Thanjavur Palace


This is my second blog on the city of Thanjavur or Tanjore. The first one was obviously on Brihadeeswarar Temple being one of the most recognised temples in the country which I felt required a separate blog in itself. Surprise as it may sound the city or town of Thanjavur was for a long time … Continue reading Thanjavur Palace

Brihadeeswarar Temple – Thanjavur


Call it hallucinations or my past life the word Tanjore or Thanjavur always brought back memories from nowhere. I had never visited that place but that one name always made me have a déjà vu. I could distinctly feel the stones under my feet and see the morning blue hour beyond the temples. It might … Continue reading Brihadeeswarar Temple – Thanjavur

A Hotel Named Disaster


With the coming of the digital and Internet age, everything seems to revolve around the internet these days. Be it booking train tickets online to buying a car battery online, and yes I did replace my car battery by ordering it online. Due to my habits and hobby of extensive travelling I have started doing … Continue reading A Hotel Named Disaster

Vellore Fort – The First Battle of Indian Independence


Like me, if you would have known that the first battle of Indian independence was fought in the year 1857 then technically you are mistaken as the first battle against the European rule actually happened in the year 1806 near 50 years before the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The plot was just like a Bollywood … Continue reading Vellore Fort – The First Battle of Indian Independence

Delhi Gate Arcot – The Beginning of Robert Clive


Major-General Robert Clive a name synonymous with East India Company and the British India had a very different job with the company at the beginning and had nothing to do with battlefield or the conquest over the Mughals. Being from Kolkata I was well aware of Robert Clive and his role in the city for … Continue reading Delhi Gate Arcot – The Beginning of Robert Clive