Category: India

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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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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Exploring Kalpa with The Grand Shamba La

"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam Be it ever so humble there is no place like home"     Of all the umpteen things travel teaches you, making…
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Reliving The Jungle book at Kanha National Park

At 6.30 am, the jungles of Kanha were buzzing with activity. Sunlight rose steadily, filtering itself through the tall Sal trees and diverged in all possible directions. Dusty, serpentine paths…
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Keoladeo National Park: A birder’s delight

A misty morning and the winter chill welcome me as I stuff my numb hands deeper in my pockets. The outline of greenery in the fog becomes clearer as I walk…
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 NH 22: One of the deadliest roads in the world

"NH 22 " reads a road sign standing aloof on the edge of a bumpy road. I roll down the car window and inhale the crisp, chilly mountain air. Breathe…
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A walk in Batseri village , Sangla 

As a kid I always dreamt of a house in the hills. The house in the hills we used to paint in class 1. With hills and a river meandering…
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Spotting Om Over the Kinner Kailash mountain range

Chocolate mousse with scoops of vanilla. Yes. Now I will add to it a dash of orange. Perfect. Oh you don't like orange? Never mind. After some time , I…
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