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Doors Of Southern India: A journey with Tata Pravesh

We travel to learn and sometimes, unlearn. We travel to open the doors to the unknown and cherish the known. There are explorations that we undertake to know a region well, to get acquainted with a different culture, to meet people, to gorge on delectable food. Then there are explorations…

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Reasons to love Myanmar

The clouds cleared as I peered outside the plane window, revealing patches of green. Golden stupas stand tall, scattered intermittently in the green mesh. I have travelled to Myanmar in a lush green morning of the year 1104. Aerial view of Mandalay “Welcome to the land of Golden pagoda”,  the foreigner…

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A meditative trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan

My mind knows I can’t do it. It’s an arduous trek. With poor stamina levels and a sorrowful state of health, I try to convince myself that it is perfectly okay if I don’t attempt the six hour treacherous journey. Tiger’s Nest Trek Base But of course there is a…

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My Latest Work

10 offbeat things to do in Manali

Manali is the perfect summer retreat. Like most hill stations in India it has off late commercialised to a great extent and everything about it is touristy. However the real…
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral 

A walk in the woods is always enchanting and always full of delightful finds! I stumbled upon this beautiful violet leaf fallen on amidst logs of wood and a bunch…
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A vegetarian’s love for Singaporean Food

He stands in front of me , with a warm smile, His apron impeccably white and without a crease. I look up from the menu and ask" Chef, can I…
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

This week's photo challenge is Fresh. Fresh. The word springs up a variety of pictures in my imagination. Fresh buds. Fresh flowers. Freshly drenched landscapes. Here are my photographs for…
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Travel in Style: Mobile cases from Daily Objects

Quirky merchandise is the need of the hour.Innovative and 'hatke' brands are driving out the cliche stuff from the market. Be it bags , laptop sleeves , eye cases or…
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Explore the elements: Thomas Cook Travel contest

Was nominated by Trablogger for this superb contest by Thomas Cook. The contest lets photographers share their favourite travel photographs based on the following theme: Four Elements: Air, Earth, Fire…
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Vrindavan Holi : A mystical , magical experience.

I have been visiting Vrindavan since I was a kid, running through the tiny lanes , knowing the shortcuts, being wary of the monkeys and gorging on the Birla Mandir…
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Lathmaar Holi at Barsana

The crowds are astonishing. People warn you not to enter the crowds for safety reasons. There could be a stampede with this number of people on the streets. It's no…
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The Window Story #1

Windows and doors have always fascinated me. The colours, patterns, textures always make me wonder what effort people put in making their houses look artistic and beautiful. Being an avid…
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