Star Weekend

Ludwig II’s fairy tale castle

During my trip to Europe, one of the destinations I had planned to visit was Neuschwanstein Castle. I thought it would be just another historical building, but it is so much more than that.

A gallery of flaming colours

This year, all the precursor conditions—chilly nights and sunny, warm days—were in place for a fabulous fall foliage season.

Of stories from tidal villages by a vanishing forest and a fast-rising sea

Maybe it was Anita Desai’s book The Village by the Sea or was it that movie My Japanese Wife—I do not remember so clearly now—that had us all riled up during that short four-day long journey down...

Rousing Rio

Rio is a city of varying extremes, encapsulated in wild rainforests and beaches; a metropolis of skyscrapers and shantytowns; a cosmopolitan steeped in history. I explore its many aspects through a...

Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona is hard not to fall in love with regardless of how many times I visit. With its rich cultural history and easily accessible location between the panoramic Mt Montjuic and the...

The Secret to Never Forgetting Lisbon

We reached Lisbon late one afternoon. It was a time of long summer days when the sun sets at half past nine. The half an hour drive to the city took us through wide boulevards bordered byJacaranda...

November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019

Ludwig II’s fairy tale castle

During my trip to Europe, one of the destinations I had planned to visit was Neuschwanstein Castle. I thought it would be just another historical building, but it is so much more than that.

October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019

A gallery of flaming colours

This year, all the precursor conditions—chilly nights and sunny, warm days—were in place for a fabulous fall foliage season.

October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019

Of stories from tidal villages by a vanishing forest and a fast-rising sea

Maybe it was Anita Desai’s book The Village by the Sea or was it that movie My Japanese Wife—I do not remember so clearly now—that had us all riled up during that short four-day long journey down...

October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019

Days and nights under the midnight sun

Known for its overwhelming natural beauty and incredible ice formations, Alaska, the largest state (in area) of the United States is home to a multitude of geological wonders.

October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019

Vacation in Alaska: Flight seeing tour of the Denali Mountains

Alaska may not fit the bill for what most people envision as a vacation, but it has been on my family’s bucket list for a long time.

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

In the land of pandas and hand-rolled noodles

A fading yellow line separates the growing throng of people behind me from entry into the People’s Republic of China. In front, a

September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019

REMEMBERING SATHKHIRA, MY ENDLESS SUMMER TORTURE

I had never gotten around to writing about Sathkhira, at least not as a travel destination. Maybe because travelling to this saline land

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

Clouds aren’t fluffy and other revelations at Meghalaya

During the Eid holidays, I went to Meghalaya through the Tamabil-Dawki border with seven friends. On our way to Sylhet from Dhaka,

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

Bengali girl in Bosnia

When I was 12 years old, I was a wide-eyed girl in sixth-grade history class, learning about the First World War—how the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a young man by the name of...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Witness to the Wars and the Walls A day in Berlin

If you are arriving in Berlin from a more pristine, more conventionally “charming” tourist city, prepare to be shocked. Berlin is filthier than Amsterdam, less organised than Vienna, less...