Travelling is at my very heart and soul. If I am not found travelling to places, I'll certainly be found reading or writing about travel. There is no dearth of online travel communities on the World Wide Web. I am part of one such community of travellers at Askme on Travel.
I haven't been to all the places I'd like to see across India. But having written professionally on travel for a few years, I know stuff. So I often contribute to the article base on the Askme portal for the benefit of fellow travellers and people struck by wanderlust. Here's a glimpse into what I've written in the recent past. Check out the rest of my posts and interact with me on the portal.
"...It is often said that every day is a special occasion in Nagaland. Home to 16 major and several minor tribes, the state has festivals being celebrated almost every week in some or the other part. But the biggest event of the year is the Hornbill Festival organised from 1st to 7th December each year by the state government..."
"...Tea is the national beverage of India. Whether you take it black or with lots of milk, sugary sweet or with a spicy twang, no true-blue Indian can deny the pull of this hot beverage. I for one like my chai strong with lots of milk and adrak. But have you ever given the slightest thought to the origins of that cup of tea you enjoy every day...?"
On the Buddhist Path in Arunachal Pradesh
"Arunachal Pradesh has been a centre for Buddhism for several centuries. It is said that Gautam Buddha, after receiving enlightenment, spent 40 years of his life travelling through the North East delivering life-altering sermons. The eastern Himalayas house some of the largest ancient Buddhist monasteries in India and are a favourite destination for travellers seeking spiritual solace..."
Tread off the beaten track: Travel to Meghalaya
"...A number of tribes are native to this north-eastern state, including the matrilineal Khasi and Garo people. They dress up in traditional costumes and ornaments, but are very modern in their outlook on marriage and divorce. They strongly believe in the daughters' right to inheritance, often leading to the groom living with the bride and her family after marriage, which is something not to be found anywhere else in India..."