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...

Kuldhara near Jaisalmer: A medieval architectural wonder

The first sight of Kuldhara village, more a town actually, sends one imagination running to the time it may have been inhabited. Buddha Singh,...

Paliwal Brahmins of Kuldhara near Jaisalmer vanished into the night

This is one of the most bizarre stories of human migration one can hear. Drive 18 km west of Jaisalmer and you will come upon...

Mount Abu: 10 Reasons to Visit

Mount Abu is an oasis in every sense of the word. With its lush green forests, water bodies and all-year round cool weather, it...

Bikaner Camel Festival: Festivities in a Sand Bowl under Open Skies

For two days and nights in January every year, the little known village of Ladera becomes a magical place. Venue of the Bikaner Camel...

Sign in Bikaner: Body fitness does not begin at home

This sign for a body fitness centre was spotted by me in Bikaner. Looks like a gym started by someone at home. Seen on...

Shop Sign in Bikaner: Starry Spicy Savouries, and Digital Photos

To appreciate this shop sign in Bikaner in Rajasthan, you will need to be able to read Hindi. The translation just cannot do justice...

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...

Ten Reasons why Rajasthan is the place to holiday

A recent visit to Rajasthan had me become a fan of the state. It has zoomed to my second preferred travel destination – nothing...

Route Planner: Delhi to Bikaner in Rajasthan

If you plan to go from Delhi to Bikaner by road, you could follow the route I took. I have presented it in the...