parsi point

Introduction In my previous article on Magnificent Mumbai, Lonavala and Khandala, I covered the capital city of Maharashtra – the metro city Mumbai and the neighbouring twin hill stations Lonavala and Khandala. In today’s blog, I will be elaborating on the beautiful places of Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Dapoli. These places lie in the state of Maharashtra with the former two places being stunning hill stations and the latter one is…

The Gateway of India

Introduction Travel evokes ideas of relaxation, peace of mind, adventure, the thrill of exploring new zones and overall enjoyment. To me travel always is, all this and more – because it also means the much-needed quality time with family and friends which is rare these days. Travel is probably the best way to rejuvenate one’s senses and get a fresh perspective to life. As a travel-lover since childhood, some of…

Biryani

Food and culture Culture and cuisine have a harmonious relationship – cuisine is direct manifestation of the cultural background it comes from. Civilization in India goes back centuries – these flourishing civilizations had rich agricultural produce as well as good trade relations with neighbouring civilizations. Hence, these civilizations were self-sustaining and food during this time was characteristic of this culture. Later on – India, over the years has seen invasions…