Stories in Discover India

In the Footsteps of the Buddha in India

April and May are important months for Buddhists as this is when Buddha Poornima and Vesak or Buddha day are celebrated. This year Vesak falls on May 21/22 and here is a look at some of the most important Buddhist sites in India where Buddha lived 2500 plus years ago as well as those that have been unearthed after his life. Buddha – the word itself exudes a Zen like calmness and naturally a trail that will take you through

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Superfoods: Packing a Punch

Indian superfoods are making a strong comeback to the kitchen and your plate. And going back to your roots has never been more exciting or tasty. Rediscovering lost grains and reaffirming your faith in traditional food is slowly but surely changing the culinary face of the country. Past Perfect The concept of superfoods is not new – just remember what your grandmother told you were good to eat. Simply speaking, they provide complete nutrition and have numerous benefits from a

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Cooking with Flowers

    I am looking at my lovely plate bursting with colours but what catches my fancy is a bright purple flower – a pansy. So what do I do with that I ask Chef Nimish Bhatia who is sitting opposite me explaining his love for cooking with flowers. Well, eat it he said and I put it in a bit reluctantly in my mouth and instantly realize that it actually tastes very nice. Flowers are increasingly finding place in

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Lucknow Diaries

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is a potpourri of old and new where traditions and modernity mingle in a way that you have a unique experience of the past in these modern times. As I drew open the curtains of the window in my hotel room, I was amazed at the sight that unfolded in front of me making me wonder if I was in India or in the Middle East. In front of me was a large

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Stories in Discover India Magazine

India’s oldest travel magazine is also India’s most comprehensive resource of what you need to know in travel and hospitality. Here are some of my stories: Udaipur’s Royalty Karnataka’s Jain Trail Akluj Shreyas Yoga Retreat Hotel Review Neeleshwar Hermitage Pride Hotel Thannerhulla Copper Point Restaurant review Akluj

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