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For A While, Himachal

For A While Cottages, Himachal: Photo Essay

Deodar forest views, crisp Himachali oranges and warm hospitality are the signature of "for a while cottages". And, you can also try your hand at pottery at the ceramic centre. Christine Pemberton has more on these dream cottages in Kullu.

Sunder Nursery, New Delhi

Sunder Nursery, New Delhi: Photo Essay

Just opposite the UNESCO heritage site of Humayun's tomb in Delhi is a botanical marvel - Sunder nursery. We walk you through this recently restored green paradise.

Madan Meena Photo Essay

Madan Meena: Photo Essay

The Indian state of Rajasthan has always inspired artists because of a rich tapestry of tradition and culture. It is here that artist Madan Meena gets his inspiration from. A look at his work.

Jamini Design, Paris Zo Fidji

Jamini Design, Paris: Photo Essay

A window to Indian culture in Paris that is what Jamini design eloquently does. Christine Pemberton gets this Parisian story that is rooted in India. More.

Uttam Nagar Potters Colony

Uttam Nagar Potter's Colony: Photo Essay

India's largest potters colony can be found in Uttam Nagar in Delhi. More than four hundred potters play with earth and fire here. Sanvi Bhatia, our eight year old correspondent brings the story.

Societe Naturelle

Societe Naturelle Honey: Photo Essay

'A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.' said Winnie the Pooh. We have found the perfect people who will ensure that your pot always has delicious honey. Now, all you have to do is wonder about your friends. .

The Savista Hotel, Rajasthan

Savista, Rajasthan: Photo Essay

Savista is an eco-retreat in Jaipur with a focus on design and curated local experiences to cherish. Spread across twelve acres the retreat has farm-to-fork philosophy. Christine Pemberton tells all

3 Clive Road, Tea Company

NUEVA, Delhi: Photo Essay

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. And, it is true for the recently opened restaurant Nueva in Delhi. Each dish here tells a story of the many regions in South America. Do visit and surround yourself with love..

Views from The Kumaon Hotel, Uttarakhand

The Kumaon, Uttarakhand: Photo Essay

A new hotel that has impeccable design elements that borrow inspiration from local materials opens in Binsar. The Kumaon is a retreat with an eye on the Himalayas. Experience the mountains and the Kumaon Culture. View.

Dadhikar Fort, Rajasthan

Dadhikar Fort: Photo Essay

Restoration of an old property is not for the faint-hearted. You have to make patience your companion, have passion for heritage and be prepared for architectural set-backs. Christine Pemberton tells the story of Dadhikar fort hotel - a property restored with lot of love. View.

Bakula Nayak reading a book

Bakula Nayak Artist: Photo Essay

The seven notes of Carnatic music, teapots, Pichhwai art and Frida Kahlo are some of the things that inspire artist, Bakula Nayak.Her art beautifully explores the canvas between history and the contemporary where people turn into birds. View.

Tigergarh Resort, Bandhavgarh

Tigergarh Resort: Bandhavgarh: Photo Essay

We like to highlight properties that are involved in providing unique experiences to people while being committed to responsible tourism. Tigergarh in Bandhavgarh is one such beautiful property that engages with the wilderness sustainably. View.

Jaipur Rugs

Jaipur Rugs: Photo Essay

Mahatma Gandhi once said, " There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and happiness". This quote is the vision behind Jaipur Rugs, a fairtrade company. More.

Larisa Resort - Himachal Pradesh

Larisa Resort: Himachal Pradesh: Photo Essay

Beautiful mountains, cuisine dressed with vegetables from the property, crisp, clean air and Yoga sessions that make you feel alive.Sounds like heaven - that is La Ri Sa Resort in Manali for you. View.

Cooperative Consciousness A.I.R. Gallery Kochi 2017

Cooperative Consciousness: Photo Essay

A.I.R. was the first all female cooperative gallery in the United States. It was founded in 1972. The gallery is at Kochi Biennale this year and Kathryn Myers, curator of the AIR exhibition in Kochi tells their story. View.

