May 24, 2010
A Bangladeshi journalist has scaled the Mount Everest, becoming the first person from the country to conquer the world’s highest peak. “Musa Ibrahim has scaled the Mount Everest...
May 15, 2010
As the little-known Zanskar valley in Jammu and Kashmir comes out of its geographic isolation, momentous changes are afoot which touch everyday lives. Ordinary but enterprising people, like Tashi Dorjai, are showing that with change also comes unique opportunities, and the realisation of dreams never possible before...
May 12, 2010
Leh, a high-altitude paradise is the perfect destination for sight seeing as well as for a taste of adventure
May 2, 2010
Man has been building in statuesque, grandiose and ornate architectural styles since the time stone was quarried and bricks fired. Imagination, force of will, ornamentation and sheer celebra...
April 10, 2010
The Wenwu Temple made me do a double take. After hours of driving through little villages and narrow mountain roads, I'd thought this temple that stood on the north-eastern shore of the Sun...
November 20, 2009
USP: Green holiday Nestled in the foothills of the Bababudangiri range, with the massive Mullayangiri peak towering over it is the town of Chikmaga...
November 13, 2009
Tiger Hill Road, Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty
USP: Rambling walks, cosy comfort and a fantastic view
There are fresh flowers in the room they call Si...
November 1, 2009
The sky was steely grey, the earth startling green. Strong gusts of wind swept the verdant slopes. Clouds hurried past, kissing the top of one hill and moving on to another. I savoured the misty ta...
September 12, 2009
My friend Chandra has a long list. It is of places where she wants her ashes scattered. It ranges from under a jacaranda tree, in the shade of a morning glory, by the duck pond, in a spice forest?a...
July 19, 2009
The fragrance of sweet incense and the silence enveloped me, and I knelt for a long time, just breathing in the quietness and the strange perfume.
May 21, 2010
More than a century old, La Maison is set in the midst of about six acres of tea gardens, hedged by steep hillside, with its very own waterfall.
May 12, 2010
Meghalaya is one of the most exciting places, rich in tribal culture and natural beauty. »
May 12, 2010
Four women put their work, books, worries and their monotonous routines aside to take a trip which would go down as a high point in memory lane. My cousin, who was visiting from Australia, was hell...
April 16, 2010
USP: Silences and scenic views
Sitting in a pool of darkness and silence can be addictive. I have just watched the sun disappear s...
POOVAR, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM DISTRICT,
December 11, 2009
OVER THE HILLUSP: Tune in to birdsong The one-hour drive to Poovar passes by in a flash if you keep your nose pressed to the car window. For once you leave Thiruvanantha...
November 14, 2009
Aflight to Kolkata, then by rail to New Jalpaiguri, and from there by ‘share taxi’ to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim — that’s where we met our first Sikkimese friend Priya,...
November 10, 2009
What did set the excitement rolling was a thrilling ride in a water taxi on the Zambezi to our resort, The Royal Livingstone. Before I alighted on to the resort’s bank, I could spot small islands strewn along the length of the river that was home to hippos and elephants. Some 300 metres away was a huge cloud of smoke arising from what looked like the end of the river. I was wrong; it wasn’t smoke but the spray from the famed Victoria Falls. »
October 4, 2009
A treacherous terrain, incessant rain and the breathtaking ghats greet climbers to Vellingiri Hills
September 5, 2009
Ananda Soak away your cares at this majestic spa in the Himalayas