About Us

About the India Beckons magazine

India Beckons is a digital travel magazine with a focus on travel, food, culture, and history of India and the world. Our articles are contributed by various writers, bloggers, travel and food enthusiasts and we have five blog sections: travel bloggers, photo bloggers, food bloggers, culture bloggers and lifestyle bloggers. This magazine is written for frequent Indian and international travelers. Since the magazine also focuses on the culture and traditions of people as seen through various lenses, it 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, destination weddings, jewelry & saree shopping in India and so on, which would keep our readers hooked.

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.