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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…

  • Velas – A Big Step Towards Survival

    As the sun gradually rose in the sky that morning, so did the number of people on the beach. Some sat around in little groups, some were busy with their cameras,…

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    Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa

    Haven’t done too many hotel reviews on this blog, but Lemon Tree inspired me to write one because of a very special reason. As we were tucking into our breakfast the…

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    Jimmy Boy

    Tucked into one of the leafy lanes stretching out of Horniman Circle is Jimmy Boy – one of Mumbai’s few remaining Parsi restaurants. A big red sign over a stripped awning…

  • Erangal Beach, Madh Island

    Spent a lazy Saturday evening at Erangal beach, Madh Island. The smell of the drying bombil saturated our noses but the things happening around more than made up for it. Had…

  • Mumbai Diaries

    As I am still reeling under my Colaba hangover, I thought its best if I write about some of the many fantastic buildings that are found that side of town. The…

  • The Sound of Silence

    As I closed my eyes trying to drift off to sleep, the reverberating sound of the wilderness outside enveloped me. There was nothing unusual about that night, the crickets at their…

  • Maachli

    Most people would associate the term ‘Maachli‘ with fish. It was on a nature walk on a bright morning that Prathamesh, our host at Maachli (an intimate and breathtakingly beautiful home…