Author Archives: ninagrandiose

About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.

Tasting Tour of Little India, Jackson Heights. Queens

Dive into one of the most diverse places in the world, the borough of Queens, NY, and the fascinating neighborhood, Jackson Heights, on a Tasting Tour of Little India. A walk through this colorful neighborhood is not very different from … Continue reading

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The Treasures of North India Tour

Travel with Nina is excited to tell you about an adventure to India this coming October 13 – 1 November, 2018 that includes everything that makes the north an unforgettable experience. No one leaves India untouched. Are you ready to … Continue reading

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A Veiled Legacy

While visiting Kolayat during the full moon festival, I took so many photographs that my head was spinning nonstop, turning in all directions. As always, it is the people who capture my imagination, particularly the women who were flattered by … Continue reading

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Full Moon Gathering at Kolayat

The car bounced along the road and the landscape turned barren and dusty; I wondered what I was getting myself into. Always up for an adventure, I eagerly agreed to accompany my host into the Rajasthan desert for a special, … Continue reading

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Life on the River

After a bumpy bus ride and a ferry across the river, an hour’s walk awaits before we reach the beach, our destination.  Though we land in a tiny fishing village on a sleepy river, the town hums with life and … Continue reading

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At the End of the Line: Kutch

Places that are at the end of train lines or are remote and difficult to get to are some of my most favorite destinations in the world and Kutch in the state of Gujarat is no exception. Over the years … Continue reading

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The Essence of North India Tour

The Taj Mahal, Agra This October 10 – 31, 2017, I will be leading a special trip to north India that will cover some of the most important places and sites in north India and some places that few visitors … Continue reading

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