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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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Vrindavan and the dying Yamuna

I can hear the  distant sounds of Krishna Bhajans sung in the nearby Ashram as the boatman oars through the silent , calm waters of the Yamuna.   It is…
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Streets Of Punjab

At the mention of Punjab, you will imagine the dancing yellow sarsos (mustard), sprawled across fields and of course fattening food served at the road side Punjabi Dhabas with white…
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10 offbeat things to do in Manali

Manali is the perfect summer retreat. Like most hill stations in India it has off late commercialized to a great extent and everything about it is touristy. However, the real…
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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 Women Of India Series #10

There was a commotion on the street. Every kid wanted their "fotu" to be taken. Their excitement and smiles were a delight to watch and capture. I noticed a lady…
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Serenity

It was nearing dusk in the Lost city (Fatehpur Sikri) and as the evening prayers started in the nearby mosque , this flock of birds took flight over the minarets.…
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Walking through Old Manali

Its not just another day. The monastery at Manali is abuzz with activity. Huge crowds have gathered to listen to the sermon of the head monk. I try and sneak…
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