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Eland Reissue: On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India

Eland Reissue: On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India

A great event, this month, to see Eland reissuing On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India by the indomitable Dervla Murphy, now 84. Set in 1973, this book…

Qawalli at the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin in East Delhi

Qawalli at the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin in East Delhi

Qawwali, or Sufi devotional music, is practised around the world, but there are few places so atmospheric, nor offering such a fine example of the art as that found at…

A New Vish Puri Novel hits the shops, we interview Tarquin Hall

A New Vish Puri Novel hits the shops, we interview Tarquin Hall

Here at theindiaphile we are huge fans of India’s greatest detective, the inimitable Vish Puri. Oh yes, there have been great literary detectives: Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, but all…

Epic Holidays for Thrill-Seekers in India

Epic Holidays for Thrill-Seekers in India

The new age traveler doesn’t just want to see pretty sights – he wants to experience the destination as completely as possible. And that’s what makes adventure travel so popular…

The Magnificent Wedding Trousseaus of Marathi Brides

The Magnificent Wedding Trousseaus of Marathi Brides

As we all are aware of the fact that India is a land of different cultures, and boasts of a number of communities and religious groups. Among such communities, the…

5 Classic Indian Street Snacks To Set your Taste Buds on Fire!

5 Classic Indian Street Snacks To Set your Taste Buds on Fire!

No country on earth offers such a mouth watering array of street foods, combining influences from myriad cultural and ethnic traditions into such a simmering medley of spicy deliciousness as…

Our favourite Non Fiction Books about India published in 2013

Our favourite Non Fiction Books about India published in 2013

It’s been another amazing year for books about India. Alas, Jhumpa Lahiri didn’t win the Booker but that’s for her next book. Here are our top recommendations for the best…

Yoga: The Art of Transformation – A Major New Show at the Smithsonian

Yoga: The Art of Transformation – A Major New Show at the Smithsonian

Currently on show at the Freer Sackler gallery, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian Art, is the most exciting major shows ever attempted on yoga. From temple sculptures, icons, manuscripts and…

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