Breakfast by the Bay

Four tiny vadas, and one sticky, steaming hot idli, eaten at a stall, sitting on a narrow bench that had turned black with dirt and grime, with just a few street kids playing across the road, and the family of three -- mother, father, son, -- taking turns at the stove, the tap, and the …

What is my worth?

What is my worth and how do I calculate it? My bank account says I have a couple of hundred thousands – is that my worth?My salary statement says I make a fraction of what I used to years ago – is that my worth? The husband says he cannot do without me. The girls …

Beauty

She never thought she was ugly, on the contrary, she believed herself to be charming and pretty. Her belief lent her a poise and grace that was not easy to find in girls her age. She often admired herself -- the long slender fingers, the curvy eyelashes, the little button nose, Her eyes, she thought, …

On a Tintin Trail..

I had gone to Brussels with zero expectations. A friend, who had recently returned from there, hadn't too many good things to say. She had felt it was boring and dead, and too cold. But my tickets were done, rentals were booked and the bags had been packed, so nothing could be changed. If nothing, …

Mugaritz, Basque Country, ITC Dinner, and India: What chef Andoni thinks when he thinks food.

You may know him from the Netflix Original Series, The Final Table, or from the Michelin Guide. His restaurant, Mugaritz, located outside San Sebastián, Spain, has been on the top 10 of World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 12 consecutive years. He, meanwhile, he has retained his 2 Michelin Stars since 2006, even while keeping the …

New Year, New Trends: Where to travel and what to do in 2019

Move over predictable itineraries, it is time create new, off-beat experiences Luxury at the beach. The first image that comes to mind when you think of a beach is that of crowds jostling for space. But what if you could have the whole beach to yourself? Imagine long stretches of soft sand and never ending …

Yoga, or how I learnt to beat the demons in my head.

It is clear cool morning and lukewarm rays of the sun stream into the hall illuminating it with a golden glow. As I sit there basking in the warmth of the sun, breathing deeply from one nostril and then another, I feel a sense of calm taking over me. My head is slightly light from …

This New Year Do Not Forget The Old

A version of this post appeared in The Open Road Review. A couple of days ago, I got myself a sleek, shiny, and very suave MacBook. It had been on my mind for a while, but I had been resisting the change: I did not want to let go of my old one. The old …