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Deepa Krishnan
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entrepreneur. educator. social worker.
entrepreneur. educator. social worker.

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Rajsamand and the Golden Age of Flying Boats
Have you been to Rajsamand Lake? It is just an hour north of Udaipur, past the religious centre of Nathdwara. Rajsamand was built in the 17th century by Raj Singh, the ruler of the Mewar kingdom. Not surprisingly, he named the lake after himself (I like to ...
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Jatar Ghat and Raja Gwalior Ghat in Varanasi
Continuing the series on the ghats of Varanasi; Jatar Ghat was built in the mid 1800's by the finance
secretary of the Gwalior Estate, Balaji Cimadaji Jatar. There is a Laxminarayan
temple here, which is in disrepair. The Gwalior Ghat was built by Jayajirao...
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Jatar Ghat and Raja Gwalior Ghat in Varanasi.
Continuing the series on the ghats of Varanasi, Jatar Ghat was built in the mid 1800's by the finance
secretary of the Gwalior Estate, Balaji Cimadaji Jatar. There is a Laxminarayan
temple here, which is in disrepair. The Gwalior Ghat was built by Jayajirao...
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Van Ruith and the Western gaze
- by Deepa Krishnan Horace van Ruith, a painter of German origin, arrived in Bombay in the late 1800's. He stayed in Cumballa Hill and established a studio there, at what was called the Cumballa Hill Family Hotel (which is now the Parsee General Hospital). ...
Van Ruith and the Western gaze
Van Ruith and the Western gaze
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The songs of Phulkari
Phulkari meri reshmi Rang na aiya theek Chheti darshan devne Main rasta rahi udeek My phulkari is silken But the colour doesn't seem right Come quickly now, my love (let me see you) My eyes search the road. Phulkari is an embroidery technique from the Punja...
The songs of Phulkari
The songs of Phulkari
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Bazaar Thaterian - The Market of the MetalWorkers
About 10 kilometers south-east from Amritsar, along what used to be the historic Grand Trunk Road, there is a nondescript town called Jandiala Guru. No one knew much about it until 2014, when it suddenly received international recognition by UNESCO for its ...
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Women Entrepreners in Tourism in India
I was happy to be featured in Tourism India's Cover Story on women entrepreneurs in tourism. Interviewer: Mumbai Magic is considered as one of the rarest Responsible Travel experiences in India. How did it all begin? Deepa: I graduated in 1990 with an MBA f...
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Flame of the Forest
"Flame of the Forest" might be a romantic sounding name, but don't forget, it's also called Bastard Teak, lol. The beauty of the dry deciduous forests of India reaches the peak when most trees have dropped their leaves, and the Flame of the Forest is in its...
Flame of the Forest
Flame of the Forest
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Ranthambhore Visit April 2018
My fourth visit to Ranthambhore in the last 10 years, and great sightings of five different tigers. Summer (April-June) is a great time to visit this park, so what are you waiting for?
Ranthambhore Visit April 2018
Ranthambhore Visit April 2018
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The government run Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) is a great place to buy crafts and textiles from all over India. Service is excellent and prices are fixed and fair.

Bought a lot of block print textiles. Loved their small collection of Bengal kantha work and tant. A very nice ikat section also. Bought couple of sarees. Applique, block printed and embroidered section of bedsheets, bedcovers, pillows also nice; bought white and blue bedspread for daughter. Their section of kalamkari artwork is lovely and they have handpainted kalamkari sarees and dupattas also. A good place to visit if you are in Chennai. Posters of Gandhi and many nowadays "old fashioned" quotes are there.

How to identify CCIE: The logo is the Bankura horse. See website. http://www.cottageemporium.in/ Beware of similar sounding fake names. Too many of those trying to fool tourists and locals!
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