Published Writings

My weekly columns on heritage and travels in the Financial Express

Durga Puja 2019: The homecoming of the mother goddess

Step-wells or baolis: Ancient Indian water conservation system from proto-historic era to the modern times

Alwar’s Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Shiva’s den near Sariska Tiger Reserve

West Bengal’s unique terracotta temples: Devotion moulded in clay

 

Mahabalipuram’s Shore temple: History carved in stones

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Kailash Temple, Ellora: A humungous and stunning single-stone monument in Maharashtra

 

 

High-altitude lakes of Ladakh: The must-visit Himalayan jewels

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Deciphering Harappan script: Most mysterious writing in the world

 

 

Jageshwar Dham in Uttarakhand: An ancient land of temples and gods

 

 

 

Kanwar Yatra: History of the pilgrimage associated with Shravan month

 

Binsar: Visit the land of Oaks and Rhododendrons in Kumaon

 

Alwar’s wonderful heritage monuments: Moosi Rani ki Chattri and Sagar Baoli

From Vedic era to modern fabrics: The fascinating journey of Indian textiles

 

Exploring Kangra fort: One of the oldest forts in India

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Visit Kailashanathar temple in Kanchipuram: A marvel in stone and stucco

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Telingana temple in North India? Visit this 100 feet high temple in Gwalior where North meets South

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Temples which inspired design of Indian Parliament: Madhya Pradesh’s Chausath Yogini Mandir

 

Tabo Mud Monastery: Visit India’s oldest functional gompa in mesmerising Spiti Valley

 

Mahabalipuram’s Pancha Rathas: The five unique monolithic free-standing temples

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Visit stunning Chand Baoli in Rajasthan: World’s deepest step well

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Kusum Sarovar and Raja Suraj Mal’s Chattris: Another reason to visit Govardhan and Mathura

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A temple for saas-bahu! Visit Gwalior’s intricately designed historical site

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Kullu: Why Himachal’s picturesque hill station is called the valley of Gods

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Amazing! A medieval temple made of bricks which can float on water and has Earthquake-proof architecture

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My article was published in the Bengali heritage journal named “Harappa” in their Pujo barshiki edition 2019.

The seven page long article in the renowned heritage journal discusses the worship of Sakti or female energy as Mahishasuramardini, Nabodurga, and Saptamatrika. It’s titled as: Devi Sakti Mahamaya.

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The write-up on Spiti was published on Rail Bandhu in their September issue, 2017.

RailBandhu is the in-house magazine of Indian Railways. 

To find the real soul of the Himalayas
and to feel its true essence, one must
go exploring deep in the mountains.
The Spiti Valley is one such place,
but be prepared for a very rough ride ahead.
The roads in Spiti are considered among the
most dangerous roads in the world. So while the mountains keep you mesmerised with…….

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Rest appears in the magazine (pdf format) which can be read by clicking the link given below:

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The e-magazine is as shown below:

 

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The write-up on Bundi was published on Rail Bandhu in their March issue, 2017.

RailBandhu is the in-house magazine of Indian Railways. 

The sleepy little town of Bundi that has kept its old-world charm alive to a large extent, has many pretty old havelis which have been recently converted into heritage hotels. Explore this charming little town, its narrow streets (cobbled in some parts) and interesting old havelis. Start with a morning visit to the 17th century step-well known as Raniji ki baori….

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Rest appears in the magazine (given here in pdf format) which can be read by clicking the link given below:

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The e-magazine is as shown below