The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

After TBEXStockholm, VisitSweden had organised a 2-night/3-day fam trip to Luleå for us. In Gammelstad, a restaurant we dined in blew my mind! This is an account of that experience by a non-food blogger! Here’s a candid admission (and the food-lovers are welcome to shower me with brickbats) – I normally do not write about food. In fact, for me, food is a necessary evil we have to waste time on during our travels. In my nomadic stints, I make…

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Radar – JetWings International – July 2016

Radar – JetWings International – July 2016

Radar – JetWings International – July 2016 This month, my image of Charminar, Hyderabad has been carried in JetWings’ regular BW section called Radar. Few structures in the world can boast about being the centrepiece around which a city developed. The Charminar in Hyderabad is one such example. Over 400 years ago, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty and founder of Hyderabad, commissioned this awe-inspiring monument that has now become the city’s icon. It…

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Mauritius for FUN (Part II)

Mauritius for FUN (Part II)

In the last issue, you had read about my first three days in Mauritius (You may read it here). This edition brings you my exploits from the rest of the trip – Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN (Part II). For Part-I, click here! Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN (Part II) On our fourth morning in Mauritius, we were looking forward to a spectacular sunrise. The sun did appear, but only momentarily. It decided to peep out from…

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A WALK DOWN HISTORY – KUMBHALGARH

A WALK DOWN HISTORY – KUMBHALGARH

My article on Kumbhalgarh has appeared in July 2016 issue of JetWings, the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways. SURROUNDED BY THE MIGHTY ARAVALLI MOUNTAINS SITS THE SPLENDID KUMBHALGARH FORT IN RAJASTHAN. A WALK DOWN HISTORY – KUMBHALGARH Looking at a knee-high stone structure that resembled a small temple and housed a couple of vermillion-covered stone idols, I was intrigued and asked my guide about it. He told me it was the Bhairon Temple, and noticing my raised eyebrows added, “No….

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The Unsung Kashmir

The Unsung Kashmir

Just a couple of days back, my Photo Feature on offbeat destinations of Kashmir went online on Condenast Traveller’s site. To view it on CNTI site, click here. The Photo Feature is reproduced here: The Unsung Kashmir: While Kashmir may have been making the news for wrong reasons lately, it undoubtedly has been Bollywood’s darling location for film shoots for many decades. Little wonder visitors have already explored whatever there was to explore here. Or have they? Here is a glimpse…

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Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN

Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN

Recently, Mauritius Tourism had invited me to visit the Island nation. Though it was my third visit there, this weeklong visit left a life-long impression. I am privileged to share the experience with you. Since it was a packed fun-filled itinerary, the story is being shared in two parts. The fun in the itinerary prompted me to aptly title the story as Mauritius – A 9-lettered word for FUN. Here’s Part-I of my Mauritius story that appears in June 2016 issue…

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My Article – Enter the Illusion

My Article – Enter the Illusion

Recently, Mauritius Tourism had invited me to visit that Island nation. During this trip, I also visited Curious Corner, an illusion-filled abode in Southwest Mauritius. My account of this visit appeared in BLink – the weekend Magazine of The Hindu’s Business Line. The published article is reproduced below. My Article – Enter the Illusion A house in the southwest corner of Mauritius is the most intriguing tribute to Dutch artist MC Escher. Through his works, MC Escher, Dutch artist and…

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Radar – Regular BW Image section – JetWings

Radar – Regular BW Image section – JetWings

I have been contributing to Radar (Regular BW Image Section of JetWings) for sometime now. This is the first time that in both editions of JetWings (Domestic as well as International), my images are featuring. This ‘First’ has happened in May 2016 issues of these publications! JetWings International has my image of St. Basil’s Cathedral from Moscow, while JetWings Domestic carries my image of Largest Chicken Bowls from Lampang, a town that’s located just over a 100 km from Chiang…

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Is this the world’s most stunning metro?

Is this the world’s most stunning metro?

Here’s my newest story in Conde Nast Traveller India. It is on Moscow Metro – Is this the World’s Most Stunning Metro? 81 years ago, things went underground in the Russian capital. Let’s have a look at the World’s Most Stunning Metro Envisioned by Stalin as ‘Palaces for the Proletariat’, the Moscow Metro comprises around 200 stations and snakes across 330 mind-numbing kilometers. Little wonder then, that the metro boasts grand columns, majestic glass panels, and stunning murals. Despite its…

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Krishna – My Friend!

Krishna – My Friend!

In March 2016, I had been accorded the privilege of covering Krishna Ras Times Passion Trail by The Time of India. A much-abridged version of this appeared in TimesLife of 1st May 2016. I bring to you my detailed first hand experience of this trail under the title – ‘Krishna – My Friend!’ In for a shock! I was at Shrinathdwara. Most of us may know it by its informal name – Nathdwara – a small town around 40 km….

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When Palampur said – “Hail, Bloggers!”

When Palampur said – “Hail, Bloggers!”

A first-hand account that delves into the unsaid, the unravelled and the unexpressed of my recent trip to Palampur that was jointly facilitated by Travel Correspondents & Bloggers Group (a bloggers’ collective) and Himachal Heritage Village (a resort near Palampur). A Bloodcurdling Scream! I had barely put my head down on my arm that I rested on the back of the car seat and had just about slipped into a light stupor. Just around then, two things simultaneously happened – the car that…

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