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

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

large sushi rolls, embassy of Japan, Delhi, India

An Evening with Japanese Food @Embassy of Japan, Delhi

The healthiest nation in the world, the average age in Japan is 84 years. And this health is credited to Washoku or Japanese cuisine. In 2013, the cuisine became part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Japanese cuisine is in sync wih fresh food, seasons and freshness. It respects the energy that comes from the source of food. Promoting Japanese … Continue reading An Evening with Japanese Food @Embassy of Japan, Delhi

Meditating on the ghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Soul Searching In Rishikesh  

Among the more famous pilgrim towns in India, it is also known as the yoga capital of the world. Every March, it comes alive with sessions and workshops by eminent yoga practitioners and other healers. Words: Ambica Gulati My tryst with Rishikesh started in 1999. It was my first visit to an ashram. I had started to work with a magazine called Life Positive and I … Continue reading Soul Searching In Rishikesh  

When Kalinka Came To India

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Moscow-based children’s folk dance group travelled to 50 countries and the last performance of the year is in Moscow. Excerpts from a candid chat with artistic director and choreographer Natalya Levitskaya-Filippova: Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Back to 1968, what inspired your father Alexander Filippova to start the school? How did the name Kalinka come about? My father was a classical … Continue reading When Kalinka Came To India

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