They call it Incredible India… but for many of us, it is EDIBLE INDIA!! A country that feels like a continent, a cuisine that embraces millennia of traditions and cultural convergence… intense, rich, spicy, with impressive contrasts and nuances. Inviting for meat lovers, a paradise for vegetarians and deliciously accommodating … more »
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Namaste and welcome to Ashray’s homeland!
From the top of the Himalayas to the South where things get even spicier, we’re going to take you on a tour of our beloved India.
You may associate Indian cuisine with chicken tikka, mutton curries or deliciously fresh breads with garlic and butter. But when it comes to Assam, the North-East state of India where Ashray’s family is from, the staples are dal bhat (lentils and rice) and fish. Fish vendors like the one pictured … more »
New Delhi is an extremely congested place when it comes to traffic. There are 7 and a half million vehicles in the city right now, and an average 1400 new cars start circulating every day. As you would imagine, parking is indeed a nightmare. Around shopping areas, it is very … more »
If you have seen my previous photo tribute to street entrepreneurs in Delhi, you’d know by now that I am a big fan of those creative minds making the streets of India their daily spot for business. In this photo, you can see a mobile kiosk, that sells sweets and … more »
India: one may love it or hate it. But we all have to recognize that are certain things around here that are pretty admirable. The way people with limited resources use their creativity to come up with business ideas is certainly one of those things. Meet one of Delhi’s street … more »
Welcome to Hauz Khas Village, the New Delhi equivalent of Williamsburg in New York, Kreuzberg in Berlin or East London in the UK. Well, not exactly… but Hauz Khas is certainly on its way to become a hipster hot spot. You get the idea. If you’re in Delhi and you … more »
Depending where in the world you come from, no travel guide will ever prepare you for the shock you might experience once you arrive in India. As I always say, once you’ve traveled around this extensive country (geographically and culturally speaking), you’re pretty much set to go around anywhere else … more »
If you are familiar with Indian festivals, you would have heard of HOLI by now. The “Festival of Colors” is, quite probably, the most sought-after celebration of them all by tourists visiting Incredible India. Originally a Hindu festival, the fun of Holi has been shared by more and more people … more »
After a 6 week interlude in Lisboa, we’re back in India! It’s funny how frequent mobility has made us used to all sorts of cities and daily routines. When we reached Portugal, I felt the streets were rather empty… where was everyone? I wondered… Lisbon was not different as such, … more »
Last year we took a trip to Chennai. Zara had to see the south of India and what better place to start than take a trip to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. South Indian temples are very different from the ones in the North. Intricately decorated with stories from … more »