Dare to Follow your Dream

Meet Sugandha Thakran, née Krishnan. An ex-Indian Air Force officer turned entrepreneur, who now lives a dream of her own. Since inception in 2006, her Tattoo Studio- Phoeninks Tattoos, has expanded into different media aside from ink on skin…. selling oils on canvas, from pencil, charcoal, acrylic emulsion, fabric paints, wax crayons, watercolours, silks and…

Royal & Romantic: Udaipur

Located within the Thar desert in Rajasthan, surrounded by Aravalli mountain ranges this historic town is an oasis of exquisiteness. This architectural forte in India is embraced by seven beautiful lakes and lavish royal dwellings. Udaipur, often referred to as The City of Lakes, has been ranked at the 10th position in the World’s Best…

Lockdown Lessons: Discover Yourself

The Covid-19 pandemic has inadvertently created the need to be innovative in all our activities. The prolonged lockdown has given us time to introspect and have a broader vision of life. Watching the poor unable to even manage one meal for themselves makes us realize the value of food. The continuous hard work of medical…

Lockdown Easy Recipes

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential prolonged lockdown is a time to review things. With people staying at home without the services and house help, DIY unconsciously has created the need to be innovative in every aspect. Our favorite restaurants are closed and home deliveries are restricted. As revealed by Google, “#Lockdownrecipes”, the record high…

Aurangabad: Forever Agile

It was my love for artistic silk fabric (Paithani) which inspired me to visit a district called Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India. Here I perceived a blend of saga and innovation. I am yet to choose whether to call it a tourist destination or an industrial amalgamation. Paithan, located around 50 km from Aurangabad airport (Chhatrapati…

Surajkund International Crafts Fair 2020

India is a land of fairs and celebrations. But this one, at Faridabad (just about 25 km away from New Delhi Airport, India), is indeed outstanding for many reasons. So between 1st and 16th  February, indulge yourself in the “Surajkund International Crafts Fair”- a carnival of ethnicities, cultures, cuisines, and artisans from all the States…

काला पानी : आज़ादी का अविस्मरणीय स्मारक!

“सेल्यूलर जेल” अंडमान-निकोबार द्वीप समूह की राजधानी, पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत मे स्थित एक स्मारक है जिसे हर भारतीय को एक बार अवश्य जाना चाहिए। ‘काला पानी’ के नाम से कुख्यात ये जेल अंग्रेजी़ सरकार द्वारा भारत के स्वतंत्रता सैनानियों पर किये गए अत्याचारों की मूक गवाह है। भारत से हजा़रों किलोमीटर दूर, सागर के मध्य…

Dholavira: The Smart City of the Past!

Do you comprehend the poetry of life and admire abstract beauty? Do historic abodes make you feel nostalgic? Would you love driving on one of the best roads? Would you prefer a halt somewhere en route to admire the migratory birds? If your answer is ‘Yes’ to all of the above, then “Dholavira” is well…

International Kite Festival 2020 Ahmedabad

Around mid-January, all across India, a tribute is offered to the Sun God- a fiesta identified by various names coupled with a number of rituals including taking a holy dip in the rivers. Commonly known as Makar Sankranti, it is celebrated as a community festival, transforming the mood into gaiety. A cultural practice manifests itself…

A Rendezvous with Asia’s Best Beach

Nature at its best in a serene atmosphere, happening yet peaceful and spotless… While in the hunt for finding such a destination, Radhanagar beach caught my attention. The lush green canopy of colossal natural skyscrapers along with banana and coconut plantation follows the road leading to a beach curved in a crescent of golden sand….