Tiger Travails

Tiger Travails

Consider these facts : 1.      Emperors Akbar & Jahangir used to hunt tigers in and around Delhi and Agra 2.      Jhalana in the outskirts of Jaipur has a lot of leopards 3.      We have...

Brunei, a Walk with a View

Brunei, a Walk with a View

It's late afternoon in late December, as I walk past the Subok lily ponds, over a wooden bridge up into the woods. The incline is steep for a kilometer up to a sandy path running along a ridge. Sometimes enclosed in rainforest and other times open or fringed by fern...

Train Rides and Homestays

Train Rides and Homestays

Experiencing Ethnic Bengal at the Rare Earth Farms and Homestay, Shantiniketan, Bolpur   Train rides and villages of India bring with them a nostalgic feeling. Wanting to expose our children to both, but having limited time in hand, we went on an overnight trip...

Desert Rain

(JP/ALL- Jaipur/Pushkar- India) Imagine the cities of Jaipur and Pushkar, two big hubs of tourism in Rajasthan, home to the Thar Desert. I know what your first mental image would be- two cities, dry and hot, a climate fitting of a desert? My friends and I recently...