Category Archives: Travel

Cleanest village in Asia

Which is the cleanest village in Asia? Well, let me write this with some pride that the cleanest village of Asia is in India. Nestled in the pristine East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, the residents of the picturesque village of Mawlynnong have learnt to live at harmony with mother nature. Continue reading


Don’t we all wish we lived in Malgudi?

This could have been just a normal story. But RK Narayan’s wit and childlike innocence had turned it into something special, and made it the one of a kind book to read. To add to it was the perfect direction by Shankar Nag. And it became a 360 degree reflection of life in Malnad, the culture and the beauty of the place we so dearly call Malgudi. Continue reading

On Sabarimala tragedy

For the second time in the past year, a stampede has killed people recklessly. On the night of January 14, the climactic day of the Sabarimala pilgrimage season, a stampede has cost over 100 lives besides leaving many injured. Continue reading

Jantar Mantar- an astronomical marvel!

Ever wondered why Jantar-Mantar is named so? Jantar means “instrument”, and Mantar means “formula”, or in this context- “calculation”. Therefore Jantar-Mantar means ‘calculation instruments’. These astronomical wonders are age old observatories and have immense scientific significance. Continue reading

Benaras- the city of Gods

American writer Mark Twain wrote: “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Continue reading