About Us

About the India Beckons magazine

India Beckons is a digital travel magazine with a focus on travel, food, culture, heritage, festivals and communities. Our articles are contributed by various writers, bloggers, travel and food enthusiasts and we have five blogger sections: travel bloggers, photobloggers, food bloggers, culture bloggers and lifestyle bloggers. This magazine is written for frequent travellers, food enthusiasts, and people interested in learning more about different cultures and heritage. The magazine has a strong focus on the culture and traditions of people as seen through various lenses and, as a result, would be of interest to a general audience as well. We have an experiences section that describes a variety of experiences from adventure travel to jungle safaris, jewellery and saree shopping in India, festivals of India, festivals of the world, beach vacations, family travel and so on; it is our endeavour to keep readers engaged with our novel and interesting blogs. If you enjoy reading our blogs and are inspired by them to travel to new destinations, please leave a comment for the blogger.

Also, if you would like to contribute articles for our magazine, and are interested in documenting your travels in a blog, please contact us at marketing@whatsthebestword.net. We would love to hear from you.

Editorial team


Arunima Takiar, Founder, Director and Editor-in-chief   

Arunima Takiar is a writing and editing professional with over 20 years of experience. She is the founding editor of this magazine. She loves to travel and always wanted to launch a travel portal cum magazine for international and Indian travelers with a focus on food, culture, and history of India and other countries. She is an alumna of Cambridge University and Mumbai University. She also runs a content writing and editing firm called What’s The Best Word, loves to blog on food and travel and occasionally writes on spiritual travel in India. She also composes poetry; recently, some of her poems were published in the well-known literary journal called Muse India.

Gita Hari, Consulting Editor

Gita Hari is a renowned food and travel writer who brings to India Beckons her experience and expertise on the epicurean trail she has followed in the past three decades as a food reviewer and travel writer with leading publications in India. She is also an independent food consultant – she appeared in Master Chef Ajay Chopra’s show Vegistaan on NDTV Good Times as a guest with her unique recipes, featured in Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana Khazana videos, hosted a hi-end hospitality show on Spin TV channel, been on the jury of several culinary contests and is presently popular for her exotic five-star-kitchen based show ‘And The Brunch’ on the digital media which she has conceptualized, scripted and hosted. She brings to the fore her precious experience in the culinary field with her gourmet palate and happy, globe-trotting feet! Gita has been the recipient of Women Achievers Awards successfully for four years from different organizations.