Jodhpur Diary: Postcards from Mehrangarh Fort

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Europe anymore”—this was pretty much what I told myself as we made our way up to Mehrangarh Fort. Our auto driver mentioned that he’s taking us to a beautiful palace yet what I saw was this bare, almost austere structure looming as we approached. No quintessential medieval spires …

Jodhpur Diary: 6 Things to See & Do

Jodhpur was the first stop in our whirlwind trip to India. Although we spent over three weeks in the country, we really only had a few days to travel around as the rest of our time was demanded by spent with loving family. I confess that I took a back seat in the planning and …

Indian Saree: Inspired By + Inspired Buy

A suitcase of sarees—that’s the heaviest piece of luggage I had to check in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It weighed 23kg—not an ounce less than my allowance. There was a tight knot in my stomach as the Swiss Air agent put the baggage tags on my black, banged-up Samsonite. I watched it sluggishly …