There is more to Delhi than power, politics and a tumultuous past. The intermingling of cultures and its position as the capital of a large and vibrant democracy result in a plethora of eclectic events and experiences. Food Delhi does not disappoint the epicureans. From the best fine dining restaurant in the country, Indian Accent, to the cheap and … Continue reading When in Delhi – Quintessential Experiences
For people with ample time to explore the city environs, it is the by-lanes that have the hidden gems and the most fascinating stories. In the shadow of every great monument of Delhi thrives the remaining vestiges of the culture that the main monument is now a token of. A lot of walking tours/heritage walks have now … Continue reading When in Delhi – By-Lane Mysteries
Always on the lookout for good stories and trivia, it is no surprise that the city I love, almost revere, is Delhi. To give a flavor of what is in store if you decide to walk the by lanes of Delhi, in one of the stories I heard on a walking tour, Qutub Minar has … Continue reading When in Delhi – Checklist Monuments
Traveling solo to Kashi, for Dev Deepawali, was a risk well taken, the net result in the category of good decisions taken in 2017. Call it Varanasi, Benaras or what you will, to me it will always remain Kashi, the holy city of the Hindus. For some inexplicable reason Kashi had always been my dream destination and traveling solo … Continue reading Why Kashi?
Packing up. The nagging worry of departure. Lost keys, unwritten labels, tissue paper lying on the floor. I hate it all. Even now, when I have done so much of it, when I live, as the saying goes, in my boxes. Even today, when shutting drawers and flinging wide an (sic) hotel wardrobe, or the … Continue reading Packing Up
Per Aspera Ad Astra- four words that aptly summarise our trip to Spiti Valley. It is a Latin phrase which means "through hardships to the stars." To say that this region is surreal is stating the obvious, to say that reaching here is tough is in the genre of FYI, what needs stating is that it's totally … Continue reading Spiti Valley
"There is no happiness for him who does not travel, Rohita!...The feet of the wanderer are like the flower, his soul is growing and reaping fruit; and all his sins are destroyed by his fatigues in wandering. Therefore, wander! The fortune of him who is sitting, sits; it rises when he rises; it sleeps when … Continue reading Why Travel?
It's usually really easy to write about travel experiences, given their factual nature. But when a trip is packed with one amazing memory after another it becomes difficult to write a factual blog about it. To find my way around it I first thought of a BuzzFeed kind "10 Reasons why you should visit Kutch" … Continue reading Kutch
It's a pity that a mention of Rishikesh evokes images of adventure sports (only). A New Year trip to the place with a desire to get away from the social obligation of attending Crazy New Year Eve parties revealed to us the other side of Rishikesh, what the place was meant for originally, before rafting and … Continue reading Rishikesh sans Adventure Sports
I belong to that generation which during its formative years saw a nation make conversation with absolute strangers (as if they have known each other since time immemorial); from train journeys, bus stops to the common area with a television in villages (you would understand what I mean if you had been to an Indian … Continue reading The Art of Conversation-I