Journeys

BhubaneshwarOdishaOrissaPuri

Times Passion Trails – Fifteen favourite experiences in Odisha

There is something special  about curated travel trails. They literally bring a bus load of people from different walks of ...
Kumbh MelaNaga SadhusPrayagrajUttar Pradesh

The Sadhus and Naga Sadhus of Prayag Kumbh – A ...

There are Sadhus and Sadhus and then there are the Naga Sadhus. They are quirky, dramatic, volatile, intimidating and are ...
Kumbh MelaPrayagraj

My tryst with spirituality in the Prayag Kumbh 2019

I was one of the many crores (millions) of people who headed to the Prayag Kumbh 2019 – which was ...
Andhra PradeshAraku ValleyIndiaVizag

Soaring High at Araku Hot Air Balloon Festival

I wake up to a white world in Araku Valley. It is not snowing but the curtain of fog has ...
Oman

Tales of djinns and black magic from Bahla Fort Oman

My trip to Oman starts with a ghost story and a haunted fort.  It is a hot afternoon and I ...
CroatiaDubrovnik

Dubrovnik Old Town – where fantasy lands really exist

The rain clouds gather all of a sudden, wrapping the sun in their fold. The sky turns grey but the ...