Despite the heightened conversation around the need to do away with plaster-of-Paris idols for religious festivals, a lot of us continue to do so. The recently concluded Ganesh Utsav In Mumbai was no different, the city’s biggest celebration left a scathing mark on the beaches a day after the visarjan (immersion of idols).
Throughout my graduation years in Delhi, I had heard stories of Triund, Kheerganga and similar treks in the state of Himachal Pradesh. A few months ago, my friends and I decided to take the trek to Triund. I was aware of the terrain and knew that it wasn’t a tough trek which meant an easy start although I yearned for more adventure. Continue reading “The Triund Trek, Once A Hiker’s Delight Has Carelessness Strewn All Over”
“..An insult to every Indian” was how the then West Bengal Minister of Culture had described the novel “City of Joy” by Dominique Lapierre, when it was released in 1982. Continue reading “Slum Tourism And What It Means To India”
On July 9, 1969, India declared the Royal Bengal Tiger as its national animal. The majestic big cat has been the symbol of India since time immemorial.
Believed by many to be the guardians of the forest, the Royal Bengal Tiger has been in the news for unhappy reasons.
Maybe because it’s cheap – but I think it’s more because it’s happy, that we keep going back to Thailand.
Everyone smilingly welcomes you. Given half-a-chance, Indians will talk about their life’s deepest secrets to strangers but we tend to put on the grimmest expressions when we are travelling. Please try to put on a smile and bow, when in Thailand. This is important to them so let’s do it. Continue reading “An Authentic Thai Experience Is Truly Worth A Visit”