Auli in June

The road to Joshimath, along River Ganga, India

I have never seen such high mountains. They are majestic, gigantic and intimidating. These mountains are a part of the Nanda Devi Range in the Garhwal Himalayas. The most amazing thing that I realize here are the electric-line towers situated at

12 July, 2008 | Views: 47350

Stopover at Joshimath, Garhwal Himalayas

Enroute Joshimath to badrinath

The bazaars of Joshimath at first sight are full of fresh fruit and dry fruit. Street vendors selling blankets, shawls, eatables are seen in abundance. The blankets and shawls, many of them from Mana, a village beyond Badrinath are not only very

08 July, 2008 | Views: 25912

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: 19121

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: 6380

Hill trains of India - Riding high

North East, Ride in the hills

Trains through the Swiss Alps can wait awhile as travellers take joy rides on toy trains across the picturesque Indian terrain. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a UNESCO World Heritage Site was an engineering marvel on a 2 ft

03 June, 2008 | Views: 26650

1857 revisited: Uttar Pradesh, India

Visitors to Uttar Pradesh in North India, find the year 1857 freedom struggle’s relics strewn all over the state. Anandway takes a quick round up… 24th April 1857 was the fateful day when Meerut city near Delhi, sparked the fire which

25 April, 2008 | Views: 15195

Jim Corbett National Park - Traversing the buffer zone

Monkeys at Jim Corbett National Park

Ramnagar in the Himalayan foothills is a doorway to the famous tiger terrain - Jim Corbett National Park. Soon after the monsoon rains we explored the plush greens there. A visit to the jungle's buffer zone...

28 June, 2008 | Views: 20126



Ramkrishna Paramhansa's birthday. march?