Phuket Tsunami et al

  Death of thousands. This is where it all happened. Enormous bout of overwhelm takes the better of me as I stand down the warning poll at Patong beach where Bangla road starts. It is a merry evening, the pubs are pouring heady cocktails, the poll dancers has started with acrobats and nightlife with uncomfortable […]

Bangkok’s Floating Markets

Bangkok‘s floating markets witness joyous family celebration as well as curious travelers’ footfall at large. You will see vibrant happy families feasting together on weekends with signature Thai dishes. They eat different varieties of food in smaller portions and fresh ingredients and herbs feature high on their choices. The floating markets are epitome of this […]

Darjeeling, my Himalayan abode!

[A tale of traveling in Darjeeling, a town of West Bengal, India for 2 nights by a group of five friends. Primary intention was to get drunk and make merry. But when in Darjeeling, expect to be enchanted.]   Romantic Bengali will remain punch drunk in love with Darjeeling forever and ever. My mother has […]

Favorite shots from Thai beaches

The opulence of Thai tropical beaches comes from azure blue Andaman sea. A devout here, I say when it comes to beach scenes, I will not look beyond Thailand for the continent of Asia. You can judge me all your heart wants but have a look at the photo gallery before, for I am here […]

Weekend Gateway to Ooty, Queen of Hills

With a descending Sun at the Doddabetta peak behind me, I remember that one evening as I frantically try to climb down the hilly road, snaking the mountain and reaching towards a lesser known Toda settlement. Todas, the ethnic group from Nilgiris, have inhabited Udagamandalam, otherwise adored as Ooty, from time immemorial. In a red […]