Posts tagged INDIA
Art and Culture | Photo Review: Mubai Gallery Weekend and Kala Ghoda Festival

In February 2018, we visited the Mumbai Gallery weekend and Kala Ghoda Festival in Bombay. Space 118, an artist residency hosted 5-6 visual artist to showcase their works during the weekend. Some of the artists were Sarika Poornanand, Manita Singh and Harsheiil Patel. Artist Harsheiil Patel caught my attention with his mixed media approach to explore Hindu deity Lord Shiva.

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Books on Delhi | Jamali Kamali

When travelling, books can be great companions. Usually before going to a new place knowing its history and culture helps me enjoy the city even more as I can relate to its day to day life. If you are coming to Delhi for the first time, I recommend the following contemporary reading list for a book lover, all by authors who have lived and cherished the city for many years. A mix of fiction, facts, geography and poetry- find Delhi’s best stories in here.

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Architecture | Le Corbusier's Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India's first planned city is unlike other cities of Punjab and Haryana. Even though we have been visiting Punjab since our childhood, Chandigarh stands out as a modern city more organised than most other cities in India. You can expect wide roads, greenery and low height concrete buildings. Le Corbusier, a French architect planned the city with his purist concepts keeping it simple in structure with an emphasis on lines.

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Wayanad to Mysore

Mysore Palace: Pride of the Rajput history, this palace is surrounded by four temples on each side and fortification. One can see an elephant parade on special days, rare photos of the royalty, extensive hand painting and patterned tiles inside of the palace with grand chandeliers.  A tour lasts about an hour and one could visit a museum and art gallery inside of the Palace as well.

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Food and Culture | From a Kitchen in Punjab

In rural Punjab and Haryana, ‘Sarson Ka Saag‘ and ‘Bajra Khichdi’  are staples in the winter as they keep you warm throughout the night. The rural Punjab and Haryana, ‘Sarson Ka Saag’ and ‘Bajra Khichdi’  are also staple in winter as they keep you warm throughout the day. Since, both Haryana and Punjab are agricultural states, they grow the maximum amount of Sarson (Mustard) in the country, which is used in oils, and the leaves are used in households. Farmers usually eat these for breakfast as it keeps you full for a longer time when working in fields. day.

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Architecture | Tomb Hopping

Why are we tomb obsessed? A visit to some of the major tombs in Delhi plays like a highlight reel of historical conquests, structural odes to men that populate history books, and some poetic reminiscence about times that I can now say I have visited (and lived to tell the tale).The chahar-bagh (four square gardens) model and water channels are running themes through these distinct tomb complexes.

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Where CCT will be travelling to in 2019

This is what 2019 looks like for us. The following destinations were curated because we see ourselves having the potential to make a meaningful and lasting impact there. We choose locations where our tourism can benefit the community, people and environment. These less discovered places will blow you away with how pristine and untouched the land and cultures are. Feeling like a local in a place that’s barely been touched by outside influence is like nothing you can imagine. The connections you make are priceless and memories made are unforgettable. Join us in discovering the world, while rediscovering yourself.

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Travel | Getaway to Jilling

After a ride in the morning Shatabdi from Delhi, a drive through curvy roads in the woods of Kumaon, Uttarakhand and a 2km hike up a mountain, we reached Jilling Terraces.

Jilling Terraces, a hidden heritage homestay housed an Indo - Polish couple some 80 years ago which has now turned into an ideal retreat for those looking for silence. Through the double paneled doors of our room in this colonial style house, we put our luggage in ‘Buransh’, a room inspired by a local scarlet flower. I immediately noticed the indie aesthetics of the space and the use of Indian crafts.

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Wellness | Journey Through Vana

An hour’s drive from the Dehradun airport through forests of Uttarakhand, we reached Vana, a wellness stay carefully designed for a holistic experience offering yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic & spa treatments, Tibetan Healing and conscious cuisine midst a 21-acre green land. A brainchild of Veer Singh, Vana engages all five senses with elements that are well thought out and inspired by minimalistic Japanese Buddhism and ancient Indian wisdom. Some other offerings at the space are art, music and dance residencies.

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