The Pushkar Mela in Photos

A photo essay on the Pushkar Mela with its camels, street artist, elaborately turbaned villagers, naga sadhus, colourful nomads & everything else in between.

Anandpur Sahib and a short history of the Sikhs

If Amritsar is Punjabs heart then Anandpur Sahib is its soul. Read about one of Sikhism’s holiest sites, the ancient warrior order of the Nihangs & the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum with its excellent documentation of Sikh history.

Life in a Naga Village

I was stuffed. I had just eaten a massive plate of the yummiest fried duck with rice, bamboo shoots, and yellow lentils, made local Lotha style. There was boiled squash along with the meal, but after 10 days of boiled squash, I was ready for a different vegetable. The duck was soft and mildly spiced,…

Our first taste of Nagaland

Our first few days in India’s far east were spent absorbing Kohima, getting into the Nagaland vibe and visiting the beautiful village of Khonoma. Read about it here.

The Ancient Buddhist Caves of Bhaja

Through our meandering journey across India one of the recurring themes we have come across are ancient rock cut Buddhist caves. These monuments, which date back (in some cases) thousands of years served as settlements where monks lived and worshiped and can be found strewn all across the country. From Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh to Udaygiri…

The Magical Valley that is Ziro

Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto hami ast”  – Amir-e-Khusru Dehluvi While Khusru was undoubtedly talking about Kashmir and perhaps rightfully so, the concept of paradise on earth can easily be attributed to many places in Arunachal. Nestled amongst imposing mountains and surrounded by deep green forests is the almost mythical Ziro…