Dalhousie in December

Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh can be visited during anytime of the year, but Dalhousie in December, is a treasure. The freezing winter converts the little Himalayan town into a lovely snow resort. With the snow covered Dhauladhar range of the majestic Himalaya at the back drop and the five hills of Dalhousie it is extremely … Read more

A Weekend at Rajbari Bawali

Rajbari Bawali stands as a representation of Bengal’s rich heritage and splendor. I was a witness to this last month. Two of my friends and I spent a lovely November weekend at Rajbari Bawali, a heritage property converted to a premium resort. In fact, we had a toddler in the team, my friend’s 2.5 years … Read more

Brahma Kamal, the flower from the Land of Gods

Brahma Kamal is known as the ‘Flower of Gods’ and is found in the ‘Land of Gods’. Where is this ‘Land of Gods’? I am sure you have guessed it right. The State of Uttarakhand in India is called Dev Bhumi, meaning ‘Land of Gods’ and Brahma Kamal is the State Flower of Uttarakhand. So, … Read more

Sati Pithas of Bengal

Sati Pithas of Bengal is a significant topic to be discussed on the auspicious day of Kali Puja. Kali embodies and is the epitome of Shakti, feminine energy and strength: creativity, fertility, destruction and death. She is worshipped as the ultimate destroyer of evil. Kali or Shyama meaning ‘black’ is called so because she is … Read more

Halloween Special: Salem, the Witch City

Today, when the world is celebrating Halloween to ward off ghosts, I would like to bring to you the story of a city. The story may help us ward off our inner ghosts which in turn may help the society as a whole. The story of Salem, the Witch City, in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, is … Read more

Mahalaya at Kumortuli, the Land Where Gods and Goddesses are Made

Kumortuli, the traditional potters’ colony of Kolkata is renowned for potters with terrific clay sculpting prowess, who not only regularly make idols for various pujas and festivals but also export them to various parts of the world. These artisans have been living in this area of Northern Kolkata since ages, collecting clay from the river … Read more

Tunganath Temple, The Highest of the Panch Kedar Temples

Tunganath Temple in Uttarakhand, India, stands at 12070 feet above sea level. Did you know that it is one of world’s highest Shiva Temples? After Nepal’s Muktinath Temple at 12467 feet, comes Tunganath which is the third of the five Panch Kedar Temples and is the highest among them. In spite of being the highest, … Read more

Covid-Ready Tourism in India

Tourism Industry has been devastatingly hit by the pandemic. In India itself millions have lost their livelihood. Paraphernalia of Tourism and Hospitality industry are slowly trying to revive but in an altogether different way such that they are resilient and sustainable. These differences are insights which must be noted by both tourists and travellers and … Read more

Eateries in Darjeeling

Eateries in Darjeeling is our focus today. The world knows of three things about the Queen of Hills which are the majestic Kanchenjunga looking over the town of Darjeeling, the iconic tooting toy train (Himalayan Railways) and the exotic Darjeeling tea. Well, this place is beyond these and that is why from childhood Darjeeling is … Read more

Gorumara National Park On National Forest Martyrs Day

11th of September is declared ‘National Forest Martyrs Day’ in India, since 2013, by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Have you heard of this day before? This day is observed to recognise the exemplary courage, dedication and sacrifices made by the forest personnel, in India, for the protection of … Read more