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Kapu – a delightful beach in South India


Sunday, March 25, 2018

About 15 kms south of Udupi (on the way to Mangalore) lies a delightful strip of sand and surf called Kapu. I had come to Udupi to meet my nephew, who studies at the Manipal Institute of Technology. One morning during ...

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The magic of Malabar


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Though few people know this, the northern part of Kerala has as much to offer a traveler as its southern counterpart. Ask anybody about Kerala, and you are likely to hear about its backwaters and houseboats, its swaying palms, its ...

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Bengaluru to Agumbe: Rains and akka’s abode


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A village enveloped in thick, white fog, the monsoon, and memories of ‘Malgudi Days’. This story first appeared in Mint on Aug 26, 2016 under the section 'Weekend Vacations'. I stepped off the bus and walked right into a white wall. Turning ...

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Temple Tales


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur is a jewel among temples. Take an early morning turn and discover a whole millennium of history hidden in its portals.  This story first appeared in Trujetter magazine in their September 2016 issue. In the gentle light ...

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An insider’s guide to the Margazhi festival in Chennai


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How you can experience the unique annual festival of Carnatic music and classical dance. This story first appeared in Conde Nast Traveller on December 16, 2016. (https://www.cntraveller.in/story/insiders-guide-margazhi-festival-chennai/#s-custvenn-pongal) Bombay Jayshri (aka Bombay Jayshri Ramnath) (center) sings with her ensemble during a Carnatic music concert.  The ...

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History through art: Chennai to Kochi


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A town that becomes a canvas for artists. This story first appeared in Mint on January 19, 2017 under the section 'Weekend Vacations'. Aspinwall House Fort Kochi is not a place you visit just once in a lifetime. This former Portuguese and Dutch ...

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