When Travel is Not Your Cup of Tea

It is Saturday morning. You have a cup of steaming chai in one hand, and your phone in the other. You’re on Instagram, and as you scroll through your feed, an image posted by some friends – a couple you hang out with, maybe – catches your eye – a woman standing gracefully on one leg,…

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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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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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A Winter Restaurant Trail – Stamford

A two-week business-trip to Stamford, Connecticut in January – sounds delightful, doesn’t it? I mean, an almost wholly-sponsored travel opportunity to another country? Yes, please! I was obviously thrilled at this wonderful start to 2017, and while I read and researched quite a bit on where to go, what to wear, and how to commute,…

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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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