48 Hours in the City of Lights

Paris. The world capital of fashion, art, food and literature, home to wide tree lined boulevards, quaint crêpe stands, chic boutiques, classy art galleries and of course, iconic sights. The idea of covering the city in just two days seems impossible. But it isn’t. With a little thought and planning, you can make the most …

Paris: The Moveable Feast

A group of young men and women dressed in running gear practiced diligently on a quiet street, cheering each other loudly. The street was empty but for the odd vehicle that silently passed by. The sun had started to set, casting its golden glow on the athletes and the surroundings; the sky, meanwhile, turned a …

Oh! The places you’ll go — 2017 a year in Travel.

If there was one thing I did in 2017, it was travel. Mostly across the country, sometimes across continents. I travelled on the first day of the year, and the last, and also many, many days in between. I went to some old places, and many, new ones. Which then were my favourite? 1. How …

Disneyland: A Place Where Dreams Come True

While the classic Paris is something we all know -- and dream -- about, there is another, more fun part of Paris that often gets neglected. This part, a few miles off the main city, is as dreamy, as beautiful, and as classic -- in its own way. And it is called Disneyland. A place …

Flânerie: The Art of People-Watching in Paris

While people from world over go to see Paris, Paris enjoys seeing people.   People watching is serious business for Parisians. Whether it is sitting by the Seine watching the boats cruise by -- and waving at the tourists occasionally, or sipping espresso from tiny mugs while smoking cigarette after cigarette -- and smiling at …

Glimpses of Paris

When it was built, the Eiffel Tower was a temporary exhibit and was to be taken down. But the creator, Gustav Eiffel found ways to keep the tower in use. He created a weather laboratory, a military watch tower, and a radio station atop the mammoth spire. Ultimately, the tower stayed. Such was its grandeur …

Soirée à Paris

Two days in Paris and I had not yet taken my camera out. I had been lugging it around alright, but was so awestruck that I was not sure if I should soak in the city in or take pictures. I chose the former. Then, this evening, while returning from the Seine cruise, at about …