The Forgotten People of Bhaktapur

The majesty of the Himalayas need to be experienced to be even savoured while describing it. As my flight neared Nepal, the white, serenely beautiful range of mountains materialised as if out of nowhere, perched amid cottony clouds. I had resolved early that my stay in the Himalayan Kingdom could not end within the luxurious... Continue Reading →

The Hunt for the Last Mughal in Yangon

In a quiet lane in the Yangon city is a dargah - tiny, rather inconspicuous looking.  The newly renovated modern building is unassuming and functional, the dargah of Zafar Shah as he is known around here. If you don't look carefully at the arching name-board by the gate, you could miss the historical importance of it. ... Continue Reading →

Siem Reap – In a day and half!

Six hours by road, deep into the Cambodian countryside lies a once forgotten city - a city of temples, created by Hindu kings whose subsequent Buddhist successors made it into a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. N was in Cambodia on work, so all we had was the weekend to make a dash to Siem Reap... Continue Reading →

2014: The Travel Flashback

Among journalists, December is a year of much joy and also haste - putting together year-enders (especially for TV journos like me) meant looking back over the year archives, picking and choosing incidents and stories to cobble together into one-hour year-ender shows - so the order usually is research, amassing the footage, writing over visuals,... Continue Reading →

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