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Penned by an author recognized as one of India's distinguished historians, the book Ashoka and the Decline of the Maruyas offers suggestions and insights of the disintegration of ancient India's largest empire.
The ancient Mauryan empire was the largest in India and a world super power of its time till the mid 2nd century brought about its finest hour and the turning point that led to its end.
Woven out of pure goat’s wool for warmth and decorated with borders sporting brightly colored motifs, the Pattu is a drape style dress worn by women in Kullu valley.
Hailing from impoverished backgrounds, coolies are a professional corp of luggage bearers predominant on Indian railway platforms and interstate bus terminals.
Fading light casts a subtle and softer look to the countryside along the river near the Bhuntar-Haithan bridge in Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Wend your way to the back-end of the Nature Park at Mohal for some scenic view of a murmuring river and a leisurely day
A miniature Himalayan forestscape that is pious and naturally charming for a soul to soul connection and to bring in good fortune by feeding the fish in the pond.
For incoming travelers headed for Manikaran, Diyar, Kasol or Manali, the Bhuntar-Hatithan bridge might be a mere landmark but for dwellers of the valley it continues to be a busy lifeline.
In its final larval stage, identified by its dark body with spiky white hair that causes skin irritation to humans, a nest of walnut caterpillars meander across a tree in a manner entomologists have come to define as processionary motion. Keep an eye out for this spectacle of nature when outdoors.
The Kullu shawl with its brightly patterned motifs and borders is a unique heritage product that can trace its journey back to at least 200 years before the advent of the 20th century.