The finest examples of Pattachitra come from villages near Puri, most notably Raghurajpur. We met this young artist by sheer chance at Dakshina Chitra and he cheerfully demonstrated his craft to us.
Nothing packs pure thrill like a chopper ride over Niagara Falls. It’s only 12 minutes with Niagara Helicopters but totally action-packed. Here’s a video I shot with an iPhone 5!
Every once in a while, the India of contrasts reveals itself. Driving through Vedaranyam on a muggy afternoon in August 2013, we saw this structure. Not sure if the pinkish brick facade was intentional. On this dozey afternoon, it appeared
Memories from a more peaceful and incident-free day at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada
A morning walk in Lodi Garden takes you into the shadow of the 15th century when Delhi was about to receive the Mughal dynasty that changed its destiny
Born in Kerala, I ought to have an umbilical connection with the Malabar Coast but it is to the Coromandel Coast that I feel a stronger pull. This is the travelogue that resulted from a breathless 11-day journey from Chennai to Rameswaram, between coast and hinterland, more than one thousand kilometres.
Romantic poets are boring. But that’s because we’re not in touch with nature as they were. One skylark song made me respect Shelley. If just a little.
What are travel stories without legends and lore to give them wings? Enjoy this #TravelIST chat archive
Here’s a bunch of Thailand reminiscences, all packed up nicely in a Storymap. It’s called Thailand Beyond Bangkok, for good reason
Turkish cuisine doesn’t get more Turkish (okay, make that Anatolian) than at Kosebasi’s newest outlet in Sharjah’s Sahara Mall