A Journey to the end of the Indian Subcontinent.

The sea sprays a generous sprinkle of salt water on my feet even as tiny fish wriggle in the clear current underneath. The wide canvas in front of me displays shades of blue I did not know existed; a lone ship at the horizon completes the perfect picture. As I stand at the edge of …

Take a break; learn something new.

Our lives forever keep us on the move; our minds meanwhile are working round the clock. With work, home, family, and responsibilities increasing every day, taking time to just be is becoming harder for everyone. But taking a break to rest and rejuvenate is as essential as working and fulfilling commitments. That is where holidays …

Tredelnik, Beer, Goulash: How Prague Feeds the Hungry Soul

At 1:30 in the afternoon we are as hungry as we are tired. Our feet are blistered, our bellies are rumbling, and we seem to have no energy to explore the city we had been looking forward to most. Travelling on a budget comes with its share of challenge and compromising on good food sometimes …

Books, Cities, and Stories.

Sixteen years before man landed on Moon, Tintin had already shown us what the moon looked like. Julius Verne took us Around The World In Eighty Days at a time when people hardly ever left their homes; closer home The Ramayana and Mahabharata showed us not only parts of India but also foreign lands. Books …

Solo Travel: And Why All Women Should Do It.

Wind in my hair, spring in my step, joy in my heart, and a song on my lips – I clearly remember every sensation of my first solo vacation ten years ago. I was slightly anxious, a little nervous, but happy nonetheless—and relieved to be alone for a change. As a new mother overwhelmed by …

Lebua Lucknow: changing the way the city eats – and lives.

The Lucknow I left behind in 2001 was a sleepy town. The youth, like me, would call it 'best if both the worlds' perhaps to cover up for its small townness and lack of any fun things. The only nightlife I'd heard of were parties that Akhilesh Yadav threw - he was a young man …

Mughal Gardens — A Spring Tradition

Thousands of tulips, hundreds of lilies, beds full of roses, and acres of dahlias – if there is one place that defines spring, it is the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, these gardens have been ushering in spring in the capital for decades. …

Flying Air India, or Shopping in a Seconds sale?

Travelling in air India is like shopping at a seconds sale. You walk into the shop knowing you're going to buy a compromised product, but you are happy nonetheless because the white shirt that you had wanted so badly, will, perhaps, be within your budget now. Even though it may have some insignificant flaws. It's …