Let me open doors to tales of my grandmother’s ancestry, the Poonjar Gods and the love of food hidden in a tiny hamlet of Poonjar in Kottayam district, Kerala.
CHEW JETTY: A walk through Penang’s Chinese Heritage Village
Georgetown – Penang’s capital city is a storytellers’ paradise. Every little nook and corner whispers a story. Those who have the eyes and ears for it are sure to fall in love with Penang. To immerse yourself in the Penangian way of life, keep walking or cycle down its past Continue Reading
Quan Yin Teng: Divine tales of yore at George Town’s street of harmony.
The island state of Penang is a magical mixed bag offering you everything from a laid-back beach break to a cultural indulgence. Its capital George Town – a UNESCO World Heritage city is home to the legendary Quan Yin Teng – also known as ‘the Goddess of Mercy’ temple. Standing Continue Reading
SAIRU SAJJA: Celebrating harvest in Jagatsukh village.
In the land of Gods, the passing seasons play a significant role in their deep-rooted traditions. Living in a little home perched atop Jagatsukh village for half a year now, I had a chance to explore the lives of the Himachali community closely. I learned that their traditions are deeply Continue Reading
Dosmoche: A springtime for hearts in the winters of Ladakh.
On a warm February morning, the cold winds coming from far away mountains go to sleep. The cymbals clanked, trumpets sang and drums played melodies of yore. Masked faces stood out amongst the blue skies and vast mountains. Prayers hummed in circles and a mist of incense smoke invaded my Continue Reading