Travel

Chasing the Big Cat

As the sandals get huge and thick enough to blanket the sun, we slip into the quietest hour of our trek. Guards parading on our front and back signal us to walk quietly. We hush up and skip on to the grassy route not to make the feet noise. Then from nowhere a...

A River Runs Through It

Bhimeswari, in the state of Karnataka, is the only wildlife resort I have been to and I was impressed. It is a fishing camp, about a hundred kilometers from Bangalore, run by an ecotourism outfit called Jungle Lodges and Resorts. Decent accommodation, good food,...

Wagah: Enough History for One Lifetime

“That’s Wagah?” my wife Christine asked incredulously when I showed her the front page photograph of turban-clad soldiers in ceremonial dress goose-stepping on a broad esplanade with arches and fluted columns in the background. Could this be the...
Camel Safari: Call of the desert

Camel Safari: Call of the desert

We set out to Jaisalmer in search of adventure. Tales of Lawrence of Arabia journeying across the Sahara, Marco Polo sweeping across the historic silk route, a medieval trader trudging the hostile spice route, a gypsy shepherding a herd of camels, a royal caravan...

White Christmas in Singapore

  <img width=”300″ height=”300″ border=0 alt=”” align=”left” hspace=”10″ vspace=”10″ src=/directory/getdata.asp?about_id=7cab81b689045135101d63ecf73084cb-1>This question reverberated in...
Rajasthan: India’s Land of the Kings

Rajasthan: India’s Land of the Kings

  Rajasthan is India illustrated in all its fascinating colors—its tribal people, their laid-back lifestyles and cultural richness, the hilltop fortresses, the exotic fairy tale palaces, the colorful bazaars, the foods and aromas and, most of all, the stark contrast...