Wadi Rum, Jordan: Sands of Time

I squint my eyes, blink and then once more readjust the focal to the dry arid surrounds. This is where the legendary Wadi Rum, the Jordanian valley of the moon, starts. After travelling good distance from the Dead Sea area in a comfortable van, we have made this stop to change vehicles. Only a 4×4 can match what the ship of the desert has been managing in the past many a centuries. I look around, the place is a fuel station. For the first time, I see so many men dressed in traditional Bedouin attire. Of women there really is no sign…


Pushkar, Rajasthan: Confines of the Creator

Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. This adage couldn’t have fit anywhere better than in the case of Lord Brahma himself. For it was the wrath of his wife that ensured that the creator of the world...

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Te Aroha, Uttarakhand: Treasure Trove in the Hills

  There is something very cheerful about the colour yellow. Mustard fields, sunflowers, brilliant sunshine and gold – the very thought evokes a riot of imagery about the colour. So imagine a yellow...


Maihar, Madhya Pradesh: Creative Pitstop

“And I wondered, with mounting anxiety, What am I supposed to do here? What am I supposed to think?”  ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel I shifted my attention from the lush green and yellow...


Beginner’s Luck

“Pick a number between 0 and 36,” she said, turning to me abruptly, breaking into my reverie.  Aboard the gaming paradise, Deltin Royale, off the Goan shores in River Mandovi, I had just about joined...

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