KeralaTravelDiaries, Travel

Travel Diaries: When I lived in a Treehouse for a day

Read about my stay in a Treehouse in the rainforests of Wayanad, Kerala at the Vythiri resorts. It was the highlight of my travel – one that I will never forget… Read More Travel Diaries: When I lived in a Treehouse for a day

My View

My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Well here is another new year that’s rolled in and to me it feels that it rolled in a bit too fast! As usual, the “what’s your resolution” refrain rang out all around! Got me thinking – what were my last year’s??? AAAAHEEEMMMM!!! Cant remember now! So then should I make new ones? (damn the… Read More My New Year’s Resolutions – tell me yours!

Food Bytes

When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were… Read More When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Food Bytes, Travel

5 must visit cafes in Goa | Travel Review |

“And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.” – J. K. Rowling While planning the Goa trip, the gourmet offerings of this beach city were top of our list to explore. Needless to say, we researched some… Read More 5 must visit cafes in Goa | Travel Review |

My View

Long Nights of Literature

Recently attended a very novel and “hatke” concept of “speed dating with literature” at the Spanish Institute in Connaught Place. It was an excellent evening of literature with readings by several well established poets/authors/playwriters from India and Europe. The concept was designed in such a manner that groups of audiences were to be read to… Read More Long Nights of Literature

Travel, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

On the trail of kumaoni food in Uttarakhand! | Travel Tales |

Tasting a typical Kumaoni meal in Khabrar to get an idea of what the local cuisine is all about was a delightful adventure for our palate.… Read More On the trail of kumaoni food in Uttarakhand! | Travel Tales |

Food Bytes, Travel

Note from Banaras – A jaunt through kachori gali

Yesterday evening I went pickle shopping in Banaras with our erstwhile and very resourceful guide who took me to a lane called kachori gali. And there was this Willy Wonka’ s version of a pickle shop with all kinds of sweet and savoury preparations in huge glass jars -some were yesteryear friends like mango, chilies,… Read More Note from Banaras – A jaunt through kachori gali

Food Bytes, Travel

Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

A visit to the annual Pushkar fair (held during the month of November) had been much awaited from my end for years. 2013 was the year when the wait was over and I finally got an opportunity to join a group of photographers who were traveling there. Most people came back with multi-pronged images of… Read More Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

Travel

Travel Tales: Hampi- soul amidst the ruins !! (Day-2)

27th March 2011 – Our Day-2 at Hampi began at about 6 in the morning; we decided to head out to the river to get a glimpse of the sunrise before the boat service can take us across. The sun was rising up and afforded us an opportunity to shoot some pictures. While waiting for the boatman… Read More Travel Tales: Hampi- soul amidst the ruins !! (Day-2)

KarnatakaTravelDiaries, Travel

Southern Sojourn to Somnathpur Temple | Travel Tales |

Somnathpur Temple 26th January 2011 – Ek raasta… Do rahi… aha aha!! That’s what we ( Sravanti and me) both felt like on the early morning of 26th jan 2011 when we set out for a road trip to Somnathpur in southern Karnataka. We hit Kanakpura road by 7.00 a.m. and were delighted by the… Read More Southern Sojourn to Somnathpur Temple | Travel Tales |