Art at AOL – Ambrosia

‘Look at all these colors on my plate’, exclaims¬†The General. ‘Ambrosial’.ūüôā An effect of¬†Sattvic food. ¬†If life is about living in the¬†moment, sattvic¬†food makes that¬†moment exuberant, one morsel at a time. Foods, abundant in Prana- the universal life-force that gives life to all sentient beings,¬†¬†keep our minds clear, happy and at peace. The ancient Ayurvedic… Read More Art at AOL – Ambrosia

Seeking Shravanabelagola

‘We must see¬†Shravanabelagola’, said the General. And so we went for another detour, off the highway, meandering through¬†the country roads, sleepy villages and riotous¬†fields till we caught a glimpse of the colossal¬†monolithic statue of Gommateshvara¬†on Vindyagiri Hill.

On the plantation trail ‚Äď Woshully & Cottabetta

“They’re different species of coffee, sir. Arabica has round¬†beans and bigger leaves and came to Coorg¬†way before Robusta (also known as¬†Canephora)!..The¬†Cottabetta estate ¬†(which literally means ‘Cold Mountain’) grew¬†Arabica¬†and was later transformed into a Robusta¬†plantation…Now we’re in the Woshully estate.” And thus began my foray into coffee-estate jargon on a cool, rainy day. Robusta is easier… Read More On the plantation trail ‚Äď Woshully & Cottabetta

The Misty Sahyadri

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.”Early morning drive through the plateaus of Western Ghats or the Sahyadri. Like lost veiled memories echoing in the mist. And then slowly, reluctantly they reveal their¬†faulted, eroded,¬†edgy selves. Enchanting!  

Of Kapila & Kabini

“In the evening we go see Kapila, sir.” – our¬†hotel guide. “Who’s Kapila?” – the General. “The river, sir.” “But isn’t she¬†Kabini?” “Same river, guys” – me on Google. Kapila or Kabini, the river is calling and I must go..