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PHOTO ESSAY: Brazilian Street Art With Ankita Kumar

Art is a mirror to society, and street art is possibly its most reflective art form. From pop-art graffiti to PSAs, creative expression in public spaces are the keys to the diffusion of urban culture and ideas. Join Ankita Kumar as she explores the street art culture of Brazil.

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WANDERING WARRIORS: Essential Service Heroes on the Frontlines

TheVibe pays homage to those who are on the frontlines of this battle against the spread of Covid-19, the only Wanderers in this time of global stillness and self-isolation.

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The Andamans Deconstructed With Nayantara Jain

Marine conservationist Nayantara Jain took us on a discovery of the Andaman Islands in our series Away From Home. Here is her take on the Andamans — deconstructed.

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ANTARCTICA: Discovering the White Continent

Discovering the land of purity and ice with TheVibe’s Moving Images

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Exploring the Riverside Charm of Dindi

Discover the charming countryside of Dindi through the lens of our contributor M.S.N. Karthik in this stunning photoessay

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BEAUTY IN DECAY: The Red Forest of Chernobyl

The worst nuclear disaster in the history of man, the Chernobyl disaster has forever tainted the surrounding areas with poisonous radiation. TheVibe takes a step to explore Dark Tourism in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone.

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VOYAGE: TheVibe Guides You to Mt Rinjani

Escape to the magic of an emerald-blue lake in the clutches of a volcano!

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TRAVEL STORIES: A Tale From the Heart of Bali

An exploration of Balinese culture and tradition as reported by anthropological hero Clifford Geertz.

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SPELUNKING DECODED: Into the Dark We Go

This week, TheVibe leads you to the world beneath our feet.

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The 7 Must-See Caves of Thailand

Take a peek at the caving adventures that await you in Thailand!

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BEHOLD, A GENTLE GIANT: Life on a Volcano

In Indonesia, volcanoes are not just a fact of life, they are life itself.

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Not Until You Catch That Horizon

How far would you go to pursue your passions? What about the days when blue skies turn grey, and there isn’t a friendly face in sight? Could you keep going then? They did.

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WAY BACK HOME ~ Not Just A Himalayan Travelogue!

It’s been 4 years since the travelogue was made, but it still finds a special place in the origins of this community. Here’s Rohan Thakur’s take on his experience.

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SEND IT UPWARDS: Highlights of the Journey

TheVibe follows up with The Standard Images Co. about the experiences they had on the road, while making ‘Send It Upwards’. Only more to come!

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FIRST PILGRIM: THEVIBE FROM EVEREST BASE CAMP

First Pilgrim gets us up, close the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest and the mesmerising beautiful lake in the World – Gokyo Ri.

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THE KALIZMA: LUXURY IN THE BRINY DEEP

Blue skies, open waters and over 100 years of stories. Come join TheVibe as we give you a taste of travel like you’ve never seen before. 

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PEARLS ON A CANVAS OF BLUE: SEYCHELLES RE-DISCOVERED

The Seychellois are a highly multi-cultural society, proof of which is to be found within the language (Seychellois Creole), the [...]

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THE WAVECHASER AND THE WATERMAN

Now that you’ve had an introduction to the history and splendor of The Kalizma, it is only fair that you meet your guides on this ocean adventure – Paloma Monnappa and Emanuel Abeyewardene.

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ALPHA, OMEGA, KALIZMA: MEET THE EMPRESS OF SEA

There are yachts, there are experiences, and then there’s the Kalizma.

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BEST INDIAN TREKS: THE EASY, THE MODERATE & THE HARD

Your first trek is almost like your First Pilgrim. Be it gliding through a dense lush green canopy of clouds to scaling oxygen-deficient ice caps on all fours. India’s family of mammoths has its fine share of adventures for every kind of explorer. Here’s a list of 11 such wondrous treks across the country guaranteed to have you scaling for more.

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HIPPIES IN HAMPI: 9 REDISCOVERIES TO BE MADE

Hampi is where the hippie meets the gypsy. Weigh in on our conversation this week about this mystical town of ruins.

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ON THE GRID: JHARKHAND EXPLORED

To travel is to live, and Jharkhand’s wholesome combination of raw beauty and modernization offers enough reason to pack your bags & get out that door.

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GLAMPING IN INDIA: GIVING CAMPING A LEG UP

In a country as diversely large as India, we are truly endowed with the most scenic and picturesque locations to go glamping. Here are all the places to head to in search of the real glamping vibe in the country.

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THE LAND OF LAMAS: LADAKH ON TREK

A perfect setup for a vacation, Ladakh offers the possibilities of exploring myriad and diverse interests, making new friends and often, finding yourself.

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CRUISE CULTURE: A RISING SAILING CULTURE IN INDIA

Sailing is an experience that simply leaves you in awe. Here’s why you need to set sail at least once in your lifetime.

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NEXT-DOOR PARADISE: GALLE ON THE LENS

Encompassed with beautiful landscapes, exquisite food, arid forests and even friendlier locals, Galle is the paradise next door. Here’s why you need to head there.

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THE SPITI DETOX: FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWDS

Far away from the maddening crowds lies the beautiful region of Spiti, where wanderlust souls find refuge. Read on to find out why Spiti offers the perfect lifestyle detox for modern life.

