Roller coaster ride to Kashmir

Jammu to Kashmir Highway — Photo courtesy: Steve Evans — Wikimedia Commons

Kashmir’s hasn’t been a safe visit in years. Just this week there were people killed on both sides of the border from shelling by the Indian and Pakistani governments. But when I travelled north from Jaipur to Jammu, all was quiet on the northern front. Continue reading Roller coaster ride to Kashmir

India’s Pink City

Pink is my least favourite colour but after Gujarat, I headed for Jaipur on the clanking train route and forgave the city for being pink. This walled wonder contained exquisite buildings amongst the neglected present. Continue reading India’s Pink City

Gandhi’s Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Gandhi Ashram — Photo courtesy: Hardik Jadeja — Wikimedia Commons

When I visited Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad, I didn’t fully appreciate the history stored in his simple lodgings. He was someone whom I grew to admire in later years. Continue reading Gandhi’s Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Mumbai movie mania

Photo courtesy: Humajunn Peerzaada — Wikimedia Commons

Flying into Mumbai, the old familiar odour hit the senses as soon as I exited the airport. Nothing seemed to have changed in my five-year absence. The traffic was chaotic; the sound of horns trumpeted the vast city; and the heat and humidity glued my clothes to my back. In spite of these discomforts, I was excited to return. Continue reading Mumbai movie mania

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