Category: Travel

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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