Feast, Le Meridien

When I received an invitation from the well known Baap of all Apps Askme.com for a Foodies Meetup I thought why not try out the array of dishes at The Feast...

Dravida's Bistro

Being a Tamilian married to a Malayali the south Indian genes runs through our family. Day in and out Tamilnadu and Kerala dishes are cooked in the kitchen. Whenever I visit...

Villas of Summer Sands

I walked barefoot on the sea shore of Ullal. It had been quite late by the time I arrived in Ullal and the sun had already set leaving behind glimpses of...

Sunrise at Halebid

An edited version of this article was published in The Hindu on 28th March’15 I waited outside the premises of the Hoysaleshwar Temple that had long stood the test of times....

Kaup Beach

I had reached South Kanara or Dakshin Kannada which was part of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Mangaluru or Mangalore was earlier called Mangalapuram after the presiding deity of the city Mangaladevi....

Gudi padwa

Gudi Padwa is the first day in a Maharashtrian calendar in the month of Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada. It is the New Year for the Maharashtrians and they do sure celebrate it with...

Tawang Market

I love to visit markets whenever I visit any new place. It gives a great insight to the produce of the region, local food and the culture of the region. The...

Marigold by Green Park

My trip to Hyderabad in January’15 was more like an impromptu decision one that was decided couple of days before the travel. This one was with hubby dear and my first...

Mimisal Fish Market

I was in the arid land of Chettinad when I decided to explore the coastal area around Karakudi. Thanks to the folks at The Bangala they drove me down to Mimisal 43...

Park in Prashanti Lodge

APPROACH & ACCOMODATION The Prashanti Lodge is based in Bhalukpong town towards the Assam state. I stayed in this hotel when I was returning from Arunachal Pradesh. This town lies in both...

Chettinad Lunch at The Bangala

During my visit to the land of Chettiars – Chettinad I stayed at The Bangala a heritage boutique resort for a week and scouted all around the villages of Karaikudi. During my...

A Chettinad House

An edited version of this article was published in the February’15 issue of  Travel + Leisure India and Southasia magazine as Chettinad’s treasure chest   A beautiful Kolam (Rangoli) welcomed the visitors...

Sunset in Arabian Sea

An edited version of this article was published in the Feb’15 Vistara in-flight magazine. The waves lapped at my feet as the golden disc slipped down the horizon. The sky was...

Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough goes a popular quote by Rabindranath Tagore. When you are in the company of nature nothing beats those moments of...

Firdaus Shaikh

The first time I met Firdaus Shaikh it was at the Duster 4WD drive to Lavasa near Pune. She was the only female to have driven the beast all alone but...