Faces of Rajasthan – Year 2009

Although natives of the Indian state of Rajasthan are rapidly adopting modern culture, there are still a lot of them who prefer to live in the traditional way, specially in the rural areas. To experience the rich culture, you will have to leave the luxury of your hotel rooms in urban cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. and travel deep into the distant villages to see beautiful people wearing bright colourful dresses. Men wearing dhoti, kurta or puckered trousers with aRead more

The mighty Maha Kumbh mela at Allahabad

Three years back, I experienced my first Kumbh Mela on the banks of river Ganga at Haridwar, where I spent most of my time with the Naga Sadhu’s of Juna Akhara. It was fun. My friend also got chased by one of the Naga Sadhu when he tried to take his portrait secretly. Now after three years, I made sure to visit the largest human gathering in the world. The Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad. Unlike the regular Kumbh, MahaRead more

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