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


Sunday, March 25, 2018

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


Sunday, March 25, 2018

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


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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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