Category Archives: History

Gandhi and Sabarmati Ashram

Sabarmati Ashram is a pilgrimage. No visit to Ahmedabad can be complete without spending at least a few hours in the Ashram. When I lived in Ahmedabad, way back in the 90s, very often I would find myself at this … Continue reading

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Chasing the monsoons in Rajasthan

Rajasthan in August? You must be mad, exclaimed my friend and favorite travelling companion.“Rajasthan is a desert. Don’t you know your geography? A desert gets practically no rain and here you are contemplating a trip in mid-August? Well, plan and … Continue reading

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Nathdwara, Lord Krishna and Picchwais

A Themed Week on Instagram featuring posts on Lord Krishna brought me face to face with a treasure I knew I possessed, to which sight I woke up every morning but somehow I never connected the dots. I am talking … Continue reading

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2014 in travel – my year that was

How does one even begin to write about dreams that come true? What does one feel when dreams come true? Satisfaction, happiness, bliss, gratitude, disbelief, alive? 2014 brought life to many a dream destination. Iceland and the Northern Lights: Iceland … Continue reading

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Reykjavik – an experience

Reykjavik, which so far had only been a name heard in Hardy Boys novels or the geography book! Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital. A town on the coast,a population of about 2.30,000. Shaped by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. At latitude 64 … Continue reading

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A walk through Lodi Gardens – a photo essay

The daughter was busy at a Christmas carnival in school. The husband was away on tour. I found myself with a few hours to spare. Rather than snuggle under a cosy blanket with a book and a steaming cuppa (very … Continue reading

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The Dargah, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya

I finally found myself at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin. Having lived in Nizamuddin for a number of years I had managed to visit the dargah only once. Moving from Delhi to the NCR and having subscribed to many a … Continue reading

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