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My Peek Into Padavedu

My Peek Into Padavedu

Was PADAVEDU just another village for me? My fascination for rural charms takes me to different villages in India. That being said, I love cities, too. To put it aptly, I’d say cities are my home and villages are ‘picnic’ for me. I love villages. […]

My Favourite Experiences In Odisha

My Favourite Experiences In Odisha

ODISHA is definitely an unsung gem of India. I’m glad that I made it there. When I started planning my trip to Odisha, I knew zilch about it. People usually mentioned the Puri beaches, Konark temples and the like. But, I was curious for more. […]

Pali – A Peaceful Jewel Of Rajasthan

Pali – A Peaceful Jewel Of Rajasthan

The first thing that I reminisce about Pali is the quality of peace it has. Of course, it’s rustic, colourful and interesting just like the rest of Rajasthan, but there’s definitely a scent of serenity in the air. Although there’s a lot to do and […]

9 Food & Brews To Try From A ‘Monpa’ Kitchen

9 Food & Brews To Try From A ‘Monpa’ Kitchen

It was my hostess Lei Choren’s kitchen, at Kalden Home Stay, that introduced some of the authentic Monpa dishes to me. At first, my hosts were a little wary of serving me their regular food, as they thought I might not like it. The aroma […]

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part Two)

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part Two)

Tallo (a chap from ‘Hong’ village) introduced the Apatani world to me. He also taught me a few Apatani pleasantries like ayo siido lo (how are you), aya pa ato (welcome) and paya aro pacho (thank you). He admitted (amusingly) to me that though he was […]

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part One)

The ‘Apatani’ World Of Ziro (Part One)

Ziro looks sublime. My first stop in Arunachal Pradesh! You can linger here for days with no thought of returning home. I’m happy that I got to explore it during the harvest time – it was great to see the rice fields in full flush […]

Travelling Solo In Arunachal Pradesh

Travelling Solo In Arunachal Pradesh

I’m so, so happy to have got back to my ‘solo travel’ with Arunachal Pradesh! Northeast India had always fascinated me for its culture, people and of course, its natural beauty. I had been thinking about beginning my tryst with the seven-sister states as soon […]

My Top 5 ‘Petra’ Experiences

My Top 5 ‘Petra’ Experiences

Petra has an obvious magic. For me, it’s the soul of Jordan. There is a certain enigma about it. The pink rocks, the caves, the history and the Bedouins make Petra a mysteriously beautiful city. The fact that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and […]