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”
Photographer Goutam Dey has travelled through West Bengal, India and captured what remains of an iconic legacy in various parts of this Eastern Indian state. Continue reading “Postcards From Bengal’s Regal Past In Dhanyakuria”
I went to Kashmir in June this year, for the second time. The first time, I went there along with my wife and this time I traveled solo. The experience I gathered altogether from both the trips is wondrous. But whenever I have been there, never felt like that I am touring in India. Maybe the reasons are situations of Kashmir over the few decades, ambience, people, culture and some other reasons can be there. Probably, I could not connect myself with the place, this can be another reason. However, the local people were so nice to me but sometimes the behavior of the Indian Army was disheartening. I discussed the same with my friends. According to them, I preoccupied with the thought that Hindus are a minority over there that can be the reason. Seriously, I could not come to any conclusion. It’s a fact, it is very difficult to travel solo like me in the entire region and as I have faced so many issues.
The West Bengal government has introduced three new toy trains to the Ghum-Darjeeling circuit to help draw people away from the crazy overcrowded celebrations of Durga Puja in Kolkata. The existing six trains will get additional coaches to accommodate more people as well. Continue reading “Indian Railways Holds Such Joy In Every Ride, Come Away With Us On A Special Train…”
Other than the fact that the walkers have to take a Delhi metro to participate, not much else is sacrosanct about a #DelhibyMetro Walk. Of course it’s not completely random. We do start with an objective and destination. We do a decent amount of research. We have a planned itinerary, till the walk begins! At which point, we tend to go where the road takes us… Continue reading “A Sunday Walk With Dilli Meri Jaan”
While pursuing his Master’s degree, Tajinder Chaudhry worked on a project on providing specialised tours to the Taj Mahal in India for the differently-abled. Continue reading “Looking For An Inclusive Holiday? Here Are Our Top Picks From India…”