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With India As My Teacher…

India. The vibrant, rainbow jewel of the east. When the word India alights my tongue I can hear the language. I can see the sun. I can feel the adrenaline. Together, in my eyes, it is beauty. A thrill of exhilaration, eclipsed by a crescendo of flower petals, falling toRead More

Jaisalmer – The Dream of a Desert

As the train pulled into Jaisalmer station in the hour before dawn, the platform was already showing the tell-tale signs to the start of a new day. People were already abuzz inside the station going about their everyday business and yet somehow, Jaisalmer seemed to lack the frenetic energy andRead More

Delhi’s Dilli Haat – A Gem In The Artisan’s Crown

Delhi. The buzzing, vibrant capital city in India’s North. A metropolis of the modern on one side and the epitome of old on the other. While the number of travellers that grace India during the year are in the millions, many, be it because of business, time, or otherwise, neverRead More

JODHPUR – Zipping by The Blue City

My harness digs into my ribs as the wind whistles like a crazed teapot, about to simmer over. We’re all standing at the top of a creaking wooden launch pad on the edge of an ancient wonder, inside the embrace of Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most majestic works ofRead More

India’s Jaipur – The Pink City & Pyaaz Ki Kachori

The dusty air of the city around me constricted my lungs, as I stepped outside the confines of our railway retiring room to be consumed almost whole, by the masses of people coming and going, congregating, ebbing and rising like the endless flow of the ocean’s tides. This was myRead More

Humayun’s Tomb: Paradise Lost and Found

It was dawn in New Delhi, but already the traffic was entangled, a coil of cars, buses, trucks, tuk-tuks, rickshaws and cows, a crescendo of beeping horns and swerving tires, all illuminated by the blood red sun burning through the indomitable smog. It was India, Day 2. We were standingRead More

Symphony No.1 – OLD DELHI

The first timer visiting India and New Delhi in particular, might be tempted to mistake the cacophony of noise, bustle and frenetic movement as the epitome of chaos, and disorganisation, but, I would challenge them to look a little deeper, for if they do, they will see something way moreRead More