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Doors Of Southern India: A journey with Tata Pravesh

We travel to learn and sometimes, unlearn. We travel to open the doors to the unknown and cherish the known. There are explorations that we undertake to know a region well, to get acquainted with a different culture, to meet people, to gorge on delectable food. Then there are explorations…

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Reasons to love Myanmar

The clouds cleared as I peered outside the plane window, revealing patches of green. Golden stupas stand tall, scattered intermittently in the green mesh. I have travelled to Myanmar in a lush green morning of the year 1104. Aerial view of Mandalay “Welcome to the land of Golden pagoda”,  the foreigner…

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A meditative trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan

My mind knows I can’t do it. It’s an arduous trek. With poor stamina levels and a sorrowful state of health, I try to convince myself that it is perfectly okay if I don’t attempt the six hour treacherous journey. Tiger’s Nest Trek Base But of course there is a…

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Memories of Mauritius: A Personal Essay

Dolphins glided past our boat, as we saw ten-fifteen fins on the surface of the ocean off the west coast of Mauritius. We squealed in delight watching them as the…
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Stories from West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong: Where Modern Architecture meets history

What are my biggest motivators to travel? Architecture. Art. Crafts. Local shopping. Doors. Stories. Offbeat places. Offbeat perspectives. Colours. People. History. Culture. Not necessarily in this order, but this pretty…
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Finding my Rhythm in Lonavala: A birding staycation

I came back to Mumbai after a year of living in a village: first in Goverdhan, then in Jia in Kullu, Himachal. The moment I landed, my heart sank. The…
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Offbeat Odisha: Mayurbhanj and the Regal Belgadia Palace

In the vast expanse of paddies, migratory birds chirped incessantly. Not very far, local women thresh rice outside their mud huts. Rural Odisha boasts of one of the most pristine…
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Vocal for Local: Local arts and crafts of India

In a tiny town called Pipli in Odisha, last December, I struck a conversation with a stranger who sat on a tailoring machine, stitching colourful pieces of Appliqué together. We…
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The Hilldaari Movement: Nestle India’s Commitment to Building Sustainable Hilltowns

It is a normal day in the life of Susheela Ji. She walks down the narrow pathway, armed with gloves in her hands, ringing doorbells of homes, collecting waste, and…
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Quirky Wanderer Bride: An Unconventional Pre-wedding shoot

“Do you want to do a cliche, run of the mill, conventional pre-wedding shoot?” I asked my social media-shy fiance, (knowing the answer). “Can I please not be in front…
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A Guide to Vegetarian food in Greece

In the tiny alleys of the island of Crete in Greece, the sun’s rays fell dramatically on the long, wooden table of Hanim Lounge. Here in the quiet of the…
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Exploring Kutch during Rann Utsav: A complete guide

Folk tunes fill the air as the sun is ready to dive into the infiniteness of the white desert of Kutch. It is a chilly evening but the classic backdrop…
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