Kuldhara – An Untold Tale of Ruins

Kuldhara

Many a times, ancient ruins are referred to as hauntingly beautiful. We don’t really realize this often, but referring to ruins as beautiful really overshadows the pain and sadness that must have enveloped the place after it really turned into a ruin. Sometime back, I visited what remains of the ancient settlement of Kuldhara, near Jaisalmer. … [Read more…]

Drive around Yas Island in a Ferrari

My first memories of an F1 race are all about fighting for the remote. While my brother watched those racing cars , sometimes, banging into each other, I always wanted to put a stop to this madness and instead watch Cartoon Network. There was almost always a fight, which I won sometimes, and on others … [Read more…]

Knocking History’s Doors at Karla and Bhaja Caves

Seven years ago when I was living in Pune, I came to know about ancient rock caves located in Lonavla. As ignorant as I was that time, I decided to skip these marvels created out of sheer rock on each of my quarterly trips to the chikki-town. In my defence, I really had zero interest … [Read more…]

The Adventure That Was 2016

2016 was beauty. It gave me  experiences of lifetime, memories for keeps and souvenirs to cherish. And I got to meet Mr Khan a couple of times, shake hands with him, and live the crazy fan-girl moment by not letting his hand go, extracting a dimpled smile and a look into my eyes. 2016, you’ve been … [Read more…]

Bring In the New Year at London with British Airways

There are not enough words in the dictionary to  describe the feelings I have for London. Call me mad if you must, but London to me is real love of  the truly, madly, deeply kind, one which consumes you with all the passion that’s possible. If you understand falling in love with cities, probably you will … [Read more…]

Delhi To Madrid With Air India

Air India is set to connect Delhi with Madrid, the capital of Spain, with a non-stop flight from December 1st, 2016. This direct flight, operating thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday with a B787 Dreamliner, will offer connections to a number of European destinations. With a convenient departure at 1425 hrs from Delhi and arrival … [Read more…]

A Dreamy Aerial View of The Taj – The Taj Balloon Festival, Agra

Taj Balloon Festival

Flashback to a theatre in Pune, year 2009. The movie Up played on screen and with my eyes wide open, I nurtured a dream of flying in a hot air balloon just like the protagonist of this evergreen movie. Turns out, dreams do come true, the Universe does conspire to make them a reality, if only … [Read more…]

Scintillating Tales of the Courtesans of Old Delhi – A Heritage Walk by Dr. Navina Jafa

I had the pleasure to walk around Shahjahanabad or Old Delhi with heritage specialist Dr Navina Jafa a few weeks ago. The selected thematic trajectory was on the heritage and history of tawa’ifs, the geishas of yesteryears. Dr Jafa is a master storyteller and with her research of more than 15 years on the courtesans of India, this … [Read more…]

A Surreal Holiday at Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa

2016 began with a New Year resolution to travel far and wide. Atleast a trip a month that includes seeing a country and a state I haven’t been to before was part of the pact and I am happy I could manage the mammoth task that I signed up for. One February afternoon, Air Asia announced … [Read more…]