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  • A Day Out in Sapi Island, Sabah

    A visit to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, would be incomplete without taking some time out to enjoy the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters on one of the five…

  • People Watching in Sikkim

    The beauty of slow travel is that it affords you the luxury of being an observer of daily life in a new place. I travelled to Gangtok for 5 days of…

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    In The By-Lanes Of Channapatna

    Protecting ourselves from a spray of sawdust, we watched with awe¬†as a craftsman shaped a rough block of wood into a spinning top within minutes. Then he carefully but swiftly applied…

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    Eating My Way Through Gangtok!

    I am a momo (a popular local dish very similar to a dumpling) lover and couldn’t wait to get to Sikkim to feast on it to my heart’s content. While you…

  • Sikkim works her charm!

    Areas surrounding airports and railway stations are seldom the most memorable or pleasant. Bagdogra though was a complete surprise! No sooner had we left the airport and we were surrounded by…

  • Food Consciousness at the Orange County Kabini

    As a family we have made a shift towards eating more healthy food and this means we have started including a greater portion of millets in our everyday diet. I don’t…

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    Orange County, Kabini – Understated Luxury

    With fantastic trip advisor reviews, my expectations from Orange County, Kabini (OCK) were sky-high! The photos of the resort from their webpage gave me a glimpse, but left me a bit…

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    An All Vegetarian Feast on Chinese New Year

    If you are a vegetarian you know how hard it is to find good vegetarian food when you travel! A lot of times I have missed out on local delicacies because…

  • Skywatch Friday – Kota Kinabalu

    After a hurried breakfast I hoped across from my hotel to the waterfront to see what the South China Sea looked like. Gorgeous blue skies with puffy clouds greeted me. The…

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    Cafe Samovar – Where Simplicity Rules

    The first time I walked into Cafe Samovar turned out to be a momentous day in my life. I had just interviewed with BBC World at Nariman Point (a job that…