Shefali Vaidya 

Shefali Vaidya is a writer, photographer, newspaper columnist and mum to triplets, who loves to travel.


Ikat – The Ties That Do Not Bind

Essay | Posted On: 17 Jul 2019

Ikat weaving is one of the oldest craft traditions of India with a very distinctive weaving technique.

Brassy silence of Pitalkhora

Temple Trail | Posted On: 06 Oct 2016

The almost forgotten cave complex of Pitalkhora resonates the silence deep within us.

Ramappa - A unique Shiva temple

Temple Trail | Posted On: 22 Aug 2016

Built by the Kakatiya rulers around the 13th century CE, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, has a marked influence of Hoysala architecture and yet has been given a unique personality by its chief architect cum sculptor, after whom the tem...

Symphony in stone - Bhimakaali Temple

Temple Trail | Posted On: 26 Jul 2016

The Bhimakaali temple is an exquisite temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess. The Puranas link it to the demon slaying Goddess who descended to the earth and chose to stay on in the beautiful environs of Sarahan (HP) after the battle.

Belavadi - A temple of three moods

Temple Trail | Posted On: 22 Jun 2016

The living temple of Belavadi beautifully captures the three moods of Vishnu in the forms of Ugra Narasimha, Yoga Narasimha and Venu Gopal.

Ahilya's Daughters

Temple Trail | Posted On: 23 May 2016

The story of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar, the austere queen who ruled from Maheshwar, near Ujjain and rebuilt, all over India, scores of temples that were destroyed by Muslim invaders.

Somnathpura Symphony

Temple Trail | Posted On: 11 May 2016

Exploring the unique beauty of an architectural wonder built by the Hoysalas, which was destroyed by Malik Kafoor's army in medieval times.

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