Iceland

Check out how this Chennai girl ended up in Iceland. India Today Travel Plus story here First Journeys: Iceland   Imagine my plight.  I grew up in Chennai and suddenly my daughter tells me that she wants to go to Iceland.  Now those of you sitting in Delhi and beyond might think that this is no…

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Flaneur in the City in The Hindu

Thank you Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Elaine Sciolino and of course, the Sex in the City girls for inspiring this headline. Harshini Vakkalanka called from The Hindu and wanted an insider’s view of Bangalore.  I have to admit, I felt like I was betraying my Chennai.  But heck, you can love two cities, or many cities. Flaneur in…

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Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur Hotel Review

I attended a gorgeous wedding at this hotel. The Jiva spa here is really quite lovely.

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Sandhotel, Reykjavik, Hotel Review

Sandhotel is situated in the heart of Reykjavik’s hip shopping street, Laugavegur, and is bordered by Iceland’s oldest gentleman’s tailor and a cult bakery. Warm staff and thoughtful touches including a mobile phone, and chic comfortable rooms with locally sourced organic toiletries, make it a great place to stay.

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Marriott Whitefield Hotel Review

This sprawling hotel in the midst of the evolving business district of Whitefield – a busy and buzzing district on the outskirts of Bangalore – has 321 rooms, unintrusive service, great restaurants, and an amazing spa.

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Alexander Technique

For the post-yoga generation, somatic therapies like the Alexander Technique, used to correct structural alignments, are gaining popularity

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Cricket in Mumbai for Qantas

Cricket in Mumbai for Qantas Please click on the above for the article

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28 Kothi Hotel Review

This boutique guest house with just five individually-styled rooms makes a virtue out of its quirky minimalism. The Instagrammable interiors are dotted with thoughtful design touches. Dinner, which is prepared on request, is superb and served in the candlelit garden.

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Shahpura House Review

This meticulously maintained 64-room heritage hotel, in a quiet residential area of Jaipur, is owned and run by an aristocratic family. They live on the top floor and take pleasure in sharing their traditions and festivals in a way that is both authentic and ebullient.

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