My film review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. “India hits you like a wave. If you resist, you will be knocked down. But if you dive into it, you will be all right.” What I liked most about the movie was the effect India had on some of the characters — especially Judi Dench. What I liked least was the cultural missteps.
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At the western edge of India, in the middle of the Thar Desert, the fairytale kingdom of Jaisalmer appears, as if by magic, like a golden mirage and opens my heart.
In honour of the new film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, set in Rajasthan, India and filmed on location, here’s a photo essay of some of my fave pics of Rajasthan.
Photograph of children playing in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by photographer Jean-Pierre Muller.
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Will I get to realize a dream, and meet Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan while he is in my hometown, Toronto, for IIFA?
Bundi Vilas is the top-rated place to stay in Bundi for a reason: it is a small, perfect haveli hotel, with all the right touches, run by a charming, caring family.
Bundi, Rajasthan is a charming town filled with treasures in need of restoration: goblin-built palaces, exquisite paintings, impressive stepwells and carved temples.
Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most famous tiger reserves. I visited it in 2011 and interviewed the director of Tiger Watch. Here’s my take on the park, the situation facing the big cat in India and what it’s like to go on a tiger safari.
This sublime photo by Canadian photographer Andrew Adams is of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan – a former trading outpost in the Thar Desert, now known chiefly for tourism and camel safaris. One of my favourite places in India.
One of the most popular posts on Breathedreamgo. Busting the top 5 myths of India: traveling in India is dangerous, India is a country; India is poor, yoga is a system of exercises and Hinduism is a religion.
When I was a child, I was obsessed with the 1,001 Tales of the Arabian Nights. I read every book in the library and painted huge colourful murals on my walls of genies coming out of bottles, turreted palaces and fairy tale forts. Many years later, as an adult, I went to India and discovered the maharajas and their palaces really did exist.