Anantaya Decor Jaipur

Anantaya Decor, Jaipur: Photo Essay

Anantaya, a Jaipur based design house is not only rooted in tradition but also brings in the contemporary touch to its designs. Their sustainable design focus on "less is more" - a refreshing change in a country where "more" is still the norm. .

CW Pencil Enterprise

CW Pencil Enterprise: Photo Essay

We all have a nostalgic "pencil" story" that is a knock on the doors of our childhood. The pencil is lost in today's world but far from the madding crowd there is shop that is all about pencils. Indulge Now

Himalayan Trout House

Himalayan Trout House: Photo Essay

The Himalayan Trout house promises misty mountains, sparkling streams and waterfalls and as Christine Pemberton discovers the retreat delivers much more. Oh and don't forget the joy of fishing.

3 Clive Road, Tea Company

3 Clive Road, Delhi: Photo Essay

No 3 Clive Road is more than a box of tea. It is the smell of sweet surprise that is like a trip down memory lane that ends at 3 Clive Road. More about this exciting brand by Radhika Chopra. .

Theobroma  Mumbai

Theobroma, Mumbai: Photo Essay

Christine Pemberton explores "food of the gods" in Bombay. We know the city is officially Mumbai now but somehow Bombay has a ring of nostalgia laced with all things sugar and spice. Here's the story.

White Champa Fashion

White Champa : Photo Essay

White Champa design brand is a celebration of artisanal skills, aesthetics and a friendship that transcends borders. Christine Pemberton brings to us the story..

Rakkh Boutique Lodge

Rakkh Boutique Lodge: Video/Photo

A new resort in Himachal Pradesh brings to you the culture and experience of this beautiful land with the aesthetics of contemporary design. We bring to you the Rakkh story. View.

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Humayun's Tomb: Photo Essay

Delhi has witnessed some monsoon kisses and the monuments look washed and are smiling again. The newly renovated Humayun's tomb is the perfect heritage spot to step back into time. View

The Artists' House Goa

The Artists' House: Photo Essay

Just a small ride away from Goa's Ashwem beach is the beautiful homestay the Artists house. Lovingly built by artists Shilpa and Pradeep Naik. The home is an inspiration for people who love art, antiques and a serene life. View.

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Cannes Film Festival: Photo Essay

Every year in May people from the cinema world throng the city of Cannes for the most coveted festival. Deals and Drama make the city a fantasy land. View

Hobo Design, Bali Logo

Hobo Design, Bali: Photo Essay

Indonesian local resources combine with European chic and the result is the Hobo stores - sustainable, eclectic and beautiful designs. A must stop shop for design lovers when you are next in Bali Read the Hobo design story.

Free School Under the bridge

The Free School under the Bridge, Delhi: Photo Essay

Sanvi Bhatia, a seven year old photo-journalist debuts on bring home stories. She writes about a unique school in Delhi. Located under the Yamuna bridge more than two hundred children study here for free. Here's the story.

Cafe Zoe Mumbai

Cafe Zoe, Mumbai: Photo Essay

There is something comforting about sitting in a space with high ceilings with sun sneaking in through big windows. That is Cafe Zoe for you, an ode to Bombay's Industrial heritage and critically acclaimed for the food and wine. Here's the story.

Safomasi Designer Label

Safomasi Designer: Photo Essay

Stories, travel and love for design are the things that come to mind when you pick up a Safomasi design. After just over an year in business the Safomasi team picked up the coveted Elle Deco International design award. We bring to you Safomasi story.

Gupta Sugarcane Shop Mumbai

Gupta Sugarcane: Photo Essay

"Nano", "Varanas" and "Sagar" are just not popular Indian names. At Gupta Sugarcane in Mumbai they are used as a measure for sugarcane juice. The popular shop attracts people from all over the world who come to sample the famous "gane ka rus".

