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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Solo Destination: Beral, Himachal Pradesh

Beral is a small village in Himachal Pradesh’s Rohru district. A friend of mine pointed me in the direction and I packed my bags to leave in no time. A 4-hour drive from Shimla and I arrived at Kharapathar junction. Here I got introduced to Ashish, my host, and together we drove a distance of…

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Looking for Vegetarian Food in Taiwan?

Curiously I sifted through the store signboards. Reading some English, I decided that my lunch would be in Ba Fang Yun Ji, a dumpling bar on Linsen North Road in Taipei. I invested some more time finalising on what looked the least non-vegetarian to me. The staff behind the counter patiently waited for me to…

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