November 24, 2015 goMowgli
What makes a place? A question we constantly strive to answer wherever we go. This time it was slightly different. ‘What makes a city?’, we asked.  And our answer was – PEOPLE. It is them who make a city. So as story-hunters, we went after ‘people’ to find out what...
November 10, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The festive season is here. Bright lights are shimmering all over town, the crackle of crackers and rain of multicolored fire embellish the skies. But we have all done that so many times, haven't we? At GypsyShack, we are keen on doing something new every time and this season we...
October 9, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Like a true backpacker, at the age of 21, Aman Nikhil Mehta set out on a 12 day trip to conquer the invincible landscapes of Ladakh. He started out solo, heaving a 12 kg backpack through admonishing terrain with no one save a dog on certain days for company but...
October 8, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The undisputed king of the jungle (100+ lbs bigger than a lion) and star attraction at India's national parks is the majestic Bengal Tiger. While India has claimed that recent conservation efforts have boosted the wild tiger population, poaching and habitat loss are still very big issues, and the tiger...
September 30, 2015 We Are Holidays
Dubai’s rise as a modern, affluent city has been meteoric. In less than three decades, this tiny province of the UAE has emerged as a confluence of the East and West. It’s steeped in age old traditions, yet it effortlessly embraces the customs of more permissive cultures. Bridging gaps between...
September 29, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
  Did you know that Dharamshala has no cinemas? Nevertheless, White Crane Arts & Media made light of this difficulty and came up with an idea as bright as this lovely Himalayan township- a 4-day extravaganza christened the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Founded by Ritu Sarin and Sonam Tenzing...
September 29, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
The Indian Himalayas conceal in their folds a smorgasbord of trails, each with its own distinct features and unique nuances. Glaciated peaks, mossy forests, sapphire lakes and expansive alpine meadows redolent with wild flowers draw numerous trekkers year round. Everything about the mountains exude a charm that not many can...
September 28, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Like restless kids, we were flapping our penguin-like wings the moment we set foot in this inebriating land. Look there! Look here! Look at that! Oh my God! Seriously, what were they thinking when they partitioned Uttar Pradesh to carve Uttarakhand? I mean, is it even legal to be so...
September 24, 2015 The Gypsy Diary
Few know that tucked in the Garhwal Himalayas, less than 14 hrs from Delhi, is one of the finest trekking trails in the country. Accessible in both summer and winter - the landscape appealing in both - Nag Tibba is one of Garhwal's carefully concealed secrets. You will come to...