov 2018

Go to Gujarat!

What Big B had kick-started a few years ago had caught on and now Gujarat has become a hot destination, beckoning tourists at every turn of a festival and they have quite many.

27 Oct 2018

The yellow on the broom

I shared the joys and the sorrows of the travelling communities and their hardships: empathising, feeling, laughing and crying.

13 Oct 2018

Dundee for design

The city has a dramatic skyline, which represents its industrial past, its Victorian civic ambitions and its more recent cultural regeneration.

06 Oct 2018

V&A Dundee – a spectacle  unveiled

Inever heard of Dundee, a coastal city on the Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland, until the spectacular launch of V&A Dundee happened.

02 Oct 2018

A tale of two cities: Budapest

I have had the most wonderful time in Budapest and it is still one of my favourite cities in the world.

22 Sep 2018

A tale of two cities: Buda and Pest

Gold and marble, majolica and stained glass: luxurious buildings all over Budapest.

15 Sep 2018

Soaking in  hot springs of Budapest

Hungary is a landlocked country in Europe that boasts the maximum hot water springs.

08 Sep 2018

Buddha returns to Borobudur!

Built in the 9th century with Javanese Buddhist design, Borobudur temple in Indonesia is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.

01 Sep 2018