A Cocktail Journey at The Fatty Bao Kolkata

On a winter evening in Kolkata, I set out to try the signature cocktails of The Fatty Bao, Olive group’s Asian dining. By the end of my meal, I found myself comfortably seated in a corner of its cosy decor, satiated by the comforting flavours of its food and drinks. Cocktail #1 Risky Whiskey Base:…

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The Narendra Bhawan Bikaner Experience

A few months ago I revisited Bikaner with Narendra Bhawan. Not only did it reintroduced me to the city but also rewards that come along with immersive travel. A short but in-depth exploration through the city’s architecture and history was like a crash course on of the royal legacy of the state since its foundation….

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Flying with SWISS International Air Lines

My relationship with SWISS International Air Lines goes back to 2009. It was my first international flight, from Delhi to Geneva via Zurich. Over a period of eight years, this relationship has grown. I have flown SWISS many times and my experience with the airlines has also differed. 2009: DEL-ZRH-GVA 2012: BOM-ZRH-GVA 2016: BOM-ZRH 2017:…

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Photo Story: The Golden Touch of Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

On my first evening at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Karan Singh, president of MRS Hospitality Group, quoted W B Yeats’ Cloths of Heaven. He recited, ‘Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light; I would spread the…

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Suryagarh – Jaisalmer’s Golden Enchantment 

With its dreamlike persona, Suryagarh Jaisalmer welcomed me on a warm summer evening. I saw the golden light shine upon the fort-like structure from a distance. There began my love affair with Suryagarh. And what followed thereafter only strengthened this emotion. Intimate Spaces My first exclamation was when I walked into my room. The Jaisalmer…

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Travelling with my Wildcraft Rucksack

My travel gear is an important aspect of all my travels. It has to be simple, ready for mountain weather and durable, apart from being resourceful. Whether it be a rucksack, a pair of shoes, walking stick, jackets, travel towel or even my headlight, I invest time and money in it. I have been using…

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