High on Bhang in Rajasthan, without being a nuisance

When in Jaisalmer, do pay a visit to Doctor Bhang. Everyone knows where to find his ‘clinic.’ For a different kind of a high. Prepared...

Kunzum Travel List #25: Mount Abu – A quiet oasis in...

Mount Abu in Rajasthan may not qualify as a cool hill station for those used to the imposing Himalayas or the diverse Western Ghats,...

Pushkar Camel Fair: When acrobats could get sterilised

Events like the Pushkar Camel Fair are also a time to display special skills – with some bravado thrown in. Take the acrobats and...

Lakshmi, the leopard cub, in good hands

I had written about a rescued female leopard cub, Lakshmi, in the forests of Ranthambhore in Rajasthan in India here as well as posted...

Setting Sun at the Sam Dunes near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

This image was taken at the Sam (pronounced some) Dunes near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. See the complete collection on Flickr. Sam is located about 45...

Kunzum Travel List #21: Jaisalmer – The city in the fort,...

This is a city that has always lived in a fort - and continues to do so even today. The fort may be the...

Shopping in Bikaner’s bazaars, at night

Someone needs to send Wee Willie Winkie to put the people of Bikaner at bed on time. They simply don’t want to call it...

Photo of the day: Two Camels and Boy in Setting Sun,...

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Test drive a Ferrari on the road to Bikaner

If you are in India, and miss those highways where you can rev up those fancy cars of yours, head out to Bikaner. It is...

Shop Signs: Brotherly Love in Retail Business

While in Bikaner, I noticed something peculiar: many shops had  signs stating the shop belongs to brothers. Sometimes two, sometimes three and sometimes no...