Jaipur: My solo trip – Part II

 By Somali K Chakrabarti   Continued from Jaipur: My first impressions. Jantar Mantar “Jantar Mantar” meaning “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens” is situated right opposite the City Palace in Jaipur. Coming out of the gates of City Palace, I stopped at the ticket window to purchase the entry tickets to the observatory. As… Read More Jaipur: My solo trip – Part II

Solo Travel: Why women should travel alone at least once

 By Somali K Chakrabarti   It’s been an exceptionally long break of about two weeks from blogging for me. Just in case you are wondering where I had disappeared, here I am back before the year end, scribbling down my thoughts. Resuming after a break sometimes becomes a bit challenging, but then I remembered the advice… Read More Solo Travel: Why women should travel alone at least once

Gestures

By Somali K Chakrabarti Jingling anklets flicking fingers, shifting glance, moving in tandem –  sea of emotions in a lavish spectacle of dance . © Somali K Chakrabarti   Kathakali, the classical dance form of Kerala, originated in the 17th century, though the roots date back to 1500 years ago and lie in the ritual folk dances and dance… Read More Gestures

Karbi Anglong – An enchanting hill district of Assam

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti Karbi Anglong, meaning Hills of Karbi people is one of the two autonomous hills districts of Assam. It has a blend of thickly forested hills, dense tropical rain forests and flat plains with three-fourth of the area being covered by forests. I got the opportunity to visit Karbi Anglong a few years back. I… Read More Karbi Anglong – An enchanting hill district of Assam