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Ajay Prakash

Indian travel agent Prakash has led numerous “desert kite tours” in India. Traveling to Jodphur and Jaipur during the kite season leading up to Makar Sankranti, (a national holiday of …

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The 3rd International Goa Kite Carnival

Drachen Board members, Scott Skinner and Jose Sainz attended the Goa Kite Festival hosted by Ajay Prakash. Welcome dinners were on Thursday night, complete with a workshop of art kites …

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Booklet on the Kites of India

What with the war in Iraq and the severe acute respiratory syndrome scare, travel agent Ajay Prakash of Bombay found himself with time on his hands. His response? Write a …

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A FESTIVAL OF FLYING KITES

One of the best aspects of the world of kiting is that it encompasses the world. Experiencing kites means you travel, or as we say, “go with the wind.” Over …

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Drachen Foundation Newsletter: August 2014

Discourse: New Issue Released   In the latest issue, Scott Skinner points out kite books you may have missed, Joe Hadzicki weighs in on tips for the novice kite traction …

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Surprisingly Delightful Trip to India Reveals the Art of Fighter Kiting

After four trips to China, even I was surprised at my own reluctance to travel to India. I just couldn’t convince myself that the positive experiences would outweigh the negative. …

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Peace Fly in India

Hundreds of children, some of them homeless street children, flew kites in a Mumbai (Bombay) park recently as a gesture toward peace, harmony, and religious tolerance in India. The street …

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Maharaja Talks About Kites

"When the city of Jodhpur joined hands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in 1993, there were festivities throughout the year," he notes. …

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Tour Offered for Third Indian “Desert Kite Festival”

One of the richest and most rewarding kite adventures ever experienced is that of a trip into the heart of India to be a participant in the living heritage of …

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Manjha Mania in India’s Jaipur City

Japan has its kite extravaganzas such as Hammamatsu. France presents an unrivaled panoply of the sport at beautiful seaside Dieppe in Normandy. But for sure brio the Makar Sankranti fetival …

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