Hampi – A Quest for Ancient Tales and Lost Kingdoms

The city of Bidjanagar is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen such a place like it, and the ear of intelligence has never been informed that there existed anything to equal it in the world. – Abdur Razzak, Ambassador from Persia Vijayanagara – City of Victory. An empire long erased; all that…

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6 Lessons That Travel Teaches Us

If I were asked a few years ago why I like to travel, my response would most definitely have been – “To have fun.” “I’m bored, I need change”. Sure, the thrill of hopping onto a train and journeying to a new destination to escape the mundane is gratifying. However, as the years rolled by,…

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A Food-Lover’s Guide to Greece

Ah, Greek food! Just the thought of a warm filo pastry with a mizithra cheese stuffing and a cup of dark Greek coffee brings back near-perfectly preserved memories of sights, sounds, and aromas from a two-week holiday in this delightful country in May.

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A Hellenic Holiday – How to Explore Greece in Two Weeks

Tucked between the Aegean and Ionian Seas, Greece – the cradle of Western civilization – offers more than what meets the eye. It is a nation steeped in art, culture and history, a product of myths and facts, an exquisite example of the aftermath of volcanic eruptions, a land battling economic crises, and the home…

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How a Weekend in Idukki Changed Us

They say that Nature is the greatest teacher, her immense patience visible in the time a fruit seed takes to sprout, her might manifested in the sheer height of oak trees, her kindness displayed in the sweet familial chirps from a sparrow’s nest, her mirth and beauty visible in the playful flutter of a butterfly’s…

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Chasing Coffee Trails in Coorg

Taking a break from the monotony of daily routine is always a good idea. Change is a necessity; else we will find ourselves stuck in the humdrumness of every day. Travelling is a wonderful way to ensure that such change is always a part of our lives. But what if three out of four from…

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Rendezvous With New York

A little over a year ago, I extended my two-week work-trip to include a week of holidaying in New York City. Looking back, I have mixed feelings. I think I visited the urban delight at a wrong time – a bitter winter, snow days, apprehension in the air due to recent political events are just…

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