Among the most enjoyable ways to reach Ooty, the southern hill station in the Nilgiris, is by the famous Toy Train. The breeze becomes cooler as the train chugs along slowly on its narrow gau
We enter through the famous Buland Darwaza or ‘Gate of Magnificence’—said to be the highest gateway in Asia—into the courtyard of a magnificent mosque, the Jama Masjid. Also in the courtyard
Mount Abu located on the Aravali Hills at a height of 1220 metres, is one of India’s busiest hill stations throughout the year.
In recent years, the famous India Film Institute in Pune — responsible for nurturing so many of India’s most famous stars — has been under a rather dark cloud.
Ladakh, a repository of cultural and religious influences from mainland India, Tibet and Central Asia, has often been referred to as ‘the roof of the world’.
India’s premier city for glass is Firozabad in UP. While admiring a really splendid chandelier, I had innocently asked if it was imported from Belgium, or some other European city.
A recenT visit to Jodhpur, found me staying in the same room that I had occupied way back in 1994.
It is amazing what a string of lustrous pearls can do for one’s self-esteem!
The history of Bhopal has always fascinated me. It is unique among states in India, as the only state ruled by a succession of four female monarchs—that too in purdah.
Welcomed with broad smiles by Anandram Bhobaria and his brothers, it was very gratifying to find that I was remembered, by a family of durrie (rug) makers of the tiny village of Salawas, whom I had