How I learnt the Warli art from strangers

“Madam, yeh ek choota sa gaon hai, aap yahan adjust nahi ho paaogi.  Aakhir Aap sheher se hain, said a person on the other end of the phone.”(Madam, this is a small village. You won’t be able to adjust here. You are from a city.) I smiled and said, do not worry, I like to […]

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Meet the girl who sold her house and is exploring her spiritual self in India

As a solo traveller, who sets off with no fixed plan, I am  often asked this question:  How do I manage to travel all by myself and end up having a good time? You know, when you are travelling alone, you are never really alone. You constantly meet new people and when you are all […]

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A walk into Mumbai’s 93-year-old Parsi Restaurant
Britannia and Co, one of Mumbai's oldest Parsi Restaurant

It was 1923. Britannia and Company, one of Mumbai’s oldest Parsi restaurant was established in the city then called Bombay. That same year, Boman Kohinoor, the 93-year-old man, who now runs the restaurant was born. A few days ago, CNN Traveller initiated a campaign  in  which the nonagenarian Boman expressed his desire to meet Prince […]

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Things I did for myself on World Health Day

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” -Thomas Jefferson April 7. It is  World Health Day!  On this day, I pledge to make health my priority.  Not […]

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Bursting stereotypes in a city already stereotyped : Varanasi

“In the city of chaos, there are pockets of saneness. They are right in front of you. You must know where to look for it”,  said my walking tour  guide Aayush Rathi , co-founder of Roobaroo walks in Varanasi. This was my fifth trip to Varanasi and in my head, I laughed at this statement. Here […]

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My fifth visit to Varanasi: On a mission to find meaning to the chaos

Why people prefer travelling to Varanasi Varanasi, the 3000 -old -city is one of the oldest city in the world. It is known to be the cultural and spiritual  hub of the India with its traditional music, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Indian astrology, poetry and stories. The ancient city has the ghats, the river Ganges, the mesmerising […]

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What if the Indian education system appreciated and acknowledged travel

I am a big fan of my country India. As an Indian, I do not know as much about my country as I should.  Not my fault entirely India is vast and diverse. I am on a mission. To explore every bit about India for a lifetime. However, this makes me ponder on the education […]

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When doors of Varanasi have a story waiting to be captured

Varanasi,the 3000-year-old ancient city of India has many stories waiting to be heard. The essence of the city can be best captured through it’s doorways and narrow bylanes. For the first time, I participated in a walking tour that helped me see a different side of the city. I was fascinated to experience what I saw. […]

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