Financial Express columns

Journey to Shinku-La pass connecting Lahaul valley in Himachal with the Zanskar valley in Ladakh

International Museum Day 2022: Visit India’s first public museum – The Indian Museum in Kolkata

World Heritage Day: Iron foundry in Nahargarh and tracing the roots of Metallurgy in India

Jaipur: the first planned city in modern India that was designed based on the Vastu Sashtra principles

Raja Sawai Jai Singh was a visionary as a city planner, which is evident from the mark of difference that he managed to bring in the city planning of Jaipur when he established it.

Discovery of new archaeological site in Haryana’s Sandhai village and a brief look at the Harappan site of Bhirrana

Dhakeswari temple in Kumortuli, Kolkata: Home to the original Dhakeswari idol

Rakhigarhi – The largest site from the Harrapan culture

New archaeological findings in Uttar Pradesh’s Bilsarh: Everything you should know about the discovery

Dholavira; Here lies buried the spectacular remains of an Indus Valley city

Prehistoric cave paintings discovered near Delhi NCR: A look at India’s ancient cave arts

Jagannath Rath Yatra, Puri: Here’s everything you need to know about the famous chariot festival

International Day of Yoga 2021: History of yoga in India carved in stone

World Environment Day: A look at the history of sustainable architecture in ancient India

Pandemics and their impact on socio-political life and healthcare

Black Death to Covid-19: A look at the history of pandemics that ravaged the planet

World Heritage Day: India has heritage treasure; GoI should broaden safety net for lesser known monuments

Spiced up! The story of Indian masala trade during ancient age

Secrets of Sinauli

My Financial Express column this time talks on the Sinauli burial site & the Tv documentary “Secrets of Sinauli” on Discovery plus. This site is of immense importance as it breaks down all fake western- left hegemonic narratives on ancient India.

Bhimbetka: An archeological extravaganza of rock arts from the paleolithic era!

Impact of COVID-19 on travel and tourism industry and ways of recovery

Beyond spooky stories: The tale of ‘haunted’ Bhangarh and Ajabgarh

Durga Puja 2020: Two popular forms of Shakti worshipped during Navratris

Durga Puja 2020: Two popular forms of Shakti worshipped during Navratris

Lahaul valley and the Khangsar Khar palace: See spectacular photos of two beautiful cold desert attractions

Travelling to India’s Himalayan frontiers? Here’s why you see fluttering colored flags and stone stacks

Himachal’s Mandi city: A temple town on the banks of Beas river

Telangana’s folk art of story telling: The Cheriyal scroll painting

Ganpati Festival 2020: The Ashtavinayakas of Maharashtra

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Know about different forms of Lord Ganesha to worship

Janmashtami 2020: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his inspiring devotion for Krishna

The trail of Rama’s tale: Ramayana’s influence on India and Indonesia

Trade and commerce in Sindhu-Saraswati civilisation: Know about the Srenis or guilds of ancient India


Siddhesvara temple at Barakar: A remnant from the Pala era temples in West Bengal


Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram: Grandeur of Chola dynasty and vision of great Rajaraja II chiselled in stone


Silk Route: Traversing the trade and cultural route of ancient times

Christmas and New Year vacations: Five must-visit destinations in India

Mahabharata trail: From Vrindavan to Kedarnath, visit places mentioned in the epic

The mystery of Harappan script: An enigma from the ancient world


Visit temples of Jhalrapatan in Rajasthan, where history comes alive

Visiting Rishikesh: Uttarakhand’s gateway to the valley of gods

Life-sized Vishnu idol unearthed by ASI in Gottiprolu, Andhra Pradesh near Nellore

Tracing the history of ‘Chai’, and Indian and Chinese claims on the culture of drinking tea 

Visit Suraj Tal and Chandra Tal: The beautiful glacial lakes of Himachal Pradesh

Patachitra: Bengal and East India’s performing art of social, religious story-telling through songs, paintings

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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