The actor who has recently been named the ambassador of Swiss Tourism in India was taken aback by the serene beauty of the land. Switzerland is among the most responsible tourism destinations in the would and to the country’s new Indian brand ambassador, it is all about luxurious living. Continue reading “Here’s Why Ranveer Singh Just Cannot Stop Raving About Switzerland!”
Angom Ronald feels that travelling makes him humble. He has been travelling in Manipur, his home state and Meghalaya, on a bicycle, for the past three weeks. “I carry a tent and sleeping bag so I can sleep anywhere but sleeping in a very secluded area or jungles that I passed was a little scary. So I tend to look for places near people at night. I always ask if I can camp around the locality. If they don’t want me to then I move to other places. But will I say that I have been lucky or people are good everywhere, I was always invited to homes during most of my journey. I hardly got to pitch my tent. What I would like to say is I don’t want to rely on the people but I have to trust a complete stranger.”
He trusts them to guide him to a camping site, and at times, feed and shelter him.
Do you remember the smell of the soil before the first rain of the season? That favourite sweet-smelling flower that meant it was time to get the woollens out? The change in the slant of the sun-rays and how you shifted your place with it? The pickles that had to carried up to the terrace in the morning and then down at dusk? Do you remember dusk or dawn?
Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh has been the motherland of various art forms. Dance forms like Kathak and Mujra, classical Indian music and Urdu and Hindi poetry have beautifully laced the cultural image of the city. Yet amongst all, Lucknow stands out as the birthplace of the famous hand embroidery technique known as Chikankari, said to have been popularized by the Nawabs who commissioned karigars (artisans) for Chikan work on their silk headwears. Continue reading “The Talking Threads Of Lucknow – Chikankari”
The ongoing River Cauvery Water Dispute between the two Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu that is currently making the headlines, cannot be viewed as an isolated event. The country’s huge and growing population is putting a huge strain on our natural resources, including potable water. Continue reading “A Responsible Traveller Keeps An Eye Out On Water Usage, Even That We Cannot See!”
The conversation around accessibility has intensified in India since the Paralympians made the country proud at Rio this year. And rightfully so, for a considerable section of India’s population suffers from physical handicaps, and the lack of proper infrastructure makes it impossible for them to live a normal life.
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).