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OF HERITAGE AND BEAUTIFUL EMPTY SPACES
In the last of three resort reviews of properties in-and-around-Chennai, perfectly-curated for the ‘quick getaway staycation,’ we head to Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention Centre, tucked away on the outskirts of Mahabalipuram — close enough to the heritage town and yet far...
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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CAMBODIA ON YOUR PLATE
Rangalore has been bursting at its seams with restaurants that pride themselves with the specialized cuisine tag. But none of them have explored Cambodian cuisine, a little-known cuisine not only in the city, but across the world too, as we find out during the course...
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SAT-CHIT-ANANDA ABSOLUTE REALITY PURE AWARENESS UNCONDITIONAL JOY
The air is thick with the trilling of crickets. Gossamer thin strands of cobwebs glisten with dew as the winter sun falls gently on the tall sal trees, ubiquitous to the region. Bushy-tailed monkeys playfully scurry about and there’s a pack of them near the...
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SO LONG, HYDERABAD
It happened every three years. But this time it didn’t. And I am surprised. Eleven years is a long time to be playing these games. But I have known no other way than to act on impulse and seize the moment, for most part of...
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EATING OUT AGAIN
There is nothing we have missed more in the past seven months more than eating out. We may have made peace with home deliveries and home cooking to a large extent, but they have not been able to replace the joy of dining out. And...
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THE PERFECT LOCKDOWN GETAWAY
Waking up to the sound of calm, soft waves… the sunlight streaming into your living room… the sun outside is hot… but a cool sea breeze wafts lazily around… ensuring the indulgent relaxing vibe you’re experiencing… stays with you all day. Sounds like something right...
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THE CROP THAT KEEPS US ALIVE
The word vivasayam (farming) strikes many chords in the hearts of any Tamilian. Growing up in the city, with a complete lack of knowledge or experience in agriculture, I have always been amused by the pride and the deep connections farmers have with agricultural practices....
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BACK TO MOTHER NATURE
As I talk to Eldo Pachilakkadan, he has just finished his lunch – half a jackfruit. But then, for Eldo, there is no such thing as lunch and dinner. When he is hungry, he plucks a few fruits from his garden and eats them, just...
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THE JUNGLE IS CALLING, WHERE ARE YOU?
Forest fire. Sighting of wild bison, langurs, elephants, kingfishers, deer, antelope, peacocks, monkeys... the roar of a tiger... the cry of a bison under attack. These are all the things I encountered on my way to Wild Walkers. Welcome to the 100acre Bellikkal estate in...
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MONSOON GETAWAY
The torrent that accosted us at the last leg of a narrow mountainous road, made me wonder if we would ever reach the cozy little resort, tucked away in the hills, a little farther away from town. By the time we pulled in the driveway...
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