Literary travel: We Mark Your Memory

Hey everyone! 2018's already proving an exciting year! I'm happy to announce that I have a short story called "Homecoming" published in We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture. "Homecoming" depicts a young Indo-Trinidadian couple visiting Kolkata in India, the motherland, for the first time and experiencing confusion, bewilderment, and displacement there. The anthology is [...]

Literary travel: 7 books set in India that will inspire you to travel there

Even before Jesse and I traveled to India a couple years ago, I loved reading fiction written by Indian authors. I admired their writing style, often so magical or lyrical that it totally transported me to a country I initially never really cared to visit. If you're thinking of taking a meaningful trip to the [...]

Literary travel: 5 books that inspired me to travel abroad

Over the years, I've read a lot of travel fiction/non-fiction but there are some books that remain dear to me. Some I read during my formative years before I was old enough or could afford to travel abroad. I read two of them while I was at university and they inspired me to push the boundaries of [...]

Bishnoi Village Safari: Day trip from Jodhpur

Jodhpur is home to many famous attractions including the Blue City and Mehrangarh Fort. However, if you're in Jodhpur for more than a couple of days, you should definitely sign up for a Bishnoi village safari. The Bishnoi people are a religious sect who live in Western Rajasthan. Bishnois (bis means 20 and noi means 9) follow 29 religious [...]

21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur

Jodhpur is one of our favorite cities in the world. Something about its laid-back vibe catches us. The city is located in Northwestern India, in the state of Rajasthan, land of the kings and India's largest state by area. Here are 21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur! Photos: © Live Lyfe [...]

20 magical pictures of Jaisalmer, India’s golden city

Jaisalmer is called India’s golden city because of the yellow sandstone buildings and sandy desert landscape. Located on the far end of the state of Rajasthan and in the heart of the Thar desert, it feels miles away from everywhere else in the subcontinent. It’s also very close to the Pakistani border. The city was [...]

13 photos that will make you want to visit Jaipur right now

Rajasthan is one of India's most beautiful states. Located in the northwestern part of the subcontinent, it offers many first-time travelers a glimpse into the desert cities of India. Founded in the 16th century by Jai Singh, Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital city, is one of the stops on the Golden Triangle (which includes Delhi and Agra). It's [...]

It’s not a typical Trini Indian Wedding unless these 9 things happen

 If you're ever in Trinidad and Tobago, don't miss the bacchanal of a typical Trini Indian (usually Hindu) wedding. Here are 9 things that may happen while you're there. 1. The wedding lasts a long time. Unlike traditional Western-style weddings that wrap up in one day, Hindu weddings in Trinidad and Tobago are marathon affairs. [...]