Photo Story: Walking in Rishikesh

On an excruciatingly hot day, I decided to walk around Rishikesh. It was not my first visit to this mystique land but things have changed much since the 2013 floods. My eyes looked for the landmark statue of Lord Shiva, facing Parmarth Niketan and not having located it, I asked a passer-by, who told me it…

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Mumbai, the City of Dreams?

At 2:35AM the cops in Colaba stop my cab. Gufran steps out and shows them his documents. After the interrogation, he returns to his driver’s seat with a frown and in a few minutes, he calmly vents out his frustration in the matter. I am impressed by him at many levels. Firstly, even though he…

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The Outdoor Therapy

In all my travels, whether naturally or compulsively, I emerge as a different person. And that has made me realise that seeking is a continuous process, through all aspects of life. But then there are those moments when I have felt that I could no longer go on. When answers come hard and even worse, truth…

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The Kashmir I Met

Seldom do we realise the power of our own words. A casual remark can often make or change decisions. In September 2009, when I was travelling to Kashmir for work, I had encountered certain stereotypical words used for the state. Unsafe, conservative and dangerous were just the popular ones. Even though it was an official…

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Journeys

Amrita DasAmrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.More Posts Follow:

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Photo Story: A Morning in Varanasi

Living in nostalgia is like being on a boat that steers us into the darkness of the night. The night which seems so wondrous under the curtain of stars and the inviting winds, keep us enveloped in our warm memories. More often than not, it is a dream come true. And until we wake up…

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