Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

[addtoany]An implausible scent concocted from the grime on the streets of Market Square blending with that of nutmeg and cinnamon from the spice vendors is characteristic of the experience one can expect on this steamy tropical island—Grenada. It is part of the windward chain...
Doing Goa Differently

Doing Goa Differently

[addtoany]Recently, I visited Goa for the fifth time. The first visit was a school trip right after my exams, so naturally there was a lot of excitement—we covered  typical tourist haunts like the old churches in Panjim, the beaches and flea markets in the north, and all the...
Of Frescoes, Havelis and Adventure!

Of Frescoes, Havelis and Adventure!

[addtoany]There was a faint whisper of a song coming from afar. Draped within the folds of a warm blanket, I strain my ears to try and catch the tune. I was ensconced n the warmth of an artistically decorated room adorned with frescoes within a refurbished century-old haveli...
Fifty Shades of Green and More in Switzerland

Fifty Shades of Green and More in Switzerland

[addtoany]The journey begins when the airline stewardess sets a tray of Swiss chocolates in front of you. I chose one tiny piece, even though the whole tray looked scrumptious enough to eat. The chocolate melts in my mouth and hits a sweet spot—the Swiss experience begins in...
From Leh To Lamayuru

From Leh To Lamayuru

[addtoany]Here in the valley of the Indus, the sharp peaks of the Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges pierce the sky like jagged swords. The Indus River flows through the high Ladakhi plateau swiftly, sculpting the greater Himalayan landscape. Fifty million years ago, the Indian plate...
A Birthday Trek in the Himalayas

A Birthday Trek in the Himalayas

[addtoany]When I turned 60 in January 2016, the thought crossed my mind: what did I want to do with the rest of my life? My father and mother were recently deceased; I had more time than before for reflection. I had left India at 23 to study and eventually settle in the United...