Bikers on the jhula, 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  

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

Banqueting hall, Residency. Complex, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Experiencing Awadhi Grandeur In Lucknow

The bustling capital of Uttar Pradesh lures history lovers with its many Instaworthy spots Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Steeped in Nawabi culture, the city was touted as the ‘17th fastest growing city in India and 74th in the world’ in 2015. With roots supposedly going to the Ramayana era, Lucknow is where stories lie in every nook and corner. Legend goes that Lakshman had … Continue reading Experiencing Awadhi Grandeur In Lucknow

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

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