Sardar Samand Lake Palace Hotel Rajhastan

Sardar Samand Lake Palace Hotel: Photo Essay

Sardar Samand is a charming heritage hotel in the city of Jodhpur. Described as 'a meticulously preserved time capsule from the 1930s' this retreat is an ode to the art deco style. Christine Pemberton has the story.

Fizzy Goblet Designer Juttis

Fizzy Goblet Juttis: Photo Essay

Colourful, interesting and fun - the "jutti" breaks the class and caste barriers and is loved by all. We bring to you Fizzy Goblet with their twist on the "jutti"..

28 Kothi Guesthouse Jaipur

28 Kothi Guesthouse, Jaipur: Photo Essay

28 Kothi is a new boutique guest house in Jaipur. It opened its elegant doors to guests this year in January. Christine Pemberton has this exclusive story.

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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing: Photo Essay

Each region in Rajasthan has years of association with hand block printing. Kind of Dyes and the blocks used change with every mile. This has now been meticulously documented at the Anokhi museum. View

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Pintu Sikder Artist: Photo Essay

Christine Pemberton writes about artist Pintu Sikder's amazing sculptures. His exhibition is on in the Triveni gallery in Delhi till 18th January. And, you have to read the photo essay to know about the scale of his humble process. View.

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Ice Hotel: Photo Essay

The Icehotel is a hotel built each year with snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjarvi, in northern Sweden, about 17 kilometres from Kiruna. It is the world's first ice hotel. Christine Pemberton welcomes you to the world of Snice.

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Serendipity Store, Delhi: Photo Essay

Delhi is a study in contrasts, one moment you are walking on a dirt road and the next you are sitting in a cool cafe with polished marble floors. Serendipity, the concept store is a bit like that - while you are navigating through chaos you suddenly come face to face with this charming "Haveli". Read More.

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Ranvas Naguar: Photo Essay

In Rajasthan stones sing while peacocks dance. And, the Ranvas heritage hotel in Nagaur is one such place where you can enjoy all the modern luxury while being in the landscape of tradition. Christine Pemberton tells the story.

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Mary Budden Estate: Photo Essay

In the hills of the Kumaon there is a beautiful homestay, the Mary Budden Estate, described by travellers as "Uttarakhand's best kept secret". Here the stars touch the ground as the crisp, clean air whispers "welcome". Christine Pemberton writes about this hideaway.

Bar palladio

Bar Palladio, Jaipur: Photo Essay

Bar Palladio is a peacock blue restaurant set within the grounds of Jaipur's Narain Niwas Hotel. What takes your breath away are the interiors, they are a delicious fusion of the "east and the west". Christine Pemberton visits the bar and comes back with the story.

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Lavaash by Saby, Delhi: Photo Essay

Lavaash by Saby is the new restaurant hitting the right buzz notes in India's capital. Rubbing shoulders with the Qutab Minar and dishes that dig into India's Armenian connect, this place is full of culinary stories. Find out more!

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Tea Place by Manjushree, Delhi: Photo Essay

For travellers, one place sometimes becomes a dot that connects other dots or places. In this photo essay, Chihwei Yu, writes about a Tea boutique in Delhi and how it reminds her of similar places in her home country - Taiwan. Find out more

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Tiffinware: Photo Essay

The moment someone says "Tiffins and Colour" memories of train journeys across India bloom like flowers. What would happen if you mix all the three - Tiffins + Colour + Flowers? Christine Pemberton finds out.

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Underwater Room: Photo Essay

A floating room in the Ocean, where waves and fish knock on your door...sounds like a dream! The underwater room is a reality, Christine Pemberton tells you more.

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Giraffe Manor: Photo Essay

Imagine,waking up in the morning and getting a kiss..
from who? Christine Pemberton tells you all about it.

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JJ Valaya 'Revisiting Beauty' Exhibition: Photo Essay

India's leading fashion designer, JJ Valaya recreates the royal era on the streets of Delhi, in an art exhibition at Threshold gallery. View

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40 Winks Hotel: Photo Essay

You have to love a hotel that prides itself on what it does not have. So, if you are in the market for a vanilla-bordering-on-the-bland hotel experience, then we suggest you pass on 40 Winks, a boutique hotel in London's East End. Intrigued?

