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

Camel cart ride, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Prayers Amid Camels & Roses

The little town of Pushkar, with its annual camel fair and the only Brahma temple in the world, is laced with folklore and mythology BY AMBICA GULATI ON OCTOBER 11, 2018 Sand dunes stretch into the infinite sky as the sun lowers into the Aravalli ranges. The camel cart sways through the narrow alleys. The decked up camel, colourful cart with its little tinkling bells, … Continue reading Prayers Amid Camels & Roses

Wine and dine at Artusi, Delhi, Italian restaurant, India

Some Italian Chatter @Artusi Ristorante e Bar, Delhi

Decoding the dishes from the nation known for UNESCO World Heritage sites, we found some delicacies from Emilia Romagna. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Do you know Emilia Romagna? Neither do we. But we know Italy. We know Italians eat pasta with a lot of white sauce and we have seen Julia Roberts gorging on pizzas in Eat, Pray, Love. All these were reasons enough … Continue reading Some Italian Chatter @Artusi Ristorante e Bar, Delhi

Chameleon, Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Recreating The Natural Balance: Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

Ever thought of learning how to blend modernity with nature? Find it at this eco-friendly resort in the famous Corbett Tiger Reserve. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati  “My father believes that if you take care of nature, it will take care of you,” smiles 23-year-old Ayu Tripathi who helps her father, Kamal Tripathi, run the resort. With roots embedded in the region, the Tripathis believe … Continue reading Recreating The Natural Balance: Aahana—The Corbett Wilderness, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

Walkway, Vaishno Devi, Picture courtesy: Shrine Board official website

Taxi To Vaishno Devi

While there are overnight trains to the famous devi temple, we decided to drive from Delhi to Vaishno Devi. And so began the adventure. It was a long weekend. And our plan was to ease off. But who wants to ease off in the old style—we decided to ease off with a visit which would please the body, mind and spirit. A soulful journey is … Continue reading Taxi To Vaishno Devi

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

10 Things You Can’t Miss In Singapore

Singapore is all about food, culture and fun, and gallons of it. Even if you spend several weeks in Singapore, you’ll find that there’s still more to enjoy in this vibrant, bustling city. NEHA SINGH shares the 10 attractions that you can’t miss: St John’s Island Get on a bum boat and head straight to St John’s Island from Marina South Pier. St John’s Island … Continue reading 10 Things You Can’t Miss In Singapore

Certificate of participation in Tiger Census 2018, Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India

Expert Speak: Jungle On Foot—6 days of Tiger Census 2018

Mahua Bose recounts her thrilling adventure of walking in the forest’s core area to find evidence of some magnificent species. On a winter afternoon, my better half received a message on social media—‘Tiger Census 2018’ in Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. This was an ‘All India Tiger Estimation 2018’ from February 5-10. I listened casually, until he said, “We can participate in this.” And waves … Continue reading Expert Speak: Jungle On Foot—6 days of Tiger Census 2018