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
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
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.
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.
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
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…
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).
In Salalah, southeastern Oman, marvel at how Biblical kings and ancient civilizations bowed to the frankincense tree
Food – there’s plenty to tantalise the senses at Adelaide’s Central Markets. Here’s an appetiser!
Travellers hurrying from Bangalore to Pondicherry seldom make a stop at Gingee, just before Tiruvannamalai. The highway cuts right through the fort’s walls. This is all that the passer-by sees of this magnificent fort, and that’s a shame.