New Delhi World Book Fair

History of World Book Fairs If you look at the history of book fairs then you would come to know that it had a humble beginning as a few stalls at the trade fairs held twice in a year at Frankfurt. Various goods exchanged hands which included clothes, wine, silver, pottery, cattle and horses and,…

Udaipur – A lickety-split three hour tour

Busy lives with busier schedules call for short breaks which help us rewind and reboot our system. And, to help you do that we are offering you an amazing road trip idea to Udaipur, starting from New Delhi. It is a pleasant journey of a little over 240 kms. which takes somewhere 5-6 hours. Travelling…

Eating Your Way Through Rajkot Restaurants

In a modern political map of India, Rajkot may be shown as a part of Gujarat, but essentially it is the part of the Saurashtra peninsula, which comprises a larger portion of the Gujarat state. To an outsider like us, this may not mean anything, but ask any local and they would deny being part…

Jigme Dorji National Park: A Trekker’s Paradise In Bhutan

Established in 1974 in the memory of the late Third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Jigme Dorji National Park is one of the oldest and most diverse National Parks of the country. It houses some of the most endangered species of animals like Snow Leopard, Asiatic Wild Dogs, Tiger, Himalayan Musk Deer, etc. Trekking…

O Coqueiro – A Portuguese Shack You Shouldn’t Miss in Diu

Have you been planning a beach-side vacation for quite some time but always find the idea of visiting popular tourist destinations like Goa, overbearing? Well, one possible reason behind that could be the unwillingness to surrender to another chaotic destination when what you are truly looking for are peace and serenity! You are just in…

Serampore: Exploring the Danish Connection

The Nordic-ville of Bengal – Serampore of Hooghly Serampore or erstwhile Fredriksnagore appears to be just like any other Bengal town, but there is another side to the place which is truly unique and this can be found in its history. The colonial history of this place is particularly fascinating though the history of the…

Eau Chew: Lamp-Bearer of Kolkata’s Chinese Food

Eau Chew: Dishing Out Huang Cuisine For 80 Years And Counting Obscurely tucked behind a defunct Petrol Pump, this blink-and-you-miss restaurant may give you an unappetising first impression. But once you get past the dingy staircase and enter through the door of Eau Chew, you will find yourself amidst an authentic Chinese realm. On entering…

Majnu ka Tilla: Tibetan Culture Center of New Delhi

It is not unusual to see a Tibetan child at Majnu ka Tilla, offering prayers at the monastery while people like us standing behind and observing their culture with an amazement. What started as a refuge center to the exiled Tibet residents, has now prospered into one of the biggest and most-sought after markets in…