Uttarayan- Kites: Colourful Diamonds in the Sky

On the 14th of January, when western India celebrates Makar Sankranti and other parts of the country mark the occasion of Lohri or Pongal...

Surya Namaskar- An All Time Exercise for Everyone

Surya Namaskar or salutations to the Sun is essentially the worship of the Sun God. The Sun is the source of all energy and...

9 Things to know if going to the Pushkar Mela

On Kartik full moon (October-November), three hundred and thirty million Hindu Gods are said to take a ritual bath in the serene waters of...

The big cats of Sasan Gir-Panthera leo persica

Exotically and rarely sometimes, The distinctive calmness of a moonless night in Sasan Gir National Park in the Junagadh district of  Gujarat is sometimes broken...

The river with the masculine gender: Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra is the only river referred to in the masculine; a river that has intrigued travellers and scholars alike for centuries. Over 3000 km...

Male Banyan, Female Wasp. Can I make it more obvious?

The Banyan is one of our most hospitable trees even though it often begins life as a killer. Though it has the capacity to...

How Ashoka became “the great”- The Beginning

Ashoka’s honorable days begin... Some kings are remembered for the battles they fought and won, others for the wisdom of their administration and statesmanship and...

Andal- The poet and her incomparable garland of verses

The tale of the birth of the famous poet The bare tale of Andal’s life is a short one. Vishnuchitta the son of Mukunda Bhattar...

A secret castle in India with a secret affair- Orchha

If you ever have the good fortune of finding yourself in Orchha, remember to spare a while for a visit to Rai Praveen Mahal...