What the world should learn about meenangadi, Kerala – A village on its way to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral village

Pavithran mash consumed in the view

We settled down in the corner of a local tea shop to say our goodbyes with Kattan chai after a day of visiting sacred grooves, bamboo reserves, and tribal villages of Meenanagadi Panchayat. “Pavithran Sir, you were born and spent most of your time here…. what’s your most fav place around Meenangadi?” I asked He […]

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After the rains resort – a forest retreat in the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad

They say to experience the forest, one should close their eyes and just listen to the sounds of the forest. It was 6:30 Am, and I was at the viewpoint waiting for the sun to come out. The sky is all subtle pink and the sun somewhere behind the mist-shrouded Nilgiri mountains. As I closed my […]

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10 things I’ll teach my future Daughter about Life!

Along with Sisterhood, receptiveness, gratitude, feminism, free-thinking, compassion and a 1000 other things that I’ll teach my future daughter, these are the 10 things about travel and life! 1 . Living life in the reverse order is okay! We were always told that we should finish our education before we’re 23, find a decent job, […]

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Responsible travel – Changing the way we travel post lockdown!

Who had imagined the world coming to a standstill? The lockdown is implemented in almost all countries, and this situation has affected each one of us in one or the other way.Travel & tourism is one of the most affected sectors. As a traveller, it breaks my heart to imagine my favourite destinations now empty […]

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My Lovely Grandma

On Festivals, Lockdowns and my Lovely Grandma Festivities mean a lot, especially if you are living with your grandparents. I miss my Grandma who I can’t visit because of the Coronavirus lock-down and think of her fondly. This morning when I got up, I couldn’t help but imagine all the things my granny would do […]

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One year of quitting the corporate job – The price of living a dream!

I didn’t quit my job because I hated it! Once upon a time, the corporate life was my dream lifestyle. Meetings, work travel, chasing sales targets, ratings, raises, weekends, everything about it gave me a high. I wanted to climb up the ladder. Management books were my friends and successful CxOs were gods. I really […]

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Visiting Kutch and why Bachchan ji is right!

Kutch is a beautiful blend of colourful textiles, distinct artisans & their villages, gorgeous palaces & forts, vast countryside swathes, the great white Rann/salt desert, and of course Amitabh Bachchan ji’s endorsements. Kutch is all that and more.  It took me three visits to understand why they say ‘’Kutch nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha’’. […]

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Reminiscing the golden days of Olappamanna Mana

Her mesmerising, expressive eyes turned ferocious as she vividly translated injustice happening to women and social inequalities into a language of hand gestures (mudras), eye movements and emotions. It was more than a mere substitute to the language of words we speak; the raw outpour of emotion tugs on your heart. Just when I was […]

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PHOTO DIARY – AUTUMN IN LONDON

No spring nor summer is as elegant as Autumn! Shorter days, chilly evenings, hot coffees, cosy book stores, Christmas markets and the golden hues make the fall season very special in London. The leaves elegantly flutter on the trees, dance in the autumn air and then gracefully fall. Remembering the time spent in London during […]

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