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Satyagraha House: Photo Essay

An incredibly well kept house that connects you with its resident - Mahatma Gandhi.
Christine Pemberton explores the Satyagraha House in South Africa. Find out more

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Shades of India Design Label: Photo Essay

Shades of India, design brand is coveted Internationally for exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail and innovations blending the traditional and the contemporary. Here is the story.

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Sodabottleopenerwala Cafe, Delhi: Photo Essay

There are restaurants. And then there's the fabulously named Sodabottleopenerwala in New Delhi's Khan market. Welcome to the world of Irani cafes. Let's push open the door and explore, shall we?

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Kayal Island Retreat: Photo Essay

If you are looking for a window into a different world, and a different rhythm of life, then take a peek through one of these rustic windows into the world of Kayal Island Retreat in Kerala, in south India. See

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Dinner in the Sky: Photo Essay

In May 2006, a group of creative folk in Belgium put their heads together and decided to try and create a flying dinner table. And they did. Take a look!

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Mittal Teas, Delhi: Photo Essay

For more than half a century, Mittal Teas has not just been selling teas but also telling stories. Take a look.

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Decoding the Bombay Sandwich: Photo Essay

In Bombay, there's more to bread and fillings than the Vada Pav. Take a look.

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The Hada of Uchhehra: Photo Essay

The one-of-a-kind story about the equally unique pots of dowry, handmade in the Indian heartland. Take a look.

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Behind the People, Behind the JLF: Photo Essay

When it's January in India, authors and their fans fly in from all over India and beyond to nest at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Take a look at some of the people who make the event what it is.

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Aap Ki Pasand Tea Boutique, Delhi: Photo Essay

Tucked inside the hustle and bustle of OId Delhi is a place that brings back old world charm in one of the most literally refreshing ways possible. Check out Aap Ki Pasand tea boutique! See more!

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Stamp Auction: Photo Essay

Delhi recently played host to Stamp World 2014 complete with a rare stamps auctions. A photo-essay gives you an inside view of this inconspicuous world. See more!

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Playing Cards: Photo Essay

From a quirky fixation to elaborate conspiracy theories, the world of lost playing cards is one that has a surprising number of takers and as many stories. Brazillian designer Lucas tells his story! See more!

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Medicine Baba: Photo Essay

At an age when it is perfectly acceptable to hang up your boots, seven years ago, Omkarnath merely bought a new pair and started walking the streets of Delhi bringing healthcare to the people for it was least accessible. See more!

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Antique Watch Parts Collection: Photo Essay

Once objects of desire and symbols of stature, these parts of timeless timepieces bearing some of the finest craftsmanship of the Victorian era continue to transcend their call of duty even today. See more!

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Kite Club Community: Photo Essay

At times when India gets a long-sought respite from harsh weather elements and skies turn a brilliant shade of blue, scores of kites take to the skies to signal the arrival of festivities. See more!

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Kathputli Colony Photo Walk: Photo Essay

Bring Home Stories organised a photo walk in Kathputli Colony. We had seven finalists and the winner was Reema Gill - view her pictures and read what she had to say!

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Phool Mandi, Flower Sellers: Video

We spend a day at the Delhi, flower market (phool mandi) and listen to the stories of people who have been in the business of flowers. See more!


For A While Cottages, Himachal

For A While Cottages: Photo Essay


Societe Naturelle

Societe Naturelle: Photo Essay


Sunder Nursery, New Delhi

Sunder Nursery, New Delhi: Photo Essay


Madan Meena

Madan Meena Artist: Photo Essay


Jamini Design, Paris Zo Fidji

Jamini Design, Paris : Photo Essay


CW Pencil Enterprise

Free School under the Bridge: Photo


Where is Abhishek?


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Travel Writing Contest: March 2015




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