Journal

Camera calling by Priyanka Sharma

Camera calling by Priyanka Sharma

( Priyanka Sharma, a student journalist who wrote this article about me for her college magazine. Thanks Priyanka) The beauty of her mysterious mountains and the tranquility of life in Shimla, had been captured with

Kashmir Valley for Destinasian

Kashmir Valley for Destinasian

( Originally appeared in the October/November 2011 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“The Last Valley”) ) Long marred by separatist violence, the Kashmir Valley is finally enjoying a relative peace, with tourist numbers higher than

Dinner with Lizards at Pushkar

Dinner with Lizards at Pushkar

Holy town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, is a place where Lord Brahma once performed penance, where thousands of Hindu Pilgrims descend to the lake every year to bathe at 52 different Ghats of the Pushkar Lake

A spritual evening at Srinagar, Kashmir

A spritual evening at Srinagar, Kashmir

Agar firdaus bar rue zamin ast hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast! (“If there be paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!”) – Emperor Jahangir I remember quoting Emperor Jahangir

Braj Holi – The festival of colors

Braj Holi – The festival of colors

This year again the small villages of Braj Region are getting ready for the big day. Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India. Though it is