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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History and Art by the Sea – Kochi

The 2017 edition of Labour Day fell on a Monday, which meant that it would be a long weekend for the working class. Since most of my weekends involve my sitting in my room and binge-listening to 90’s songs while pampering Ginger, the resident kitty, I decided that I need to step out of the…

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A Weekend at Puducherry

Mustard-yellow mansions and bougainvillea facades, calm-inducing ashrams and history-resurrecting museums, sandy feet and sun-kissed skin – this pretty much sums up my weekend at Puducherry.

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Glimpses of an Era – Mahabalipuram

A while ago, my friends and I were invited to attend a two-day wedding in Chennai. While the wedding was festive and quite enjoyable, we sneaked out early on day two to return home, for various reasons. I hitched a ride back with two of my friends since they were driving, and we decided to stop…

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Christmas At The Lake

Christmas vacation for the family translates into several things – tinsel decor, sweaters, homemade sweets and munchies, midnight Mass and grandma’s place. We’ve probably skipped just one or two Christmases at grandma’s; it is an unwritten family rule that we ought to spend whatever few days us working class can manage to find, in serene Chikmagalur.

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Delightfully Yours, Delhi and Agra

The sudden drop in Bangalore’s temperature took me back to the cold winter of early ’13, and in particular, the frosty weather in Delhi. My family and I had taken a mini-vacation to visit my dad who was working in Delhi at that time – we toured around the heritage sites of Delhi and Agra, stuffing…

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Sweet Escape – Goa and Shettihalli

I’m no travel guru. Sure, I love to visit new places, explore cities, savor in the details of ancient structures and marvel at the aesthetic pleasures that Nature sometimes throws at us when we least expect Her to. I guess I just have a deep appreciation for the uncharted, the seldom visited and quite simply,…

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