7 Places in India to Write Your Next Book

Every author works best in a setting of his or her choosing. Stephen King may prefer a windowless basement where he can transport himself...

Endless Desert and Wild Ass Country | The Little Rann of...

What do you do when you see miles of unbroken surface of dark silt, all bare and without a sign of life? You will...

Travel Dharamsala, Kangra & Mcleodganj: May 27-30, 2016

The Dalai Lama did not choose Dharamsala as his home without reason. The region uplifts the body and the soul, no matter how often...

The Fire Dancers at the Bikaner Festival 2009

I was lucky to have been in Bikaner to witness their annual camel festival held from January 10-12 this year. One of the most...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 29: Celebrating the Nyokum Yullo festival with...

Along with the Hill Miris and Apatanis, the Nyishis are one of the main tribes of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. And...

Delhi 101: #30 Hire a wedding band and a mare –...

If you are married, or have no plans to tie the knot in a hurry, what use can a wedding band be to you? This...

The Ibex Hunters engraved on a rock in Biamah in Ladakh

Can you imagine someone engraving images of hunters and the hunted on a massive piece of rock with no similar artistry for miles around?...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 52: A walk in the tulip gardens...

Want to see tulips? Here are two possible options: 1. Keukenhof Flower Gardens near Amsterdam in Holland: Over 7 million bulbs planted, best viewed for...

The BaralachLa Pass at 16,500 feet between Jispa and Sarchu

The first very high pass I crossed on the way to Ladakh was the BaralachLa (La actually means Pass). At 16,500 feet I had...

Photo of the day: Tree Roots on Wall with Ganesha Statue...

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