Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s Missile Man, went on to become a most accessible and inspirational figure as President of India from 2002 to 2007. While we celebrate him, we must not overlook his errors of omission and commission.
Why all this fuss about a sacred grove? The one at Oorani near Puducherry is actually a fragment of forest, arguably the last surviving example of its kind in the region. This unique forest ecosystem now goes by the name, Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF).
Since January 2014, I’ve inked nearly a hundred cartoons for Arathi Menon’s amazing Wednesday series ‘Nothing Beastly About It’. Here’s a gallery of favourites from the bestiary
In Salalah, southeastern Oman, marvel at how Biblical kings and ancient civilizations bowed to the frankincense tree
A new gin craze, powered by Australian indigenous botanicals, is bubbling up Down Under. Kangaroo Island Spirits is leading the charge.
Icewine with a warm heart – the story of Inniskillin at Niagara-on-the-Lake
To a visitor, the vast stretch of water that is Marina Barrage appears to be little more than a playground and leisure spot. After all, it offers a stellar view of Marina Bay, with the leisure resort of Marina Bay Sands, the Float at Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer. Don’t be misled by the picnicking families, anglers and kite-fliers. Marina Barrage is much more. It is Singapore’s fifteenth reservoir and its most ambitiously conceived technological solution to its water woes.
Tea-tasting and the zoo are among 5 must-dos for the first-time visitor in Darjeeling
If you’re thinking of a road trip along the ECR, make sure your stay complements your experiences. These heritage hotels will make all the difference
The story goes that the secret of Barossa’s Whispering Wall was whispered quite by accident quite near the end of its construction in 1902.