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Baleni about 3730 metres above sea level, in Kangra district Dharmashala amidst the deep mountain lies the beautiful and peaceful abode for trekkers/travellers. The valleys and the hills, the trees and flowers that pass on the cool breeze, the grazing of the goat and the shepherd beside them, sound of

‘Kanchipuram’ is known for its finest silk sarees all over the world. The main highlight of the saree is that they are hand-woven by skilled craftsmen using age old technology with fine precision and care. I am really thankful to the people of Kanchipuram for explaining the entire process of

What is the quality that makes children so appealing and welcoming? Is it their physical beauty or their openness to loving and being loved? Their cheerfulness, playfulness or their innate humor? Beyond these things, children are beautiful because they possess something that we have all lost – the quality of

‘Chikan’ is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery. Believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir, it is one of Lucknow’s best known textile decoration styles. The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as

‘Varanasi’ or ‘Banaras’ or ‘Kashi’, the spiritual heart of India and the oldest living city of the world. It dates back to 2000 BCE. Also considered the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism, devout Hindus believe that if you die here, you will attain salvation. This is the

India is known all over the world for it’s rich flora and fauna. It is one of the best places in the world for enthusiastic bird watchers. From the mighty Himalayas to the serene backwaters of Kerela, and from Gujarat in the west to the tip of Northeast India, a

A mesmerizing rail journey from Kolhapur to Mt. Abu, Rajasthan with my family, where I saw and experienced possibly the most beautiful, colorful and serene side of India. Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km

In Thunder, Lightning and Rain depicts the endurance of three women against their ostracisation in the society. The three women- a footballer, a fisher and a cremator-tell their sagas of woes and weal, resistance and endurance in the film. These three contemporary Shakespearian witches are etched against the carnivalesque urban