Pictures : Celebrating the colourful festival of Holi

Dear friends, Happy Holi! This year, I’ll share few more pictures from Braj Holi, the most colourful version of Holi, that is celebrated in a group of small villages around Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. For those who have no idea about this festival can read everything about it in the story I did for Hindustan Times. You can read it here : http://www.khagta.com/travelogue/cover-story-the-braj-holi-legend-in-real-life/ Hope you like them. Cheers!  Read more

A spritual evening at Srinagar, Kashmir

Agar firdaus bar rue zamin ast hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast! (“If there be paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!”) – Emperor Jahangir I remember quoting Emperor Jahangir in my tweet last month when I was in Srinagar. The quote, I first came across in an advertisement of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism. I still remember it. It had a shot of Shikaras flowing in slow motion at the famous Dal Lake and aRead more

Braj Holi – The festival of colors

This year again the small villages of Braj Region are getting ready for the big day. Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India. Though it is celebrated all over the world but here in the small village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, the story is a little different. Local people perform a ritual of Braj Holi know as Samaaj where people of Nand Gaon ( Village of Lord Krishna ) and BarsaanaRead more