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Coconut and Mangrove Dreams

Coconut and Mangrove Dreams

I am standing on a stunning cliff-top, situated between two deserted strips of honey colored beaches, looking across a jade colored infinity pool fringed by palm trees. Away from the bustle of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala is Niraamaya Surya Samudra (part of Relais...
Pura Vida in Biolley

Pura Vida in Biolley

Nightfall had descended on the Talamanca Mountain like a dark shroud as we turned off the highway onto a dirt road. We trundled uphill in a Toyota four-wheeler towards Biolley, a little hamlet, located at the edge of the La Amistad International Park. The inky...
Travel Nimmu

Travel Nimmu

My Dear Aakash, I arrived in a place of strange beauty, which until today existed only in my dreams. High mountains surround me all around and reach up towards a spotless deep blue sky; while bottomless arid valleys with occasional patches of green run in between...
Destination Bali

Destination Bali

Bali is a very devout, sacred Hindu island—a shining green emerald etched into the equatorial heart of the primeval, volcanic Indonesian archipelago. Bali continues to maintain its ancient cultural links to India—it is an adamant and joyous outpost of Hindu reverence...
Hyderabadi Splendor!

Hyderabadi Splendor!

Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, epitomizes the perfect blend of diversity, both in culture as well as age, seamlessly integrating the ancient with the modern. I decided to devote a few days of my summer vacation in 2013 to exploring this historic city, which...
Leh—Under The Blue Sky

Leh—Under The Blue Sky

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, Not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.                                       —Rumi My dear Aakash: I am standing underneath a thousand...