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UNRAVELLED: YOU CAN NEVER GET SICK OF JAPAN

Travelling to a new country comes with its own share of excitement, apprehensions and expectations. For Japan, an eclectic mix of modernity and tradition, there is a lot to know before taking a trip. In conversation with Seher Khan, Sameer Gauhri and Misha Ghose, travellers who have been to Japan, we discussed some idiosyncrasies of the place that make one of the best tourist destinations.

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KARNATAKA: HOTSPOT FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL

When planning a trip that allows for adventure, luxury, food, history, culture and spiritual undertakings, Karnataka is a one-stop destination. Join us in an exploration of the beauty, thrill and magic that is Karnataka.

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RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION — BEING AT THE BURNING MAN

Ever wonder what it’s really like at Burning Man? Read on to find out why free-thinkers from around the world gather to make this one of the biggest Festivals there is.

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EXPERIENCE SEYCHELLES: LIFE LIVED IN THE TROPICS

The beautiful islands of Seychelles offer a solace away from the bustle and grind of the cities. Here’s a look at the alternative – the island life – as experienced in Seychelles.

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KITE FESTIVALS: SANKRANTHI FROM INDIA

Kiting has been a part of our culture for a really long time. Here is #TheVibe taking you through the different kite festivals of India.

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CARAVAN CHRONICLES: LIVING THE VAN LIFE IN INDIA

Find out how vagabond travellers Rohith Subramanian and Ankita Kumar lead a life of unconstrained freedom in their spruced up minivan as they embark on a journey to discover the real India

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DISCOVER CROATIA: BEST EXPERIENCES TO BE HAD

Here’s how to hit all the right spots of Croatia on a budget

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STOPPING OVER AT GALLE’S CLOSENBERG HERITAGE HOTEL

Train your sights on the Closenberg Hotel in Galle where Lanka’s unique heritage stands the test of time.

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: THE BEATLES ASHRAM IN RISHIKESH

Take a walk across the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh and you can turn back time to the psychedelic 60s where the global pop-culture phenoms met India’s transcendental meditation.

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THE NECTAR OF GODS: PERUVIAN AYAHUASCA

An ancient Amazonian plant-based healing called the Ayahuasca may hold the secrets to the purpose of human life. Here’s the primer

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4 INDIAN CAFES THAT RELIVE THE PSYCHEDELIC 60S

Dylan, Beatles, Hendrix… The idols that defined a generation find special homage in this special edition of #TheVibeRecos. Here are four quaint tribute cafes that bring back the vibe from the psychedelic 60s. Have you made a stopover yet?

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JOURNEY TO THE CRADLE OF LIFE: SECRETS OF THE CREOLE

Ancient legends and lores speak of the mythical Garden of Eden that may well find its origins in the beautiful Seychelles Islands. We went exploring the merits of these claims. Read on to find out more…

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TRANQUIL BALI: A WINDOW OF ESCAPE

Find yourself some solace and head to the tranquil lands and seas of Bali.

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KASHMIR ON FILM: THE INDIA PHOTO STORY

Naveed who is the co-founder & curator of India Photo Story – a collective of fine art photographers & beyond, captures a slice of life from Kashmir.

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PHOTO ESSAY: A DAY OUT IN DHOBI GHAT

Here’s a photo series on the famous Dhobi Ghat as captured by photographer Nikita Mishra.

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URBAN SCAPES OF USA: NEW YORK ON FILM

Lensman Sai Abhishek shares New York as captured on his lens. Take a look.

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WILDLIFE KABINI: TRACKING THE WILD CATS

Meet Harsha Narasimhamurthy, a man of the wilderness, who loves capturing the wild on lens here in Kabini.

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THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION WITH RAKESH RAO

Welcome to a timeless land, where the hours blend into months and months blend into years, where rarely sighted creatures roam free. Journey with filmmaker Rakesh Rao into the frozen wilderness of the Arctic region as never seen before

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THEVIBE’S GUIDE TO BACKPACKING IN RUSSIA

Join us at TheVibe as we travel to Russia, with our backpacks as our only companions.

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THE NOMADIC TSAATAN REINDEER TRIBES OF MONGOLIA

Photographers Vijesh Kumar and Navak K Gupta document the Tsaatan, a Reindeer Tribe in Mongolia, through their lens.

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A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

A journey into the myth and mystique of Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave

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THEVIBE’S GUIDE TO ICELANDIC WATERFALLS

Follow us into a fantasy world where natural elements exist in harmonious co-existence. Welcome to Iceland, the land of 10,000 waterfalls!

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THE LION ON THE ROCK: SRI LANKA’S SIGIRIYA FORTRESS

Discover the little-known Eighth Wonder of the World, Sri Lanka’s Lion Fortress of Sigiriya.

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THE BAIKAL EXPEDITION WITH VIJESH KUMAR RAJU

We get talking with photographer Vijesh Kumar Raju, as he tells of his expedition to the Siberian Lake

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‘TIS THE SEASON: CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Join us, as we travel to the ends of the planet to celebrate the spirit of Christmastime with one and all!

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IN MEMORIAM: JACK HEBNER AKA THE SURFING SWAMI

Although the Surfing Swami has gone, his legacy lives on. Here are 6 lesser-known surf spots in India that manifest his vision of bringing surf culture across India’s vast shoreline.