Kathmandu’s Bahals

This walking tour with a trained engineer and energy planner, who is a friend of Sita in Kathmandu, is a journey back in time. Your guide for this walk credits

Into the Blue – Scuba dive at Havelock

It was a crisp morning as I made my way to Dive India, the diving school where I had blocked a slot to go for a fun dive. With its

Stay at Punjabiyat, Gurdaspur

Located at about an hour’s drive from Amritsar and enroute to Dharamshala, Punjabiyat was a very relaxing end to my trip, where I discovered the exciting possibility of connecting the

The Tasting Home, New Delhi

I visited this family last week and had great fun talking to three generations of women who are widely travelled, well read and have been involved in all kinds of

Night Walk Chandni Chowk

Old Delhi is a happy mix of commerce, heritage, layers of history and built heritage from across the centuries – Mughal, British and contemporary; fantastic street food; lovely people of

Hola Mohalla

The Sikh festival of Hola Mohalla is celebrated in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab the day after Holi, the festival of colours. Hola Mohalla was started by the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind

I am an Animist

Bon-choe, the Bhutanese name for Animism predates Buddhism. In simple terms Animism means worship of nature. However, Bon-choe draws some negative undertones whenever mentioned since the extreme primitive practice involved

On a Tattoo Trail in Nagaland

Here is tattoo artist Mo Naga’s quest to understand the traditional Naga tattoo and ink its revival. It started in 2004, in my first year of college at the National

Shopping in Kathmandu

Someone rightly said “If shopping doesn’t make you happy, then you are in the wrong shop”… Get ready to be immersed because you will be wandering about shop to shop