Foodventures 2015 – The year of eating dangerously – Part 1

Foodventures 2015 – The year of eating dangerously – Part 1

Notes from a year of gourmandising. My 2015 was a year of foodventures. From Seychelles to Darjeeling to Australia to Malaysia and Goa and Bali, it’s been one heck of a full stomach

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Jaisalmer Ghotuwa – A Desert Dessert

Jaisalmer Ghotuwa – A Desert Dessert

The memory of eating the Jaisalmer Ghotuwa unspools the memory of heard songs, which unheard sound sweeter

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At Parambikulam, walking in the tracks of the Timber Train

At Parambikulam, walking in the tracks of the Timber Train

For over 50 years, the Cochin State Forest Tramway in Parambikulam denuded the forests to supply teak for building ships and railway sleepers in Britain

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Retracing Oman’s Frankincense Trail

Retracing Oman’s Frankincense Trail

What is the story of frankincense? How much is history, how much mythology and legend? In rainswept Salalah, southern Oman, I set about exploring the backstory of frankincense, the most intriguing of the gifts of the Magi. Here’s my story, published this December in Outlook Traveller. Joy to the world!

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Hungry for adventure? Then digest this!

Hungry for adventure? Then digest this!

Here’s how the spirit of adventure evolves: The twenties are for wild wandering. The thirties are for adventure. Heaven knows what the forties hold.

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On #IndiaRiversDay, a celebration of rivers

On #IndiaRiversDay, a celebration of rivers

A hashtag – #IndiaRiversDay – was getting warm on Twitter. So I dug into my archives and found some photographs of rivers that might be worth sharing.

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Exploring the grassy cliffs of Vagator, Goa

Exploring the grassy cliffs of Vagator, Goa

Those who flock to Goa merely for the beaches miss the amazing sidelights, like a morning walk among the grassy sea-cliffs of Vagator. Besides a fantastic view, there’s small wildlife, birding and fresh air to be taken in

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Four essential experiences to savour in Chettinad

Four essential experiences to savour in Chettinad

Karaikudi, in the arid heart of Tamil Nadu, is home to the Nattukottai Chettiars, the Nagarathar of Chettinad. Don’t miss these experiences when you visit

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How to put a camel on a plate

How to put a camel on a plate

Meat me in Salalah, the camel said to me in a pre-dawn dream. It was no pun but a presentiment. Ever since I first set foot in Arabia in 2011, I’ve been curious to know what camel tasted like. On my…

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Hand to Mouth – Foraging in Australia (Outlook Traveller, September 2015)

Hand to Mouth – Foraging in Australia (Outlook Traveller, September 2015)

Forage is the active verb in the Australia’s food lexicon. To celebrate the source, to hand-pick the ingredients, to experience the making and enjoyment of food

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