Corbett National Park attracts more than 2 lakh visitors each year, and the highlight of every conversation around it has always been the sighting of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Our partner writer explores the many more interesting facets of the park that you must not miss out on your next visit!
The Himalayas are a trekker’s delight and thousands flock to various trekking destinations each year. A handful never return. A first-hand account of why you should never take a visit to the mountains lightly. Continue reading “The Himalayas Let Me Return Alive, I Am Wiser For It”
Episodes about the Vijayanagara Empire in the television show Bharat Ek Khoj by Mr. Shyam Benegal (based on Jawaharlal Nehru’s Discovery Of India) – that I loved watching on Doordarshan during my growing up days – had developed a deep curiousity and fascination about the empire in me; and I had always yearned to visit the ruins of Hampi – capital of the 14th century Vijayanagara Empire. Imagine my joy when I visited Bangalore this year for a conference and realized that this was the perfect opportunity for me to make my childhood dream come true. Continue reading “Hampi: Story of A Ruined Citadel”
As an aid worker, the journey to a workstation can be perilous. Work is stressful and heart-wrenching. Amid all this, the ability to marvel at fellow human beings and celebrate the natural beauty of the most offbeat locations can be the best reward. Continue reading “A Page From A Humanitarian Response Officer’s Diary: The Nepal Earthquake 2015”
Not all who wander are considered lost; and sometimes a journey into the unknown can take us to interesting finds that make for a memory worth writing home about. My recent visit to Vietnam with a friend proved to be all the endorsement to that fact I needed. Continue reading “A Secret Café In Vietnam That Offers Tea, Coffee And Perspective”
As a development professional, I often get to visit places that an urban traveller wouldn’t generally consider for a holiday. One such instance was when I was required to visit the capital city of Chhattisgarh (a young state situated in the centre-east of India), Raipur, for some last-minute meetings at the Ministry. The one-and-a-half day visit was surely not enough to explore the growing city in its entirety but I did get a glimpse into the surprising blend of traditional and modern life. Continue reading “Raipur, Chhattisgarh: Land Of Gonds, Bhils And Surprises”
A sleepy dawn greeted us through the mist and haze as we embarked upon a three hours’ shikara (wooden Kashmiri boats) ride on the Dal Lake. There was a unique calm about this ride. The tranquil waters mirrored a sense of peace that I felt deep within me!
Continue reading “Secret To Kashmir’s Timeless Beauty”