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Kavad - the Storytelling Box from Mewar, Rajasthan

Kavad – Colorful Storytelling Box of Rajasthan

My first rendezvous with Kavad was a few years back at Dastkar fair held at IGNCA in New Delhi. Colorful wooden boxes in bright yellow, red and green colors caught my eye. With camera...
Making of Bidri Art

Making Of Bidri Art Metalcraft – Behind The Scenes

Elegant lustrous Silver on Jet Black Zinc - Bidri Art Work is one of the exquisite metal crafts of India. The black color gives it a kind of mystique while the silver shines like the...
Indian Cities Named After Devi

50 Indian Cities Named After Devi or Goddess

Indian Cities named after Devi is the result of a random quiz that we posted on IndiTales FB Page and Twitter Handle. When we posted the quiz, I could think of 5 cities that...
Hori Thumris - the playful songs of Holi

Hori Thumris – Must Listen Playful Music Of Holi

A rich tapestry of musical tradition called Hori Thumris is an integral part of Holi, the fun-filled spring festival of colors. In the northern part of the country, the rather mad revelry of colors...
Krishna Arti at Amaravati - Andhra Pradesh

Musings of a Teenager Travel Blog & Some Goa Stories

Happy New Year! That time of the year when we all stop and look back at the year gone by. We inadvertently take stock of what we did in the year gone by, and what...
Best Books on The Himalayas to Read

10 Best Books On The Himalayas – You Must Read

‘‘You have to be very strong to live close to a God or a mountain,’’ wrote Rumer Godden, “or you’ll turn a little mad”. After my 10 years of traveling among the Himalayan ranges,...
Ram Bhajans - Playlist for Diwali

10 Popular Ram Bhajans For Your Diwali Playlist

Diwali is the biggest festival of India. Diwali means shopping for new clothes, new gadgets, for the trading community it means the new year and of course it is the beginning of winter season...
Bollywood Songs On Trains

Top 20 Bollywood Songs On Trains – You Must See

Bollywood Films are a reflection of the times they are made in. Journeys are an integral part of the stories our Bollywood Films tell. So, we have songs shot on Tongas, Rickshaws, Cycles, Buses,...
Best Professions to Travel

10 Best Professions To Travel Around The World

Every day I get few emails asking me to help people with starting a travel blog. Are they really interested in making a career in Travel Blogging? I am not very sure. Do they...
Indian Handicrafts - An Introduction

Indian Handicraft Landscape – A Journey Through Art & Craft

If the Indian map were depicted by its handicraft clusters, it would be a vibrant diamond, housing pockets of handicrafts along its length and breadth. The Indian handicraft map would feature deep zaffre Jaipur...

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