Hampi, India: Traveling Back to a Golden Era By Karthik Rajamani Boulders and a seven centuries old dam, green fields and a river, mythical beings and folklore, temples and palaces; Hampi is 26 acres of archeological ruins frozen in time. For those who have been to Hampi, it is a time machine to the past– […]
India is the ultimate traveler’s destination. It is frustrating, beautiful, ugly, fantastic and memorable on all counts. Nearly everyone who visits India says it is the one country you’ll never forget.
Chicken Pox in Kerala, India: What do you do when your child gets sick abroad? By Fiona Baker The Bethsaida Hermitage, Kovlam, India When we landed in Kerala, India, November 2010, we couldn’t understand why our five-year-old daughter, Aida, was so irritable. She normally enjoys flying and travels well. We were staying at the Bethsaida […]
A Search for The Real India: Aaron Smith’s Journey in Shanti Bloody Shanti By Rachel Siden Aaron Smith was having an existential crisis. His failing marriage finally ended in divorce, the girl he started seeing after the break up was simultaneously dating a cocaine dealer, and to top it all off, this drug dealer put […]
By Elle Rahilly In Around India in 80 Trains author Monisha Rajesh describes her railway travels through India, a country she came to appreciate in retrospect 20 years after her return. Touring the country entailed large distances, with Rajesh hopping aboard 80 separate trains. Throughout the novel, Rajesh challenges herself with a fixed determination to […]
India Lifted the Ban on Tiger Tourism in 2012 By Shelley Seale Driving through the wildlife sanctuary, suddenly it’s spotted: a rippling as the grass moves, a flash of orange and black fur. Breath is held as the majestic Bengal Tiger saunters out to lap a drink from the water’s edge, before continuing his hunting […]
The Great Circular Indian Challenge: Seventeen Decide to Travel Together By Mark Lester It is 8 o’clock in the evening, 17th February 2011. I have somehow found myself, after two years of planning, with 16 other people, milling about Mumbai Central station waiting to embark on something that isn’t supposed to be a very good […]
Karnataka, India: Lakshmi Sharath visits the Kabini and Bhadra Rivers in Karnataka, India, and views a dazzling array of wildlife, both birds and beasts.
My Home in the Himalayas: A Letter From A Tibetan Monk By Yeshe Nyima A major center for Tibetans living in exile is McLeod Ganj, a small village of around 10,000 people of both Indian and Tibetan descent. It is located just north of Dharamsala in the Northern Indian province of Himachal Pradesh, not far […]