A Foodie's Day in Beijing

A Foodie’s Day Out in Beijing

For the patient, curious, and intrepid traveller, there is almost no better place for a food adventure.

Air India

Ghosts of Homecomings Past

Flying Air India somehow brings out the unreasonable, the rebellious, and the ridiculous in a disconcertingly large number of passengers.

Bhaji Gully

A Portrait of Bhaji Gully

A small fire pierces the indigo chill, while the rough bristles of a broom scrape the stained pavements.

Ralegan Siddhi

Chasing Anna

For people living in Pune, the village of Ralegan Siddhi is not such an unusual choice for a day picnic.

Shrunken Heads

The Tourism of Grief

Dark tourism—travelling to places associated with death, pain, and suffering—is the dirty little secret of the tourism industry.

Photograph by Jaideep Unudurti.

Northern Lights

“Welcome to Sweden, you lunatic,” says Karl. I’ve just landed in Stockholm, where the temperature is a bracing -19 degrees Celsius.

Cigars in Cuba

Rolling Cigars in Havana

A cigar festival is held in Havana every year and cigar tasting tours, as well as tours to nearby tobacco plantations, are extremely popular.

The Bookstores of London

The Bookstores of London

Once the capital of the world, the city of London is riven with a thick sediment of words.

Courting the Countryside

Newbie in Nuker

Himachali women are a refreshing change from those I have encountered in the northern plains of rural India.

Rasmai Ya Ramgarh?

Spending some time with a villager almost always assures one that change is the only constant we all look forward to.

Fire and Ice

If you are a cynical traveller, driven by the urge to seek something different, then Iceland provides just the right kind of kick.

Hiking Up Hipti

Seven households, one school, and one tiny gompa (monastery) make up Hipti, a small village in Ladakh.