hussainsagar lake

A bohemian travel guide to the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad, India

I convinced myself that a bohemian travel guide to the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad is needed, as this cosmopolitan city that is widely known as the ‘City of Pearls’ is more than just another place to be ticked off a traveller’s bucket list! ‘Golconda, Biryani and Charminar- ticked. Okay, I am done with …

Indian School of Hospitality

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) , Gurugram – A bench mark in hospitality education, tourism and culinary arts

Indian School of Hospitality(ISH) in Gurugram, India, is setting trends in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts education apart from the tourism sector, with its comprehensive curriculum and practical training methods. Here is an inside glimpse of the campus through my lens and words. Disclaimer: This is neither a sponsored post nor a press-release. …

self guided vegetarian tour of Chandni Chowk

A self-guided vegetarian food tour of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi

A self-guided vegetarian food tour of Chandni Chowk with family, on a Sunday, threw many surprises our way. The 400- year-old Chandni Chowk stretch was a rhapsody of vintage frames, divine flavours, mazy lanes, bygones dotted with bloodshed, ornate doors and a cauldron of varied beliefs and faiths. Come with me as I discover the …

Trigarth Kangra Valley Festival

Trigart Kangra Valley Festival- An ode to the richness of Himachal Pradesh

‘Trigart Kangra Valley Festival’ read the invite, and I was a bit puzzled. I pondered over the connection between Kangra valley where the event was happening and the word Trigarth(Trigart) until a simple google search threw me off-guard. The search result made me realize how little I as an Indian knew about this ancient land of …

Finding Street Art in Hyderabad

A photo guide to finding Street Art in Secunderabad and Hyderabad, Telangana – India

“O wow, when and where did you find this street art in Hyderabad? In all these years, I have never seen this Superwoman”, wondered my friend after I posted the below street art on my Instagram feed. I chuckled a bit and told her it was right in front of the two-wheeler parking slot of the …

Ayutthaya Buddha

Ayutthaya Temples and Ruins : 10 Photos to help you plan a trip to this UNESCO Site

Ayutthaya Temples and Ruins – UNESCO Site A couple of years back when Lucknow was our home for a short period,  we frequented Ayodhya – the Hindu pilgrimage town on the banks of the revered  Sarayu, a river that flows through the central verdant plains of Uttar Pradesh in India. Ayodhya, one of the ancient …

Kathakali – The colourful classical dance form of Kerala that requires a revival

The name ‘Kathakali’ usually unfolds imagery of vibrancy, opulence, flamboyant costume and expressive dance. But for me, it had always rekindled old memories of my school days when in one of the projects, we had to stick a chart on Classical Dance forms of India and I was captivated by the very colourful mask and …

Boat ride

Backwaters of Kerala – An Indulgence with Responsible Tourism

The month of October always brings back fond memories of my trip to the backwaters of Kerala. It has been seven long years since we undertook our family trip to Cochin and this wonderful vacation remains as the most cherished sojourn till date. I love Cochin and is one place apart from Dalhousie, where I …