Last evening, sitting on reservoir banks, we glanced at the rugged low-lying hills one last time before the sun descended beneath the horizon. A few children played a game of catch in the narrow alleyways while women discussed prices of vegetables in their courtyard. A young boy sought permission from his mother to continue playing outside. […]Read more "Rest Of My Family Travel Dairy: Day 23"
Fayez was feeling much better today. So, we left home early in the morning. We headed towards the forlorn palace; the last standing reminder of a time when royalty thrived in the soils of Travancore. We wanted to meet the descendants of the royal family and hear stories of their past, understand their present and […]Read more "Rest Of My Family Travel Diary: Day 7"
We meant to start our day early to visit the tribal settlements. We wanted to understand what life was like for those who resided in the Muthuvakodi Village and discuss with them about the Lantana-livelihood initiative. However, Fayez was still running a fever from last night. So, we asked him to get some rest and we […]Read more "Rest Of My Family Travel Diary: Day 5"
Photo Credit: Piyush Goswami The sun shone like a glistening orb, that winter afternoon, engulfing the vast rocky ridges of the Aravalli Hills in a dense yet mystical haze of pale gold. Wrapped in a cowl of mist, the mountain ranges beamed with such intensity that the entire town of Pushkar resonated with life at every […]Read more "Through the sands of time…"
Photo Credit : Piyush Goswami Once we set foot into the sleepy town of Pushkar, we couldn’t help but be immersed in its sights, sounds and smells. The desert glowed with the hues of sunrise; and the entire landscape soon transformed into a flurry of activity right before our eyes. As we took a stroll […]Read more "Tales of children of the desert…"