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My Travels

The goodness that is Gulmarg (Conde Nast Traveller)




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The first taste of paradise – Srinagar (Conde Nast Traveller)




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On ticking off the Northern Lights from my bucket list and other stories from Lapland




This article appeared in the March 2015 issue of Hi Blitz So overcome was I with anxiety tinged with just a bit of superstition, that in the days that followed my decision to travel to Lapland, I was afraid to reveal to my friends that my real purpose of heading towards the Arctic Circle was … Continue reading »






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Oh ghosts, gothic buildings, castles and cafes: A break in mesmerising Edinburgh




I was to write from Edinburgh but I got lazy. This isn’t unexpected, as you all know by now. This introspective process of writing belongs to people who are content with retiring to quietude to reflect and ponder. How was I to find any quiet time when my companion on my trip was my mother? … Continue reading »






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An English summer and the unbearable confusion of wanting to do too much




“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson So well, it is another glorious summer here in London, the English summer … Continue reading »






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A letter to an NRI friend on the merits of flying Air India




I have just received an email from a second generation Canadian friend of Indian origin, who is coming to India after several decades. She intends to travel across the motherland to acquaint herself with the new India and asks for my assistance in doing so. India has a sizable buffet of airlines, she is told and Nadia … Continue reading »






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Winter in London and other happy things




My love affair with London continues. We are in the thick of winter, cold winds beat against the window of our room at night and it rains intermittently during the day adding a piercing chill to the air. Still my love for this city, if one can call it that, only grows. I hesitate from … Continue reading »






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On meeting Fareed Zakaria and surreal dreams of feral cats.




    My tryst with that brave cheetah that graced the roof of my jeep in Masai Mara two months ago has earned me some kind of undeserved fame in certain circles. In more than a few dinner parties since my return from Kenya, I have been introduced as “that girl who was bold enough … Continue reading »






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On playing with fire and close encounters with the FDNY in New York.




Today was an eventful day. We almost tasted our fifteen minutes of fame courtesy the spouse, in New York, Warhol’s own city, no less. It so happened that the spouse decided to fix the older one some breakfast this morning since I was busy running an errand with the younger one, not far from our … Continue reading »






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About Ashley Madison, Tinder, illicit love and some more updates from New York




There is so much going on in NYC that I am surprised I find any time to write at all. It is not uncommon to run into people one knows from Bombay when in London but there is less likelihood of that happening in New York City owing to its size and population. You can … Continue reading »






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