Agra by night from a rooftop

Agra by night from a rooftop

Yesterday, I went with my uncle and cousin to see Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient city built by Akbar and then later abandoned. On the way back, we got some dinner in Agra and I took this photo of the city by night from the rooftop restaurant we were eating at. I’ll put up the photos I [...]

Iraq film seller laments Bollywood decline

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was published by AFP on June 20, 2012. It can be found in full here. BAGHDAD (AFP) – Adil Hamid Khalaf is like many Iraqi traders, with his tiny store stocked to the brim with VCDs and DVDs. What sets him apart is he can extol, in halting Hindi [...]

Udaipur and Jodhpur – Islands and Forts

Udaipur and Jodhpur - Islands and Forts

Udaipur and Jodhpur were both fantastic in their own rights, and no one should miss them on a trip through Rajasthan — the beautiful Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir islands in Udaipur, and the incredibly imposing Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, both making for a tremendous trip for dramatically different reasons. You can probably guess, I [...]

Jaipur and Jaisalmer – Fort-astic

Jaipur and Jaisalmer - Fort-astic

Rajasthan is of course picturesque for many reasons, and two of the main ones are its incredible forts and palaces — Amber Fort in Jaipur is enormous and Jaipur’s City Palace is fantastic, while Jaisalmer Fort is incredible, if only for the fact that people still live in it. The two cities are otherwise very [...]

Agra, Delhi and Hyderabad – my ‘Golden Triangle’

Agra, Delhi and Hyderabad - my 'Golden Triangle'

Last year, I went on a whirlwind trip through a small part of north India — starting out in Agra (after arriving in Delhi the previous night), I went to Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, before returning to Delhi and then moving on to Hyderabad. Somehow, while complaining of how hectic my parents’ annual trips [...]