A LABOUR OF LOVE
Yes, its sweeping, picture-postcard views will take your breath away. But look closely, and you’ll discover so much more in Ladakh. Precious, priceless textiles, traditional handmade crafts and superfoods that nourish the soul
CULTURE & COAST
With only 24 hours in the city, SIMRRAN GILL tries to cherish and walk the colonial and contemporary era line finely
With the backdrop of Tiger Hills, actor Sidharth Malhotra sits down and talks to Lachmi Deb Roy on his Kargil experience during the shoot of Amazon Prime’s 'Shershaah’ being the first Bollywood film to be shot in Kargil
On the road again
IT’S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE I travelled anywhere outside Sweden, but, finally, last week, I did. It wasn’t a long journey, nor was it new to me. It was a day trip to Copenhagen. It is a city that I keep going back to since I first visited it in 2006.
When In Doubt, Go Find Out
I SPENT THE SUMMER OF 2017 IN NORTH-EAST INDIA, riding nearly 11,000 kilometers across Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Nagaland.
24 Hours In Indian Cities
If you only a few hours at your disposal, here is Team OT’s backpacking guide through various cities to make the best of it
Wear A Mask And Wash Your Hands!
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The Best views comes after the Hardest climb
“Success is a beautiful thing, but Mt. Makalu taught me how to deal with my failures.” Lachmi Deb Roy INTERVIEWS Arjun Vajpai
Road to Nowhere
An award-winning author, Anjali Joseph, reflects on a unique experience she had in Assam which later found space in her most recent novel
MONSOON AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE
The Western Ghats are famed for their lush green cover. But there lie many more secrets.
Happiest in the world
WHEN I FIRST CAME TO SCANDINAVIA, I was curious about what makes these countries the happiest in the world. It could hardly have been on account of the weather.
The magic of monsoon
Taking care of our bodies has become significant, especially during the times we’re sailing through. Ira Trivedi shares what she integrates into her routine as soon as the monsoon arrives to help her well-being during the season and into the seasons that follow
Most alive at the ragged edge of life
We’d stopped once again due to exhaustion, and just then we could feel the ground under out feet shake
MONSOON IS THE WRITER’S SEASON; the time to stay indoors, awed by Nature’s glorious majesty, focus on one’s own thoughts and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.
With bountiful life of all kind spread across its land, every bend reveals a pleasing visual in Odisha and offers great experiences
Perfect Getaway To Experience The Monsoon In All Its Glory
As the country experiences rainfall across its length and breadth here is Team OT’s guide for the perfect getaway to experience the season in all its glory
Why I Travel Solo
I have spend a Significant Part of the past few years travelling solo, riding through some of the most interesting routes in India, Nepal and Tibet.
Stories of Rural India
AS TRAVELLERS, WE PAN THE LANDSCAPE FOR THE GOLD of insights about any destination and the people who inhabit it. At the heart of travel — between memory, the windows into the past, and imagination that open out into the future — lie stories. India, with its diverse landscape and cultures, is a land of infinite stories with a great spectrum of people who tell them.
THE Walking LIBRARY
In the hilly Mothakkara village of Kerala’s Wayanad district, a 63-year-old woman walks several kilometers every day for those who love to read but have no easy access to books
SAVING INDIA'S LARGEST LAKE
A fisherman-conservationist, who is part of a community setting up fish sanctuaries in Vembanad Lake says that the belief that a rising tide will lift all boats, will help save India’s largest lake
JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
A young girl from Sumda Chenmo, a remote village in Ladakh’s Markha region, shares her journey from growing up without electricity to solar-electrifying over 50 such villages
REACHING FOR THE STARS LITERALLY
A young astronomy enthusiast from a remote Ladakhi village shares how she is smashing gender stereotypes
THE ABOBE OF SNAKES
A guide from the Dang tribe of Baradpani village in Gujarat shares how a snake tried to save his life, and why he feels responsible for protecting the species
Destined TO BE
In this time of kalyug, a man embarks on a journey of sacrifice and penance in search of truth and knowledge.
Deer AT THE Door
EACH DAY, two villages, spread almost across an area of five kilometres, are chosen for the procession, which begins at around six in the evening and lasts till ten at night. While kids are the highlight of the procession, elderly folks accompany them to ensure safety. As the deer makes a stop in front of every household, the residents give grains such as maize and wheat along with coins to the kids. Some people also throw walnuts which the kids are happy to catch.
IMAGINATION AND Beyond
A teacher from Maharashtra’s Purushwadi village visually documents the craftsmanship of two brothers and their imagination to create sustainable vessels, ornaments and more www.voicesofruralindia.org
A passage through India
In Wanderers, Kings, Merchants, a brand new book I’m reading on the roots (and routes) of Indian languages, author Peggy Mohan writes, “When languages die, it is an omen, of things to come that are still beyond our range of vision.” But if dying languages are doomed canaries in a coal mine, what about stories and storytelling? Do they speak of invisible threats too, of impending loss, when they evaporate from our lives, our imagination? Do they also foretell the death of languages, the loss of dialects? (They do.)
LAND OF LORD BUDDHA
Odisha was once a major hub of Buddhism. The rich legacy left behind will take your breath away
THE HILLS HAVE Sighs
This hideaway may just have everything we want in a calming hill staycation
PINK CITY'S NEW JEWEL LEELA PALACE
The recently launched palace property joins The Leela Group’s iconic hotels in Delhi and Udaipur to cater to leisure travellers sojourning through the popular tourist circuit.