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A Post Pandemic Weekend Trip to Rural Bengal

Delhi, Oct. 13 -- Like dry earth lapping up the first rain, we sat with our eyes glued to the glass window of the bus, drinking in the passing scenery as the bus sped along the highway. The blue sky d... Read More


5 Best Heritage Destinations Of West Bengal

Delhi, Oct. 9 -- The history of West Bengal is long. From the north to south of the state, thecultural heritage of West Bengal deserves immense study. From the snow-capped peaks visible from Darjeelin... Read More


A Whale Of A Time At India's Only Boat Museum

Delhi, Oct. 3 -- Sauntering into India's onlyboatmuseum, you will be struck by several things at once. No entry fee, no guide, no photography allowed, and a display of models of miniatureboatsthat onc... Read More


The Goddess and her Rituals

Delhi, Oct. 3 -- Bengalis prefer to believe that this is the time when Goddess Durga arrives at her parental home on earth from her bridal home in Mount Kailash. And she arrives with her children in t... Read More


On the Trail of the Mahatma

Delhi, Oct. 2 -- Kirti Mandir, Porbandar, Gujarat On October 2, 1859, a son was born to Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi, the Diwan of Porbandar state and his wife Putlibai. Named Mohandas Karamchand Gan... Read More


Of Mid Autumn and Moon Cakes in Kolkata

Delhi, Oct. 1 -- The image of a lovely designer cake on a digital media post caught my attention. It was a mooncake and it was being made by a Chinese chef in Kolkata. But what was a mooncake, I wonde... Read More


10 Cafes Across India for the Passionate Coffee Drinker

Delhi, Oct. 1 -- With many Indian cities now getting their own roasters, coffee in India has transcended into a unique experience. Be at the cafes attached to the roasters or local cafes sourcing from... Read More


Now You Can Stay in the Former Home of Scott Fitzgerald

Delhi, Sept. 29 -- Did you know that now you can also spend a night or two in one of the houses where American novelist and short story writer F Scott Fitzgerald (of the 'The Great Gatsby' fame) and h... Read More


12 Destinations in India Perfect for a Holiday Right Now

Delhi, Sept. 27 -- Aru, Jammu and Kashmir As pretty as a picture postcard sits Aru village, about 15 km by road from Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir. The village, surrounded by lush meadows, is the sta... Read More


A Secret Hill Hideout for the Slow Traveller

Delhi, Sept. 25 -- Darjeeling is too crowded. Kurseong is too quiet. Somewhere in between lies Kalimpong, offering a slow and immersive travel experience. Check into a plush heritage hotel in town or ... Read More