Mehndi/Henna for Journeys– a magazine from the Smithsonian

Wrote this piece for Journeys, a new travel quarterly by Smithsonian.  You can find it here. Click on the link below for my piece. Also pasted here. Live Like a Local A Quest to Master the Art of Henna In anticipation of her daugher’s wedding, Shoba Narayan set out to hone her mendhi craft Tulsi…

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Train Diary 3

Man, I love trains!! Making memories Why do so few people talk to their fellow travellers on planes and why do some many talk to their neighbours on trains? I think it is because we view planes as mobile offices while train travel is time away from work; more like a vacation; a time to…

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