a cycling introduction to jaipur

This was first published here. “The city was not always pink!” Raja, my guide, drawled in a voice that was laced with the smell and colour of pan. My guide was a cycle rickshaw driver. He had persuaded me to a quick tour around the walled city laced with many stories—all for Rs. 200. “They say,” he continued, “that Queen Victoria was visiting long ago. … Continue reading a cycling introduction to jaipur

I’m in the national geographic traveller india!

I’m in the National Geographic Traveller India – November Issue. Yes, I need to say it aloud often to believe it. It might not be a big deal, but it is my first article in such a reputed travel magazine’s print edition. I have written about this homestay in Bhimtal, Kumaon region in the North of India. The article is tucked away in the ‘Stay’ Section. Needless … Continue reading I’m in the national geographic traveller india!

walking like the locals

“It’s just here only… Step out of our gate, walk for around 5 minutes. You’ll see a chhota road, take that and keep walking. It’s easy. Max to max one hour, you’ll reach.” This was the guest manager at Three Chimneys Gethia, our halt for two nights near Nainital. And we believed her; that was probably smart and dumb at the same time. The road suggested … Continue reading walking like the locals

maragoo’s world

Written for a prompt by Women’s Web, my first fiction story to be published. I am thrilled and was grinning from ear to ear for the longest time! Posting it here for those of you who haven’t caught my regular bubbling about this story on my social media streams. I do wish to take this further; had some great inspiration this weekend, so hope I write a bit more soon. … Continue reading maragoo’s world

the graffiti festival mumbai!

This Sunday, after having seen multiple updates on St. Art Delhi’s Facebook page, I decided to go and check out the latest art that was dotting walls across Mumbai. If you’ve read my previous pieces you will know that graffiti and me have a strong relationship, of course, it’s one sided for now! Read more here. At the entrance to Pali Village is this black and white large … Continue reading the graffiti festival mumbai!