This Holi, celebrate Basanta Utsav in Shantiniketan, West bengal

A prelude to Basanta Utsav in Shantiniketan During my life in Delhi, Holi came and was gone twice. The days preceding the event were usually filled with enthusiastic description of Bhaang, the experience from drinking that from the previous year, the preparation. My friends would order a swimsuit or two from online world, usually in royal […]

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In Photos: Memories of Hanoi Old Quarter

I stayed in Hanoi for 4 days. I stayed in the old quarter of Hanoi. You already know about that. I took a few day’s retreat to Sa Pa and Ninh Binh from the bustling city but came back to Hoan Kiem Lake again, for the city is blissfully beautiful. here are few snapshots from […]

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Six Reasons Why North-East India Destinations Should be on your travel list!

I felt like a child escaping reality as I was boarding the plane from Bangalore to Guwahati. For the next three weeks, we shall be exploring the abandoned wilderness of north east of Indian subcontinent with sparse touristy trails, encounter countless military vehicles, wonder at Yak Jerky and even chew one for six hours straight […]

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People Called Shillong: A book that introduced me to Shillong

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I always knew I shall be traveling to Shillong, because this is the capital town of Meghalaya, literally the abode of cloud, where romance between Labonyo and Amit blossomed. The epic novel of Sesher Kobita by Rabindranath Tagore was set at the backdrop if the old hill city. However, to […]

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Bishnupur Temples: Rediscovering the era of Malla kingdom

Prologue: Bishnupur temples or Bishnupur silks (Baluchari saree) of Bankura are world famous. So are the horses of Bankura. I am a native of the district and may get a bit overwhelmed. Instead of a typical “things to do in Bishnupur”, I tried to share my personal experience as the old temple city with all […]

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