India

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 ...
JaipurJaipurRajasthan

Painting Jaipur Red and Pink with a dash of gold

Two old women clad in bright red are sitting with their backs facing me , having an animated conversation over ...
DalhousieHimachal PradeshHimalayas

Switzerland in the Himalayas – Khajjiyar near Dalhousie

The landscape dramatically changes the moment we cross from Punjab to Himachal Pradesh as I am on the road to ...