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
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
Last year, in December 2015 I suffered from nervous breakdown when my life halted at crossroads and I had to make the right choice. So, I quit my job in a way to nourish the plant of creative writing and here I am watering it with poetry and blogs.
The added influence of wandering travelers that I met the previous years, true-story based films and a sudden upsurge on the social media debating on finding the ‘real meaning of life’ and ‘be different’; needless to say that I was smitten hard by the overall concept of ‘follow your dreams.’ [Read more…] about Apurva & Deepali: Wired to their Art
The desert city of the Thar, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India and is believed to be one of the five sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindu devotees. Also, the home to the 2000 years old Brahma Temple, Pushkar is a result of a legend, if one is to believe; from a lotus flower!
According to that legend, Brahma, the supreme found the most suitable place for Mahayagna. After a while, he came to know about a demon called Vajransh who was killing people in this land. The Lord chanted a mantra on a lotus flower and killed the demon. [Read more…] about Pushkar Fair: An Event of Traditional and Spiritual Bliss
‘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