Artfully Mesmerizing Surajkund Mela

Prologue Rabindranath Tagore had once quoted “We live in a world when we love it.” Perhaps my perception towards his views would have remained incomplete, if I would not have spent those valuable four hours at the 31st International Crafts Mela 2017, at Surajkund, Haryana. 31st International Craft Mela Surajkund Surajkund International Craffts Mela Ever … More Artfully Mesmerizing Surajkund Mela

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Raiding the Khardung La

Prologue John Keats had once commented “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The beauty of the brown mountains, lofty snowy peaks, blue lakes (“Tso”) and the breathtaking passes (“La”) had created an eternal aura of Mother Nature at her very best in Ladakh. Destination Khardung La Khardung La is one among the mighty mountain … More Raiding the Khardung La

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Polyandry, Alienation, Religion and Land: Many Shades of Kinnaur

Prologue It was the wedding night of Ram Kumar Negi and Jyothi. Ram’s green Kinnauri topi was hanging beside the closed wooden dwarang (door) of their humble two storied hut in the village of Rakchham in Kinnaur. Their beautiful wooden hut was today neatly decorated with Bijli lamps. It was also the wedding day of Ram’s … More Polyandry, Alienation, Religion and Land: Many Shades of Kinnaur

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Chitkul the last Inhabited Himachali village near Indo-Tibet Border

Prologue We had been excited like anything from the moment we had read about the Kinnaur village Chitkul last winter. As our trip to Kinnaur shaped out during this year’s summer vacation, we could hardly hide our elation and excitement about this amazing place. Our journey from Kalpa to Chitkul We had already booked a … More Chitkul the last Inhabited Himachali village near Indo-Tibet Border

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Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

PROLOGUE In earlier issues of mytravelnama, we had presented you some amazing facts and figures including pictures of Fatehpur Sikri depicting the pinnacle of administrative and spiritual glory of the Mughal empire during the reign of Akbar the Great. Well, in the new year, let us have a long journey to the great emperor’s Royal … More Fatehpur Sikri: Exploring the Royal Court

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Incredible Vrindavan

Prologue …..The brave teenager with dark complexion was beating a furious multi headed gigantic venomous serpent to its doom. His parents and neighbours were crying for help and God’s mercy on the banks of the Yamuna. The water and the air around the river were bitterly poisoned by the venom spitted by the evil serpent … More Incredible Vrindavan

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Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

Prologue  We had a long cherished dream of having a rendezvous with Akbar’s Tomb…one of our country’s precious architectural marvels. The opportunity came during our prized winter vacation in Agra. We were returning from the Mariam’s Tomb towards Agra city taking the Agra Delhi Highway (NH2). Our journey was fairly quick, we had to turn around and … More Akbar’s Tomb: One among India’s prized Architectural Marvels

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A peek into PK’s Hideout in Delhi…The Enigmatic Ugrasen Baoli

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue I hope with the immense popularity of the Bollywood flick PK (directed by Rajkumar Hirani), all of you must be aware how the talented journo “Jaggu” (played by Anushka Sharma) dug out the alien PK’s (played by Aamir Khan) hideout at the Ugrasen Baoli in C.P. (Connaught Place), New Delhi. PK’s Hideout … More A peek into PK’s Hideout in Delhi…The Enigmatic Ugrasen Baoli

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Delhi’s famous Lal Bagh Ka Raja Trust Ganapathi Puja

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue It was another beautiful morning…the sun shine was bathing the morning sky with its golden exuberance. It was the beginning of a new day..The day that began with prayers…the day we decided to be with prayers….prayers for Lord Ganesha…Well to go ahead with the story…it was just the time when I picked … More Delhi’s famous Lal Bagh Ka Raja Trust Ganapathi Puja

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Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi Part II

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Children were rolling in the sand. The boy with the bluish complexion, Kanha started playing his flute. He had sand dusts all over his hairs, cheeks and chin. The ladies who came to the bank of Yamuna for taking water in their earthen vessels were spell bounded by the melodious notes that … More Exploring Gokul – Sri Krishna’s Janmabhoomi Part II

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