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Jami masjid champaner

Champaner, Gujarat

Having enjoyed the Navaratri celebrations at the largest congregation of dancers at United Garba on my earlier visit to Vadodara […]

Kashmir Valley. Pic by Mayuri Patel

Spending Time In Srinagar

A brittle red-brown Chinar leaf hidden in the yellowing pages of an old journal brought an avalanche of fond memories […]

resort reception

Fazlani Nature’s Nest

Sitting along the back waters of Andra dam and Indrani river is the vast property of Fazlani Nature’s Nest among […]

Migratory Birds In India

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their […]

International Travel ›

Rained In At Chicago

Chicago, to me, meant Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and some precious lessons from History of […]

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Rhinocerors

Kaziranga National Reserve

Kaziranga National Park, the home to two-thirds of world’s Great one-horned Rhinoceros in Assam, is an UNESCO World Heritage site. […]

Wildlife Adventures ›

Rhinocerors

Kaziranga National Reserve

Kaziranga National Park, the home to two-thirds of world’s Great one-horned Rhinoceros in Assam, is an UNESCO World Heritage site. […]

Food ›

For That Slice Of Pizza

It is always the small nondescript eateries that steal the show with their authentic delectable offerings be it kebabs on […]

Oasis at Khuri

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery And there it was…A well….well-hidden […]

To chill(!!) at Nainital….

In India we have a rich collection of stories for almost everything including names of cities, lakes, rivers, mountains, gods, goddesses, festivals, […]

Behrupiya (lord Shiva), Chitrakoot ghats, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo by: IndiaPictures/UIG via Getty Images)

Behrupiya, The Street Performer

A dwindling breed of street performers sing devotional songs. Behrupiya, the original travelers and entertainers, once were the  much sought after street performers in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. They were masters of disguise and sometimes entrusted with spying for the kings.