Category Archives: Travel

Sardines in Paradise

Here is this month’s column for First City magazine. Comments more than welcome. ————————————— Sardines in Paradise When you imagine great road trips, I’ll wager that sitting hunched up in a Tata Sumo cheek-by-jowl with nine other passengers isn’t one of … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect of Kaziranga

As of this month, I begin a monthly column for First City, Delhi’s primary city magazine, on my travels in northeast India. Since First City doesn’t seem to believe in having a website, here is the first article. Comments more than welcome. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Surface by Siddhartha Deb

My review of Siddhartha Deb’s Surface, that appeared in this month’s India Today Travel Plus. My brief was to focus on the travel aspects of the book. And it was eventually published with the title “Beyond the Surface”. Comments welcome. ——————— Pursuing the … Continue reading

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Lilting, Lulling Ranikhet

An article in The Hindu on the possibilities of a weekend getaway from Delhi to Ranikhet.

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Mixed Feelings about Mist

An unpublished poem ——————————– Naukuchiyatal. Mist dweller I have mixed feelings about mist. Because it obscures. Two weeks ago, It prevented me from seeing the Trishul and Nanda Devi peaks from Mukteshwar It prevented me from reading while settled in … Continue reading

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Zanzibar

A travelogue on Zanzibar, first published in Outlook Traveller in 2004 but no longer online. ————————– Zanzibar Whoosh! I broke the surface, arms flailing, looking wildly around. Where were they? All I could see was the open ocean, and the … Continue reading

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Living High, Living Low in Tanzania

After returning from Tanzania in the summer of 2003, I wrote a long essay, which was then adapted by Travel Mag. This is the link to the adapted essay.

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Straight from Down Under

An essay in Rediff.com about my travels in Australia

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The Aura of Lord’s

An essay in Rediff.com on a trip to the Lords Cricket Ground in London  

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