The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi

Making process intrigues me more than the final product always. When I meet the maker, I get that sense of satisfaction after they narrate the reason, ritual and techniques behind it. While travelling in Iran, of course, everyone gets allured by the Persian carpets. So I was. But Ashrith was interested in aromatic Iran riceContinue reading “The unseen carpet masters of Bhadohi”

Best things to do in Varanasi

It is fascinating how a not so big town of Varanasi can indulge travellers in a variety of experiences. The bustling Banaras have been travellers’ sought after destinations for ages. Let me show you what 30 exciting things you can do in Varanasi during your next trip. 1. Rejoice in the Ganga Ghats. Ganga dividesContinue reading “Best things to do in Varanasi”

A complete Varanasi travel guide for the first-timer

That one Indian town that every globe traveller has heard of is Varanasi. With the sunrise behind the holy Ganga river at the ghats and Lord Shiva’s spiritualness, the town can allure avid travellers with the great food and shaded alleys. Here is your complete guide to Varanasi – one of the world’s oldest livingContinue reading “A complete Varanasi travel guide for the first-timer”

Varanasi-city of love, light and life

“Two days in Varanasi wasn’t enough at all – I want to go again”- Sahana and her mom kept saying this after their 2017 trip. Wondering why they loved it so much, I watched the movie “Masaan.” The burning ghats they showed in the movie shocked me. I watched the movie “Mukthi Bhavan” later. StrangelyContinue reading “Varanasi-city of love, light and life”

The Delicious heaven – Divine Street food guide to Varanasi

We had a friend from Banaras. Every time she whines about how badly she misses Banaras food in Bangalore. She never found our Panipooris and golgappa enough and loved our Dosas most. I argued with her, wondering what was so great about Banaras food until I went to the spiritual and food heaven of VaranasiContinue reading “The Delicious heaven – Divine Street food guide to Varanasi”