A Glimpse Of Love

“If you ever write about this, name it The Search For A Perfect Thangka,” says…

River Ganges at Rishikesh

A Banter In The Mountains

The crisp morning Himalayan air whips through my hair.  I look out at the first…

The Soul of Kashi

In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound”. It’s a twinge in…

A Rustic Akhara

In a bylane of Banaras, we went to witness the age-old tradition that is still kept…

Dev Diwali

Varanasi celebrates Dev Diwali – Diwali of the Gods, which takes place 15 days after the usual…

Postcards From Varanasi

Kashi, or Varanasi/Banaras as it is known today, is the oldest continually inhabited city in…

Cave Fit For A Sage: Vashishta Gufa

I anxiously look out from the passenger seat of the white Tata Indica cab as…

An Arduous 2-Day Train Journey In India

There is a sea of pilgrims at Jammu’s small railway station.  I am travelling with…