What happens when 50 strangers from various cities gather to travel to a place unexplored? Fun, discovery and friendship build along with stories to be shared for years. A random tag on Facebook made me register for an online contest; always skeptical about winning these contests, I wrote the answers and within 10 days, I received an email after which I was packing my bags for a three day trip to Barmer in Rajasthan. [Read more…] about Barmer: The Underrated World of Heritage & Art
The House of Mirrors is a place of illusions; the one that skews your image and you see yourself in ways that are far away from reality. Stout face, enlarged body, stick thin figure and midget short height is many of the illusions that you see in the mirror and laugh at yourself finishing the laughing riot in front of a simple mirror to get an overview of how you really are. You walk out of the enclosed room, back into the real world and you haven’t stopped laughing since on others for whom large bodies, skinny figures are in fact, the reality that they deal with every day. No mirrors yet distorted reflections of how you perceive them. [Read more…] about Dear Friends & Strangers, STOP Fat Shaming
The hill range covered in lush greens, alluring beauty of the lakes, palaces that tell history, and streets that impose culture, art and beauty all around is found in the romantic city Udaipur, situated in Rajasthan. Renowned as one of the most romantic places in the world, The City of Lakes Udaipur is about festivities, old palaces and havelis, grand celebrations, shopping, elegance and memories soaked in unparalleled beauty.
When in Udaipur, go beyond the touristy tour and explore the city as a traveller, admire the architecture, learn about the history, practice art, make connections with the local and go back with an enthralling experience. [Read more…] about The Top ‘Non-Touristy’ Things To Do in Udaipur
Be it the biting winters or the blazing desert heat, the small town of around fifteen thousand people will always welcome you with its pious divinity and magnetism. The meandering roads filled with pageant of strollers, colourful shops, shiny auto mobiles, zealous tourists and the swarm of traditions make up the brilliant carnival spirit in Pushkar, a town situated 14 km northwest of Ajmer in Rajasthan.
One of the oldest existing cities of India, Pushkar is enveloping the Pushkar Lake, which according to Hindu mythology was created by Gods who released a swan with a lotus in its beak that fell on Earth where Brahma performed a grand Yagna. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. [Read more…] about Pushkar Camel Fair: Kaleidoscope of Culture
Talking about men is a complex task for me. While my feminist dominated side wants to highlight the present scenario and talk about gender discrimination, the other side wants to put forth few rational thoughts about biological & psychological differences between the sexes, co-existence and the concept of yin & yang.
Amid the tangled theoretical knowledge and cross questioning, I grabbed my bag and opted for a practical approach on this matter. I went to the most visited place of Udaipur-Fateh Sagar for a social experiment and ended up with the most comforting concept about men i.e., they are distinctly of Two types! [Read more…] about Will The Real Men Please Stand Up?
‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, sang Marilyn Monroe way back in 1953 in the now classic “Gentlemen prefer Blondes” Hollywood film. Jewellery, with or without diamonds is definitely a woman’s best friend and even though tastes may vary considerably from wildly extravagant to the delicately subtle, its magnetism is no less great.
Over a decade now, India has epitomized a legacy of jewels that depicts luxury, sovereignty, extravagance and competency of the craftsmen. [Read more…] about Kundan Jewellery: Nothing Less Than Art