Photo Diaries: Benares

“Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together ” – Mark Twain Benares also known as Varanasi and Kashi is the oldest city in the world that dates back to over 3000 years. It is the most popular pilgrimage for Hindus, also…

Eggcellent Easter

Traditional Easter food varies from country to country. India celebrates a diversity of different foods, every year. From hot cross buns, Easter eggs to delicious Easter brunches, this festival is surely a delight for every food lover. If you’re confused about where to go today, here’s a rundown of places in the city – The…

Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi, India

When you think about Kochi, the first image that conjures up in the mind is that of the Chinese fishing nets. Also known as ‘Cheenavala’ in Malayalam, these nets are over 500 years old and were first introduced by Chinese emperor Zheng He. Located at Fort Kochi, these cantilevered fishing accessories have over the years…

Holi Hai!

If you happen to see a bunch of people joyfully throwing colored water at each other in India, join in – because they’re surely playing Holi! It is that time of the year again when the city is all set to celebrate the festival of colors. Though Holi is traditionally all about colors, it is…

Happy Holi

Holi also known as the ‘festival of colors’ is one of the most enthusiastically celebrated festivals in India that signifies the victory of good over evil. People leave aside all enmity and come together to enjoy this colorful day by applying various colored gulal on each other amidst loud music and drums. Since today is…