Travel Diaries with Chef Ritwik – a brief review of a food pop-up Travel Diaries with Chef Ritwik – a brief review of a food pop-up

Travel Diaries with Chef Ritwik - a brief review of a food pop-up

One of the things I cherish when I travel is the local food I find there. Many of you may do the samRead More »
Kapu – a delightful beach in South India Kapu – a delightful beach in South India

Kapu – a delightful beach in South India

About 15 kms south of Udupi (on the way to Mangalore) lies a delightful strip of sand and surf calleRead More »
5 exciting watering holes in Bengaluru 5 exciting watering holes in Bengaluru

5 exciting watering holes in Bengaluru

For a while, it looked like the pubbing capital of India had lost its froth.  Many of the charming, Read More »
The magic of Malabar The magic of Malabar

The magic of Malabar

Though few people know this, the northern part of Kerala has as much to offer a traveler as its soutRead More »

Travel Diaries with Chef Ritwik – a brief review of a food pop-up

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One of the things I cherish when I travel is the local food I find there. Many of you may do the same. This is one of the reasons we are increasingly seeking out homestays and smaller guest houses, preferring ...

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Kapu – a delightful beach in South India

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About 15 kms south of Udupi (on the way to Mangalore) lies a delightful strip of sand and surf called Kapu. I had come to Udupi to meet my nephew, who studies at the Manipal Institute of Technology. One morning during ...

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5 exciting watering holes in Bengaluru

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For a while, it looked like the pubbing capital of India had lost its froth.  Many of the charming, old pubs that gave the city its high through the nineties had shut down. And the new ones failed to make ...

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The magic of Malabar

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Though few people know this, the northern part of Kerala has as much to offer a traveler as its southern counterpart. Ask anybody about Kerala, and you are likely to hear about its backwaters and houseboats, its swaying palms, its ...

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Bengaluru to Agumbe: Rains and akka’s abode

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A village enveloped in thick, white fog, the monsoon, and memories of ‘Malgudi Days’. This story first appeared in Mint on Aug 26, 2016 under the section 'Weekend Vacations'. I stepped off the bus and walked right into a white wall. Turning ...

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Temple Tales

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The Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur is a jewel among temples. Take an early morning turn and discover a whole millennium of history hidden in its portals.  This story first appeared in Trujetter magazine in their September 2016 issue. In the gentle light ...

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9 lovely breakfasts to have in Bengaluru

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They make good mornings better. This story first appeared in Conde Nast Traveller on August 3, 2016. (https://www.cntraveller.in/story/9-great-breakfasts-to-have-in-bengaluru/#s-custmuffets-and-tuffets-koramangala) Photo source: Getty Images Bengaluru takes its first meal of the day very seriously. For a city traditionally known for its darshinis—small, stand-up eateries—the foodscape has ...

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An insider’s guide to the Margazhi festival in Chennai

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How you can experience the unique annual festival of Carnatic music and classical dance. This story first appeared in Conde Nast Traveller on December 16, 2016. (https://www.cntraveller.in/story/insiders-guide-margazhi-festival-chennai/#s-custvenn-pongal) Bombay Jayshri (aka Bombay Jayshri Ramnath) (center) sings with her ensemble during a Carnatic music concert.  The ...

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History through art: Chennai to Kochi

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A town that becomes a canvas for artists. This story first appeared in Mint on January 19, 2017 under the section 'Weekend Vacations'. Aspinwall House Fort Kochi is not a place you visit just once in a lifetime. This former Portuguese and Dutch ...

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Colonial Lucknow

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Memories of the Sepoy Mutiny, Chikankari, and something for the palate.  This story first appeared in Mint on April 13, 2017 under the section 'Weekend Vacations'. The chota imambara. Nostalgia is a formidable force when combined with a love for travel. Lucknow had ...

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