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 city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

February, 2009 Jodhpur, Rajasthan Five year ago, when I was supposed to pack my bag with books and notebooks to leave for my 8:40am lecture of Political Science in my college, I was dodging the thick fog on Chandigarh-Delhi Highway to reach Rajasthan. I had to meet my friend and switch cars at Kurukshtra. After driving for a day, and stopping at numerous tea shops to chat with local people, we reached Jodhpur. For the foodies might already know this but evenRead more

Rural Central India for two months

I am back to the hills after spending almost two months in central Indian villages with WASH United. The following paragraphs will have a brief info about the yatra and a summary of what is was about. You can always visit the main website for detailed information. Why Central India ? I have always loved traveling in rural areas, but time the this idea was not mine. While I was about to leave for Amritsar to live on their deliciousRead more

Dinner with Lizards at Pushkar

Holy town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, is a place where Lord Brahma once performed penance, where thousands of Hindu Pilgrims descend to the lake every year to bathe at 52 different Ghats of the Pushkar Lake and where photographers from around the world outnumber the pilgrims each year during the annual camel fair. Some call it the magical town where the monsoons cover the town with clouds while you lie down on a cozy chair of one of the roof topRead more