Jamalpur and The Kitemaker’s Trail

Jamalpur and The Kitemaker’s Trail

Kitemaking is a massive industry in Gujarat.Jamalpur is one of the prime neighbourhoods where kite making is an age-old industry. It has been carried down as a legacy in most families here.

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Seeking Ravana in Mandore

Seeking Ravana in Mandore

Mandore is located at a distance of 9km from the city of Jodhpur and has an evident connection with Ravana the antagonist of Ramayana. Read on to find out more.

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Happy in Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling

Happy in Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling

Spiralling down the serpentine and incredibly narrow roads of Darjeeling while carefully clutching the rear side of the seat ahead I look through the window to see vast expanses of not so lush pruned tea shrubs waiting to flourish once spring is here. It’s a cold February morning and the sky is like a painting of clouds playing hide and seek. Binay, the driver happily […]

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The Sun Temple, Modhera – Impressions of an Enigma Lost In Time.

The Sun Temple, Modhera – Impressions of an Enigma Lost In Time.

The Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat was built by King Bhimdev-I of the Solanki or Chaulukya Dynasty in the year 1026-27 A.D. The Sun Temple in Modhera is one of the 4 significant Sun Temples built in the Indian subcontinent.

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I found my star at the International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad

I found my star at the International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad

The International Kite Festival or Uttarayan at Ahmedabad is a massive celebration that marks the change in season from winter to summer and welcomes the approaching harvest period for the farmers of the country in the form of Makar Sankranti.

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Rani ki Vav- Where time stood still.

Rani ki Vav- Where time stood still.

Rani ki Vav roughly translates to the Queen’s Stepwell and is believed to have been built by Rani Udayamati in memory of the king Bhimdeva-I and dates back to the 11th Century.

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Life, Lemons and the Last Year

Life, Lemons and the Last Year

Life is difficult and none of us has mastered the art of living yet. Therefore, what do you do when life throws lemons at you? Well, you catch them, mix some ginger syrup with Hendrick’s gin and add a dash of lemon juice to make the perfect Lemon Gingerini.

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My First Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pushkar, Skywaltz.

My First Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pushkar, Skywaltz.

This is an account of my first Hot Air Balloon safari and Glamping experience at Pushkar during the iconic Pushkar Camel Fair,2016.

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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling: Where crossroads unite.

Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling: Where crossroads unite.

Perched atop the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling is an age old Temple dedicated to Mahakal or Lord Shiva. A ten-minute walk towards the right side of the Mall Road will lead you to this temple, which is also a vantage point for a 360-degree view of the entire city as well as the adjacent mountain ranges.

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A Story of Innocence : Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti, Udaipur

A Story of Innocence : Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti, Udaipur

Balika Awasiya Vidyalaya is a residential school run by the Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti at Dewali in Udaipur. This initiative is aimed at providing education and better living conditions to girls of the remotest areas of Rajasthan who are either victim of the Naata Pratha, are semi-orphans and cannot be taken care of by their families or are orphans.

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