Lake Jaisamand: A Little Piece of Paradise

  A little piece of paradise is hidden away about 80 km south-west of the vibrant city of Udaipur. It is a place where Palaces dot the mountainous terrain and overlook the beautiful, clean and fresh waters of the world’s once largest manmade lake, Dhebar Lake or as it is affectionately known today as Lake…

Holi: The Festival of Colour

Holi is one of India’s great festivals and is renowned around the world as the “festival of colour”. It is an auspicious occasion which celebrates the end of a long winter and the beginning of a sunny spring. It symbolises victory of good over evil and is celebrated in true Indian style. Holi itself starts…

Hadi Rani: The Epitome of Bravery

India has a rich tapestry of history. There are many legends and stories based on historic figures which took place during times of trials and tribulation. As a result, it can be hard to separate the fact from fiction. The tale I am about to tell you has been repeated to me many times by…

Krishna Kumari: The Princess Who Saved Mewar

I thought it would be nice to do a little series on Indian stories. These have been shared with me by friends of various communities. Each community, each caste, and each individual have their own interpretation of the same story so I will do my best to recall the details each individual has shared with…