Profile of Piyali Sen
A village cooperative in Borong produces handcrafted paper products using an ancient method. And they make for pretty stunning gifts.
Bishop Lefroy Road, where Ray lived for more than two decades, is like an open-air gallery of the legendary filmmaker's work
In our series, #Shaken&Stirred, we speak to some crafty mixologists who are in the contemporary cocktail revolution, asking them to spill the beans on their work, inspirations, and show you how to make cocktails at home.
Located close to the French border, the town boasts not one, but eight Michelin stars
Rachel Goenka is the founder and CEO of The Chocolate Spoon Company, which runs a series of award-winning restaurants, patisseries, and bakeries in India
In our ongoing series, #Shaken&Stirred, we speak to crafty mixologists who are in the contemporary cocktail revolution, asking them to spill the beans on their work, inspirations, and show you how to make cocktails at home
Gangtok is not just about mountain views and monasteries. We tell you about an award-winning bookstore, the best local organic produce, and more.
Women travelling alone - their stories are always different from the solo heterosexual male traversing the world, and the reason why women travel writers have a very distinct and separate narrative. For Women's History Month, here's a list of travel books by women to diversify your bookshelf and for a deeper dive into the idea of travel
Located in the Development Area in Gangtok, the award-winning Rachna Books is regarded as one of the best independent bookstores in India. You can buy a book and hang out for hours at the charming cafe here. And if you are looking for a place to stay, they also have a bed and breakfast.
One of the few independent bookstores in Kolkata, the space at the charming Earthcare Books also doubles up as a hub for art and culture, and sustainability related activities in the city. It can be a tad difficult to find due to the lack of signage. But if you are a die-hard bookworm, we suggest you make the effort.
Rome-based culinary historian, New York Times-bestselling cookbook author, and Emmy-nominated television host Katie Parla shares a few recipes for making the perfect pizza
The star of Netflix's Chef's Table, Asma Khan is the chef and owner of London's wildly popular restaurant Darjeeling Express where she runs an all-women kitchen and makes a biryani that has made people cry. She generously agreed to share her recipe with us.
Angadibail forest and its tribes are a treasure trove of folk tales and stories. BuDa Folklore is uncovering them, one at a time
Many of us love train journeys - the fascination for the railways triumphs over any other mode of transport. But for a special group of people, it goes beyond just travelling in a train. Meet the trainspotter who moves heaven and hell to track down specific trains for their engines, or just to hear the unique sound an engine makes on tracks
A small company based out of Ireland is one of a few who are trying to change the status quo for women in outdoors and adventure space. And they are launching the first ever all-women expedition to Kilimanjaro with local women guides and porters in Tanzania.
The state handicraft centre has to be on your bucketlist when you are in Sikkim
Trains and train journeys have always evoked a sense of adventure and romance. With the recent focus on sustainability in travel, their popularity has gone up once again. For most of the general populace though, trains are just a means to get from point A to point B. But for a subset of humans on the planet, spotting trains is somewhat of a passion. They will go out of their way to hunt out specific models of trains and engines. We caught up with one such trainspotter, Enoch Henry, who has taken his love for trains to quite another level, even creating real Indian routes for train simulator games.
Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the legend of the Chinese poet Qu Yuan. Kolkata celebrates with a day-long festival of food, art and culture events, and a frenzied boat race. It's quite a sight to see the narrow boats with ferocious dragon heads slice through the water. This year, the annual Dragon Boat Race is being held early June.
The next time you find yourself in Kolkata, fall in love with old-world charm at these offbeat stays
Sikkim's capital is an addictive blend of the contemporary and traditional. Here's our guide to the unmissable places and experiences
Next time you head for the west coast, factor in a visit to the stunning Shrujan Crafts Museum in Kutch which celebrates traditional art forms of the region's many indigenous communities. The complex houses what is perhaps India’s biggest crafts museum, showcasing the embroidery work of 12 communities of Kutch.
Discover how Serbia's capital Belgrade has thrown off the shadows of its tumultuous past to metamorphose into a vibrant travel, art and culture hub
The travel culture of caravans in India seems to have hit the road in recent times. Jigyasu Joshi, Co-Founder of Carvaa Travelers Private Limited, talks to us about the trend and what goes into planning a trip
In our new series, #Shaken&Stirred, we speak to crafty mixologists who are in the contemporary cocktail revolution, asking them to spill the beans on their work, inspirations, and show you how to make cocktails at home
Chetham's Library in Manchester is the oldest surviving public library in the English-speaking world