Travel

Journey to Land’s End

Journey to Land’s End

Legend has it that Prince Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, built a bridge from the Indian mainland to Lanka to rescue his wife, the Princess Sita, from the clutches of Ravana, ruler of the island. An epic battle ensued, ending with Ravana’s death and the...
Under My Skin

Under My Skin

“Where are you from?” she asked me. She owned the Prenzlauer Berg shop that I was wandering through. I opened my mouth to reply but she cut in, lowering her voice and stooping her head even though we were the only people in the shop: “Have you come from Syria?” During...
A Glimpse of Heaven–Kashmir

A Glimpse of Heaven–Kashmir

As soon as our flight begins its descent into Srinagar, I see a glimpse of heaven as snow-capped mountains, flowing rivulets, and Chinar trees appear and take shape below. This is a family holiday and in the next eight days, I will see many more sights that will make...
Meandering Through Mexico

Meandering Through Mexico

Mexico. A country I have always been fascinated with. My earliest memory of anything remotely “Mexico” can be traced back to the days I was growing up in India—the FIFA World Cup that used to get us all heated up once every four years. I still remember the way all...
Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Buildings

Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Buildings

I walk on Tel Aviv’s first boulevard—Rothschild Boulevard, which is an avenue lined with ficus and sycamore trees and dotted with benches and outdoor coffee kiosks. Both sides of the boulevard are lined with magnificent homes. I see building after building with prow...
5 Breathtaking Lakes in India

5 Breathtaking Lakes in India

Nature is our ultimate home. Our man-made magnificent architectural structures or the world’s most delicious food can’t compete with the beauty of mountains and the trail of flowing rivers. To me, lakes seem to wash off the pebbles on both sides of the bank, and...