A French city with a close connection to India – Chambéry has a delightful elephant trail that you can follow to discover the historic sites of the city, without having to open Google Maps! … More Following Elephants Around Chambery
Less than an hour from Grenoble, the Château de Vizille ticks all the boxes of a fairy tale castle, and comes with a museum dedicated to the French Revolution. Little wonder that I keep going back… … More Fairy tale Castle (Almost) In My Backyard…
A visit to Maison Bergès, also known as the Musée de la Houille Blanche, the family home of Aristide Bergès, famous French hydraulic engineer and industrial papermaker. … More An Immersion in Wallpapers, Art Nouveau and Hydroelectricity
2021 has been a year of madness, marked by packing, unpacking, moving in and out of houses…and mastering all kinds of household appliances, of which ovens have given me quite a few gray hair! … More A year of packing…and mastering ovens!
Heading back from Bangalore to Grenoble, we decided to spend a few weeks in Paris to explore, meet people and understand the French Tech ecosystem. Living in Paris like a local (well, almost), taking public transport to co-working places & meetings, and dealing with Parisians outside the tourist track opened my eyes to a different Paris.
… More (Re)Discovering Paris
You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit obsessed with agility over the last few months. I’ve read several research papers, and case studies, but the biggest example of agility over the last few months has been Arya. From being a dog that refused to step out of the house because of her extreme anxiety, to traveling across continents to be with us in France, she has surprised us with her agility! … More Lessons in Agility from Arya
Being stuck at home makes you even more nostalgic about certain trips and memories. This week, the memories assailing me are those of which I don’t even have many photos. Memories of countless visits to artisanal markets, like the regular exhibitions at Chitrakala Parishad, and the innumerable flea markets that had become such a big … More Throwback to Riverdale ArtWalk 2019
Discovering Linger Leisure and Balur Estate in 2012 is perhaps one of my biggest achievements in life. We fell in love with Balur & the Linger Leisure hospitality the first time we visited the coffee plantation. We had driven away at the end of an idyllic two day trip with promises to return soon…little did … More Delectable Memories of Balur
« Au bout de chaque rue, une montagne… » / “At the end of every street is a mountain…” – Stendhal, 1783-1842 The very mountains that captured my heart when I landed in Grenoble in 2009. I could see them from the window of my bedroom, from my classroom, from the windows of the bus … More Grenoble, where there’s a mountain at the end of every street
Visiting Strasbourg was a dream since I took the ICE from Frankfurt to Paris in December 2003. The first stop in France after we crossed the German border, I remember my delight when after months of not understanding much beyond the basic greetings and numbers, I was suddenly able to follow most conversations. I was … More Christmas Magic in Strasbourg