Beachy Business, Travels

Finding serenity in Goa: Top 5 beach picks from my recent trip

I’ve always been a sea person. Everything about the seaside – the gentle rumble of waves, the salt in the air, sand clinging on to your feet, horizons that decide the colour of the water and the sense of calm that prevails regardless of the flurry of human activity around – it feels like home …

Hills are a-calling, Travels

Snow-ed in Sikkim: Reminiscing My First Snowfall at Zero Point & Yumthang Valley!

I notice a sudden cold fleck on my cheek. My fingers automatically go over it and I feel a cool wetness. I look up, expecting to see drops of rain. Instead, I watch wisps of white, falling all around us, moving diagonally with the strong gusts of wind. Instinctively, I try to feel them, with …

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On Giving the New a Chance, and the Old a Rest

The setting sun was casting its final glow across the skies. I was sitting on a high chair, sipping on a beer, my eyes on the traces of crimson on the horizon. And my mind unsettled by the flash of a memory, which had caught me off guard. Sitting across from me was my date. …

City Escapes, Travels

Riding Solo in Jaipur: My Day at Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort

I stand and watch as Maike browses through a stack of big sized post cards. We were at this little souvenir shop at the Amer Fort. “This one’s for mum…this for Jeroen…” she picks and chooses around 6 cards, “…and this for me.” “For you?” I asked, slightly intrigued. I understand buying post cards as …

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Do yourself a favour. Stop being so modest

Imagine you’re at a party, dressed to the nines. A person comes up to you and says: Hey, you look awesome today! What do you do? You look embarrassed, shrug your shoulders and say: What are you saying? I’ve put on so much weight ya! This person is persistent. Not at all. That dress looks …