Jia Bharali: The Young Mountain Stream That Dances to the Tune of the Tawang roadtrip!

A photo blog following the mountain stream Jia Bharali as she dances past the high mountains from tawang to Assam

A Photo Essay on Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh: Traversing through Northeast India’s Most Pristine Hills

Tawang. Arunachal Pradesh. My heart becomes a palpable ball of mellow emotion as I type this name. Housed amid the craggy peaks of high Himalayas, Tawang is a beautiful mountain hamlet which evokes sheer melancholy and strong sense of political resistance against the face of spiteful colonists. Housed at the west Kameng district of Arunachal … Read more

In Pictures: Island Paradise Mauritius

About this blog: Photos captured during my stay in Mauritius fills my heart with joy and glee. What an incredible place that island paradise is! Suck intriguing and mellow history of Mauritius’s citizens beyond the uber-luxury resorts. In my week long stay in Mauritius, I could only gather a few glimpses of the island nation. … Read more

Exploring the Ancient Zanzibari Doors at Stonetown!

About this blog: Doors of Zanzibar are historical artifacts documenting turbulent past of the island nation, tiny yet a key player in the old world trade route. Colonists came from as far as Arab nations, settled here, traded in human flesh. Europeans followed suit soon. Some sailors of Gujarat from India’s west coast stepped in … Read more

Zanzibar: an Island that Resembles a Poem! A Photo-blog.

“Cocoa-fringed shore of purest white, and the sea blue as a slab of lapis lazuli.” Sir Richard Burton It was love at first sight. Zanzibar is breathtakingly beautiful. I agree, it is sweaty humid. The sun scorches your skin before you know it! Everyone wants to take you to Prison island. Yet, Zanzibar is painfully … Read more

7 Bengali Cultural Traits Reinstated as I attended a Family Wedding! (Photo heavy Blog)

About this blog: This is a photo-blog on traditional Bengali wedding celebration. It illustrates wedding rituals, Bengali culture, what we eat, how we roll and captures moments that I found evocative! One of my cousin brothers got married less than a month back! By the virtue of now-fading-but-once-thriving great Indian joint families, we had spent … Read more

50+ Incredible Photos of Kolkata Durgapuja Pandals

About this blog: Kolkata Durgapuja is an enigmatic celebration of life and Bengali culture. Inclusive in nature, Durgapuja in Kolkata touches life at the most obscure points. From marginalized groups of child labor and sex workers from city’s oldest red light zone, to Rabindranath’s nuanced literature, Durgapuja transforms the city into a fairy tale land … Read more

Ganeshgudi Forest, a Safekeep for the Hornbills and Small Pleasures of Birding in Dandeli!

birding at dandeli

About this blog: Dandeli is one of the best places for birding in India. besides, it is in Dandeli where I learnt to appreciate the art of birding. While most of it revolved around camera shutters going down at an incredible speed, I learnt to appreciate the intriguing art of birding while post processing the … Read more

Traditional Masks of Nepal: Tracing back the Origin

nepalese masks

About this blog: The Nepalese masks intrigued me. There is something about them. The expressions are loud, the colors are bright, the beads are assembled in weird fashion. The message, if at all any, they want to convey is about scare and terror! The first time I spotted a Tibetan mask was at a flea … Read more

50+ Pictures of Nepal Beyond Everest (& We Can’t Deal!)

Hard rock cafe in Nepal

About this blog: 50 pictures from Nepal, her culture, vibrant spiritual spots, verdant nature and residents. This is an ode to Nepal beyond the granddad of every adventure seeker, the Mount Everest walking trail through a photoblog! Here is a complete series of travel blogs from Nepal! From the Heart of Chitwan… Pink hibiscus in … Read more