Weekend in Leh, Ladakh

Buddha at Thikse monastery, Leh, Ladakh

On the highest motorable road to Khardung La pass at 18, 380 feet, near Leh in Ladakh, Professors Neerja and Anadi Pande along with their daughters Sachi and Priyam were mesmerised by the chip-chocolate snow and rock landscape in this part of the

04 July, 2008 | Views: 18549

Lucknow - From Awadhi cuisine to a South Indian menu

Making masala dosa

If there is any cuisine that has given the erstwhile Avadhi food some serious competition and that too on home turf, it is the lip-smacking ensembles from down south. But then the idli, dosa, vada, sambhar have been tantalising the Lucknowi palate

04 July, 2008 | Views: 17819

Joys of cruising from New Orleans to Mexico

Shopping at Tulum, Mayan artifacts

Shalini and Yogesh Chandra had a great time cruising from New Orleans to Cozumel Island in the Gulf of Mexico. They enjoyed the seascape, local cuisine, culture, hospitality, and attention showered on them for being the only Indians on board other

03 July, 2008 | Views: 4248

Arjunpur, a small village...

Mustard fields

I had developed a bond with my village, with the farmers that drudged in the fields, with the women who drew water from the well, with the cows in my barn, with trees in my garden, with the old men who played cards under the neem tree, with the

02 July, 2008 | Views: 5627

Courting clouds at Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya - The distant Northeast

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, North east India

Waiting for the summer rains, Vinita Lal recalls her tryst with monsoon clouds at Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. Mawsynram, 16 km from Cherrapunjee is now officially the wettest place on Earth with 11,873mm of annual rain. As a geography lover it was an

27 June, 2008 | Views: 8618

Walkabout Town - Annapolis, Maryland

Walking around Marina landing, Annapolis, Maryland

Shalini and Yogesh Chandra visit Annapolis, while enjoying a summer break in the USA. Shalini writes about their experience at Maryland's capital....

24 June, 2008 | Views: 5203

What is the meaning of Sanskrit Prayer to Lord Dhanvanthari, the Lord of Medicine and Healing

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