Achieved a dream by attending the Jaipur Literature Festival. And then spent most of it chasing travel writer Paul Theroux for an interview.
As a girl, I was obsessed with the 1,001 Tales of the Arabian Nights. Scheherazade was, and is, my hero. A woman who saved the kingdom and herself by telling stories.
It’s monsoon watching time in India — the rains are expected to arrive in Kerala on June 1. Monsoon is celebrated in books & film. Here are two of my favourites.
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen is an adventure travel classic about a quest to the remote regions of Nepal in search of the elusive snow leopard.
There are those who think Shantaram is a great book … and those who don’t. Here are my picks for 10 books about India that I think are much better than Shantaram.
In honour of the Jaipur Literature Festival, here’s an article I wrote about my afternoon with four delightful Indo-Canadian writers: Jasmine D’Costa, Mayank Bhatt, Niranjana Iyer and Farzana Doctor.
Acclaimed Indo-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta gave an inspiring talk about the creative process and directing Midnight’s Children.
GO Books is a new book review series on Breathedreamgo. In 1963, Dervla Murphy rode her bicycle from the western edge of France all the way to Delhi and wrote about it in the rollicking adventure book Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a bicycle.
Because I travel in India and write about it, many people ask me if I was influenced by the book Eat, Pray, Love. Here are the five keys differences between my story and author Elizabeth Gilbert.
My interview with The Rope in the Water author Sylvia Fraser about her pilgrimage to India and her reality-defying experience with a non-existent rope that saved her life.
Shelley Seale, author of Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India, reveals how she was transformed by volunteering at an orphanage in India.
Fourth in a series of book reviews of some of my favourite books about India and transformational travel. This post features books by authors Bruce Chatwin, Ruskin Bond, Jasmine D’Costa and Dr. Paul Brunton, who wrote the fascinating cult favourite, A Search in Secret India (1935).