How the Army promotes rural entrepreneurship in Ladakh

If you thought the Army’s job was only to defend the country’s borders, think again. They have also been entrusted with the responsibility of...

Pang in Ladakh: World’s Highest Army Transit Camp to the rescue

Everything in Ladakh is a world record. At least when it comes to altitudes. And the Army does not want to be left behind...

Review: Whispering Willows Hotel at Shey, Leh, Ladakh

When my travel consultant booked me at Hotel Whispering Willows for my stay in Leh (located in Ladakh in the Indian Himalayan state of...

Delhi to Ladakh and back – in a Nano!!

Driving to Ladakh in any kind of a vehicle (especially when the roads still have snow / black ice on them) can be a...

Kunzum Travel List #22: Jodhpur – Food, bazaars, history, it all...

You go to Jodhpur to savour the famed mirchi vada. It does not get better than this. And, in between mouthfuls, treat yourself to...

Kunzum Travel List #04: Sangla: The Gods may have lived here...

Pluck a red, crispy apple from the orchards. Walk down and ruminate while you eat it by the Baspa river. Listen to the musical...

Tabo, the village of cavemen and Lamas

Once upon a time, there was a small Himalayan village located 3,050 metres above sea level. In the Lahaul-Spiti valley, mostly a cold desert...

Hello Ladies…of Arunachal Pradesh!

“I want to marry you,” calls out Anne. “Er, I’m already married,” I reply. “So?,” she asks with a shrug of her slim shoulders. “What’s the...

Bera, Rajasthan: Welcome to Leopard Country – It is Wild and...

Believe it or not: There is a village in Rajasthan called Bera where leopards roam free. Along it flows the river Jawai, with the...

Delhi 101: #29 The Katras of Chandni Chowk – Dress up...

What is it with women and their wedding outfits? Wonder if scientists will ever isolate the gene that makes wannabe brides treat it like...