Wisdom of Tradition : Food in Indian Baltistan

As a region, Baltistan refers to the area after the end of Nubra Valley in Ladakh. Before the partition of undivided India in 1947, Baltistan was a part of Ladakh. Presently, most of the region comprising Baltistan comes under Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and only a small part of Baltistan lies in India. Baltistan was once…

5 must eat places in Jaipur

Jaipur has been a temporary base for me for the past two years, while I have traipsed around the Himalayas for extended periods of time. I used to be pretty exhausted after my journeys and preferred the comforts of home rather than exploring the cafés and eateries. The Jaipur Literature Fest this year was reason for me to…

A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Spiti Valley

Somewhere close to the Tibetan border, lies a land only a few know about, and even fewer visit. Rudyard Kipling has described Spiti Valley as ‘A world within a world’. It is perhaps the most peaceful, and one of the least populated areas in India. Spiti lies on the Tibetan plateau and has an average…