Wah Taj!

Wah Taj!

Nearly 400 years ago, a man fell in love with a woman. And when she passed away, he decided to…

Winged Wonders of Bharatpur

Winged Wonders of Bharatpur

Nearly 300 years ago, the ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur constructed a bund to channelise waters from Banganga…

Beauties from the Western Ghats

Beauties from the Western Ghats

The Western Ghats of India, are a nature lover’s paradise. Thousands of species of flora and fauna thrive here, some…

Dances in the mountains

Dances in the mountains

“Julley ji! Aaj aap bahut achhe time pe aaye. Aaj hamara bahut achcha festival hai.” With his bright smile, Tashi…

Of Hoops and Flames

Of Hoops and Flames

In the middle of the night, a train is blaring its horns, announcing its arrival at a wayside station. A…

Ghost Cat Diaries

Ghost Cat Diaries

Continued from…. They say well prepared is half done. And prepare we did for this trip. After all, we were…

The Terai Trains

The Terai Trains

“Almost every other week, one of the station staff sees a tiger around here. Occasionally, a leopard. Elephants, well in…

Tale of Two Kingdoms – Redux

Tale of Two Kingdoms – Redux

The fabled land of Rajasthan was actually a collection of princely states. Chief among them were the states of Mewar…