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Poetry, Alibaug, and adventure

Alibaug (Arunima Takiar, 2019) Cracked seashells, your pointed edges lucidly reveal intact sand grains wrapping fervently around your body parts, twisted in unfamiliar time zones fast-forwarded from a past of splinters that defied permanence, trodden by unknowing feet on happy...

Poila Boisakh – the colourful celebration of new beginnings!

India is a country of diverse cultures and languages. Amongst these, one of the most celebrated cultures and community is that of the Bengalis....

Style, icons and heritage: Mumbai Mayhem, indeed!

Another action-packed IPL evening peppered with some pampering at an elegantly-designed art deco style hotel in the Heritage Precinct of Mumbai made for a...

10 offbeat must-visit spots in India

Touristy places are incredibly convenient as they boast infrastructure and amenities for the comfort of visitors. But if you are someone who prefers to...

The magnificent splendor of Rajasthani stepwells

A land of many cultures, several factors over the centuries have influenced the architecture of India. From the artisans who came to the country...

India’s evergreen city BECKONS: a journey to the far south

Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram is one of those incredible places that seems to have everything that fascinates travellers from far and wide. A long history...

Rich heritage is at every corner of Bihar

Bihar is not always the first place that comes to mind when planning a vacation unless you want to cover the religious circuits. However,...

Come, celebrate the festivals of Jaipur

Jaipur usually tops the list of best places to visit in Rajasthan, and for good reason. The Pink City is colourful, historic, packed with...

The bamboo bait!

Bamboo brings to mind different things for different people. For a foodie, it is either curry with bamboo shoots or the bamboo boxes in...

Peace beckons in Ladakh

It was truly an exhilarating experience to visit Ladakh. Still untouched by urban jingbang, this far-flung and virgin snow desert with an air of...

Celebrating Navami with great fervor

In India, Navami is celebrated as the last day of the nine nights of Navratri – the festival in which Goddess Durga is worshipped...

Arunachal Pradesh – the land of the dawn-lit mountains

One of the eight northeastern states in India, Arunachal Pradesh is often sidelined by more well-known and 'touristy' destinations like Assam and Meghalaya. Yet,...

Divine eroticism of Khajuraho sculptures

A visit to the world’s famous sculpture temples of Khajuraho was long on my wish list. Khajuraho, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya...

Raksha Bandhan – the bond of protection

Raksha Bandhan means a thread tied as protection. Securing a thread with sanctity means much more than this. It could be a sister tying...

The daunting hills of Dharamshala

My penchant to visit offbeat destinations took me to the picturesque and virgin territory of Dharamshala. It is snuggled in the lofty Dauladhar Mountain...

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