The Road Through Nowhere – Meghalaya

In July 2014, during a month long assignment to parts of North East India for SaffronStays, I travelled to Meghalaya with the co-founder Tejas. It was a familiar place owing to the frequent… Continue reading

An Isle of Feasts – Majuli, Assam

In March 2014, during my trip home to Assam, I travelled to India’s largest river island, Majuli. Luckily, my trip coincided with the celebration of one of Mishing community’s local festivals called Porag.… Continue reading

Purushwadi – A night lit by fireflies

I remember running behind tiny specks of light in our unmowed lawn. Cupping my hands around one of the many fireflies that surrounded me, I’d peer curiously to see if it continued to… Continue reading

Memories of a Dreamy Village – Chimney, Kurseong

We stood there gaping at the bird’s-eye view of the rivers Teesta and Mahananda , at patches of inhabited land that was Siliguri and its neighbouring towns, and a clear strip of land… Continue reading

5 Lesser-Known Getaways near Darjeeling

For someone who loves the old-world, slow-paced charm of Kolkata, the prospect of travelling to Darjeeling in North Bengal was rather exciting. While planning a trip to the hill station, as part of… Continue reading

Going off the grid in Sikkim

It was 5:30 pm and the quiet forest seemed to have suddenly come alive. A downpour later, the howling wind violently rustled the trees. The kids in the house were running about, singing… Continue reading

A Local’s Travel Guide to Assam

Ever since I moved out of Assam in 2005, I haven’t stopped expressing my love for the state to friends and strangers alike. A childhood spent adventurously in a tea garden next to… Continue reading

Majuli – Assam’s Shrinking Island

This piece was first published in Travel Secrets Magazine. Read the published version here: Majuli – Assam’s Shrinking Island —- I stand on a rickety wooden bridge, watching the setting sun turn the river Luit… Continue reading

Photo Essay – Rustic and Vibrant Kutch

Intrigued by photographs of a surreal salt marsh and herds of playful flamingos, I found myself in Kutch last December. Little did I know that I was setting foot on a district that… Continue reading

Eat like a local: Hyderabad

I fell in love with Hyderabad way back in 2005, when short breaks from boarding school meant hopping between tourist spots and gorging on meat in the most popular of its restaurants. I… Continue reading