Thimphu Travel Guide: A complete itinerary

    You have made up your mind.  The temptation is too hard to resist. There are pretty mountains, prettier people.    No traffic signals.  Quaint, colourful architecture with dainty…
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Finding Shiva in the caves of Pachmarhi

It was my second day in Pachmarhi. At 9.30 in the morning, I was all set to visit the famous Jatta Shankar caves. As Saeeb, our guide led the way,…
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Things to do around Sharjah

A love affair with Sharjah had already commenced and there was too much to see, marvel at and be awed of in this Emirate. In the days that followed, daily excursions near…
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Reasons to Visit Hong Kong this Summer

In May 2012, I had a chance to visit Hong Kong. Sadly, it coincided with the start of my career in advertising and I had to give it a miss.…
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For the love of Andamans

At the slightest mention of Andamans these days I break into a smile. The scorching weather of Mumbai melts momentarily in the sublime memories of the island where forests enchant…
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Kochi Diaries: Stories from the Streets

I have less than 6 hours to explore Kochi. No, this post is not about what you can do in 6 hours in Kochi. This is about all the goof…
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The Varanasi Food Guide

The puris swam in the sweltering hot kadhai while the Aloo Sabzi was being hastily filled in the 'dunas' ( bowls made from leaves). In any corner of Varanasi, this breakfast…
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Tata Tigor: the Quirky Styleback

The Quirky Wanderer absolutely loves road trips. There isn’t a greater joy than planning a road trip from scratch and exploring your country at your own pace and comfort. For…
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Andaman Diaries: Jolly Buoy Island, Corals and Dolphins

Our orange and green boat, MV Belle made its way to the Jolly Buoy island cutting through the placid waters of the Wandoor jetty.   The reflections of the lush…
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