Celebrating Indra Jatra & Kumari Jatra of Nepal

The drum beating gets louder and the crowd surges a little. I hear a deafening noise and run to catch a sight. A stream of young men comes running into the square followed by an elaborately decorated team dressed as a white elephant called Pullu Kisi. The elephant is looking for his master Indra and…

Meeting The Kumari- The Living Goddess of Nepal

She is a young, beautiful and a naive soul. She represents the culture, history and beliefs of Nepal, keeping an age old custom alive of Newar community. People worship and stand in crews to get a glimpse of her because she brings good luck or atleast many have claimed so. Goddesses do exist in spiritual…

The Phallus Paintings of Bhutan

It was around 12 pm when we reached Punakha Valley from Thimphu. I just stepped out of my bus when we were signalled to get ready for a short trek. “Where we need to go” I asked. “We are going for the lunch at one of the Cafe’s, post which we will move towards ‘that’…

Drayang- The Dark Secret of Bhutan

“Where is Drayang” One of my friends kept asking the locals, hoping someone would guide us in the right direction, after we painstakingly searched for it for over an hour. I read about Drayang on one of my fellow friend Abhinav Singh’s Travel Blog and the story somehow amazed me to an extent that it was obvious…