For Women Traveling to India
It’s important that women travelers educate themselves to India’s social mores and culture to best prepare for a safe journey.
Riding the Rails with Mother Theresa
Despite encouragement to ride first class, a woman decides to take coach and ride with the locals.
Where Gods Showered Flowers on the Earth
Trekking in India with the whole family struck many of our friends as a bad idea.
The Good Ones
A volunteer arrives in New Delhi to find she's been reassigned from an orphanage to working at a center for street boys at a railway station.
Elephants, Camels, Monkeys and More
An extended family braves a trip through India with young children in tow.
We Might Die
Most of Ladakh is higher than 10,000 feet above sea level, and only accessible by road for six months a year.
Gods and Gurus
So much for spiritual tourism! Instead of asking questions at the feet of this sage, questions were being asked of me.
Sai is Everywhere!
One of India's most famous gurus, Sri Sathya Sai Baba is known for his eccentric looks — wild afro hair and trademark orange robe.
Only Happy in India
Whenever I find myself glaring at life, I see Satheesh’s smile and his kind caution: “You have only so many days balance. Be happy, only happy.”
The Noogieing Sadhu
A traveler to Varanasi has a fleeting and unexpected encounter with a holy man.
How the Other Half Lives
A contrast of two Indias - one out on the streets and one tucked away in homes with air conditioning.
The Calcutta Railway Riot
My life began in earnest the day I accidentally started a riot in a railway station in Calcutta.
Lost and Found
A mother and young daughter visit an orphanage in India.
Taken for a Ride
Twenty rupees was an insignificant sum of money to me, but it wasn’t the money I was after, it was the upper hand.
Sankranthi in a Town Called Hampi
Known as the City of Ruins, Hampi is located in India’s state of Karnataka, situated about halfway between Bangalore and Bombay.
A Beautiful Stain
My deepest regret was how little I understood about a country my parents once knew better than any other place in the world.