Monthly Archives April 2013

The quintessential image of Varanasi is a peaceful one, by the banks of the river Ganga, still and silent, against the backdrop of temples. Exit the Banaras Railway Station, and the image could not be more contrary. Trudging from the station to the hotel was a blur of incessant traffic horns, indignant autowallas, and frantic calls to our hotel amidst the streets…

I am one of those people who love exploring cities by foot. Wandering off into by-lanes, stopping to talk to passers by, or appreciating the different aromas, walking around a city lets you live and breathe the experience. A day spent in Lucknow, in the comfort of a chauffer driven-car, however turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant change.  Visiting…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Ludhiana Museum 3

Two years ago, I discovered the existence of my great grandfather's museum in the Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana: The Dr. Uppal Museum of Water, Land and Power Resources of North-Western India. While Ludhiana has less to offer one sojourning in Punjab (because Amritsar is where it's at) a trip to the city was long overdue for me. Traveling with family, a journey down…

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