International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Faces of Kyrgyzstan

The people of this Central Asian paradise nurture their traditions and keep the culture alive and vibrant with their unadulterated bond to their land. Meet Ruslan and his eagle Karabarchin, who make an adorable yet powerful team of eagle hunters. Have it, flaunt it - Akylbek flaunts Karakoz from atop a horse, who in turn… Continue reading Faces of Kyrgyzstan

Asia, International, Kyrgyzstan, Slice of Life

Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

The elements of earth, wind, water combine here with joy, kindness, and freedom. This land brought into my life the kind of happiness I had forgotten for a long time. Here are some snapshots to capture the essence of this place. A bend in the road with yaks dotting the slopes - this country epitomises… Continue reading Postcards from Kyrgyzstan

Asia, International, Kyrgyzstan

A Love Letter to Kyrgyzstan

Hi there, This letter has been long due to you, isn’t it?  For me, you epitomised the elements of nature – I came face-to-face with your concept of open spaces, open minds, and open hearts. I remember landing at Bishkek airport and taking in the landscapes below from the aircraft in awe; you were a… Continue reading A Love Letter to Kyrgyzstan

Asia, International, Kyrgyzstan

The Munushkors of Issyk-Köl

Standing on a semi-dusty lane, outside the gates, in a circle, we listen to Ruslan as he invites us to his country, his home, and how happy he is to have us here.  This is one theme you always come across in Kyrgyzstan – the love for the country first and everything else follows smoothly. … Continue reading The Munushkors of Issyk-Köl

Asia, Bhutan, International

The Call Of The Druk Yul: Bhutan

The Land Of The Thundering Dragon (Druk Yul) that is what Bhutan calls itself, and it is anything but that.  The name is derived from the strong gales that howl throughout this mountainous region, and yet in a dichotomy to its name, it is one of the calmest, serene, and most peaceful places I have… Continue reading The Call Of The Druk Yul: Bhutan

One of the concave ribs washed up in lights.
Asia, International, Singapore

Of Waves, Winding Roads and Bells

“I didn’t quite like the place, there is something so artificial about it all”, I quipped on my very second day at Singapore.  In the moment that I forgot about my staunch travel manifesto – do not criticise any place, instead experience it all – I also managed to upset a few people.  Even though… Continue reading Of Waves, Winding Roads and Bells

Asia, International, Singapore, Slice of Life

Singapore Through My Lens