Aarti at Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan

Home to the blue god, Krishna, and his spiritual consort, Radha, Vrindavan is where you can see the many shades of life.  Words & photos: Ambica Gulati A year round destination, Vrindavan is probably a search for the love that Krishna and Radha stand for. But for me, it was just a weekend to unwind with a spa, facial, vegetarian cuisine, and generally forget the world, for … Continue reading Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan

Gourmet Getaway, Sundowner, Nand Mahal Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

Forts, palaces, jewellery, the pink city is among India’s most popular destinations. And adding some zing with food is Dushyant Singh, a young restaurateur and founder of Gourmet Getaway festival Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Rustic is a cosy, smart, casual eating place, offering many Indian delights and some innovative platters. The large coffee menu is impressive. With Jaipur being a hub for foreign and … Continue reading Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

Kalash @T1, Delhi airport, Diwali celebration installation

Bedazzled By Diwali Lights At Delhi’s Swanky Airport

With each passing year, Diwali celebrations ring in more joy and more light. And the passengers enjoy the festival of lights at the modern airport too. Mesmerizing forms and artistic installations add a lot of cheer to the glass and concrete building. Slow down to see the highway arch. The dazzling geometric lights with diyas are a blend of the modern and the traditional lights. … Continue reading Bedazzled By Diwali Lights At Delhi’s Swanky Airport

Ramola Bachchan, entrepreneur, India

Ramola Bachchan On Entrepreneurship

Exhibitions are a good way to know a country and carry back some souvenirs. With the festive season picking pace pan-India, entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan curated the 5th edition of home decor and lifestyle exhibition, HouseFull.  In a candid chat, she reveals why she keeps organising exhibitions: You have become synonymous with some luxury properties such as Runaway Project and HouseFull. What got you into organising exhibitions? … Continue reading Ramola Bachchan On Entrepreneurship

Tribal couple, Gada Kalewa, Mahunt Ghasidas Museum, Raipur, India

Chhattisgarh Beyond Bastar

Dotted with water bodies and swamped in greenery, the 18-year-old state hosted the annual classical dance and music extravaganza—Chakradhar Samaroh—in the little town of Raigarh. The virgin green trails and slow pace added to the charm. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Ducks waddled, white lotus swayed in the pond, children did some muscle movement on the swings, women bathed and prayers rang in the air—the … Continue reading Chhattisgarh Beyond Bastar

Mishti Doi, Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi, India

United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

A rare treat for Delhiites, flavours from a long-gone era, when Bangladesh was a part of India, were on the platter by award-winning Chef Madhumita Mohanta The only thing that I knew about Bengali cuisine was machher jhol and rosgulla, until this fest. Popularly known as the ‘kitchen queen of India’, the Chef’s speciality is Bengali cuisine. Chef Madhumita Mohanta is the Executive Chef at … Continue reading United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

People of Shahpura carry the idols of Isar Maharaj and Gangaur Mata, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Festivals of India: Gangaur Celebrated At Shahpura, Rajasthan

Among the more celebrated festivals of Rajasthan, Gangaur felicitates marital bliss, harvest and spring What is it that sets Rajasthan apart from all the other ethereal places in world? The festivals which are colourful and diverse! Among these is GANGAUR which embodies the spirit of diversity. As the bright skies ushered in the festive season, the remote town of Shahpura (65km from the capital Jaipur), … Continue reading Festivals of India: Gangaur Celebrated At Shahpura, Rajasthan

Spread the colour, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Capturing The Colours Of Holi With ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Dual Cam

They sat in a circle, enjoying the spring sun, surrounded by green fields, tall trees and a happy breeze. No siesta from the hard work as Holi is the time for community bonding and enjoying the colours on earth. Young, old, middle-aged, women and children of Uttarkhand danced and played the traditional dholak. While the urban dweller might not associate with some of the songs … Continue reading Capturing The Colours Of Holi With ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Dual Cam

Raghu Dixit performed at Rongali 2018, Guwahati, Assam, India

Rongali, Assam: Bonding Over Music And Food

Giving a boost to entrepreneurs and taking youth back to the roots, bridges were built at Rongali 2018   Words, photographs : Ambica Gulati Even as shouts of excitement grew louder around the stage, I kept clicking pictures of the crabs being cooked on bamboo sticks. While Raghu Dixit was driving the crowd wild, I was busy trying to the find the price of these … Continue reading Rongali, Assam: Bonding Over Music And Food

When I got a ride in Goa’s first Vintage Bike and Car rally

Yes, it was chugs and throttles and lots of beer along with waves and bright flowery clothes. Words and photographs: Ambica Gulati Casinos in the water and vintage cars on the road. It was a dream come true, as the wind ruffled through my hair. I was in a little white fiat that has survived and thrived under the hands of Saby D’Souza. He has … Continue reading When I got a ride in Goa’s first Vintage Bike and Car rally