Success Stories of Sustainable India

Earlier this month, a long standing communication was actualised. I travelled to villages around Mysore in Karnataka to witness the work that Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), CSR wing of TVS Motors, do. Since its inception in 1996, SST has grown into an independent arm with a vast team. They predominantly work in five states of…

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Walking, the Essence of My Travels

Ever since I can remember, walking has been my expression for happiness, curiosity and departure. Growing up amidst the beautiful hills of Shillong, in Northeast India, walking wasn’t as therapeutic as it is today. It was the only way of getting around the town; we used to walk to college, to weekend gatherings, to reluctant…

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My Suryagarh Jaisalmer Moments 

About twelve years ago, I visited Jaisalmer for the first time. My most memorable moment was admiring the shimmering landscape at dusk. I was eager to re-live that moment when I travelled with Suryagarh Jaisalmer recently. Not only did the moment come back to me, but it also wove in new memories. A village called…

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Photo Story: The Golden Touch of Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

On my first evening at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Karan Singh, president of MRS Hospitality Group, quoted W B Yeats’ Cloths of Heaven. He recited, ‘Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light; I would spread the…

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Suryagarh – Jaisalmer’s Golden Enchantment 

With its dreamlike persona, Suryagarh Jaisalmer welcomed me on a warm summer evening. I saw the golden light shine upon the fort-like structure from a distance. There began my love affair with Suryagarh. And what followed thereafter only strengthened this emotion. Intimate Spaces My first exclamation was when I walked into my room. The Jaisalmer…

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Travelling with my Wildcraft Rucksack

My travel gear is an important aspect of all my travels. It has to be simple, ready for mountain weather and durable, apart from being resourceful. Whether it be a rucksack, a pair of shoes, walking stick, jackets, travel towel or even my headlight, I invest time and money in it. I have been using…

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