My First Stay in a Tree House 

‘Please give us whatever food you have in your bags,’ said Amit Mukherjee, the manager of Pench Tree Lodge, with a smile on his face. After my long travel to Nagpur and then another 3-hour drive to Pench, I was evidently exhausted and didn’t question these instructions. These words, I understood, were good for my health and…

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5 Places to Get Intoxicated in Pondicherry

Pondicherry offers plenty of exciting places to drink, across all budgets. It has never disappointed me with the widespread concoction of spirits it offers. Though best for its cocktails and beer, there are enough options for liquor such as whiskey, vodka or even wine. These are my favourite places in the French Quarters or White…

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Top 5 Cocktails Bars in Kolkata

There are plenty of bars in Kolkata. An evident foodies’ haven, this city comprises eateries, restaurants and watering holes across budget. However, getting my occasional fix of cocktails remained a concern for me. After a couple of years in the city, I can now claim that I have a few favourites. Unlike beer, cocktails require…

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Madrid in a Day

It is a very busy city. Committing only 24 hours in Spain’s capital, Madrid, can be a challenge. It certainly was for me. I started early, stocked up on breakfast, packed a bottle of water, grabbed a map of Madrid, slipped in my Madrid Card and bid goodbye to my hotel room. There is much to…

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Brewbot, Mumbai

I miss good beer pubs. And the humidity in Kolkata takes me back to the warm evening in Mumbai. Along with couple of my friends, we visited Brewbot. Situated amid an array of restaurants and bars, the ambience of this craft brewery was surprisingly pleasant and the outdoor space, fairly large. The Decor No sooner I stepped…

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Photo Story: Walking the Tea Trail in Mumbai

Chai Pe Charcha was my second walk with Raconteur Walks in Mumbai. Launching a number of different tours in August, this was a part of their Pay What You Want campaign, where walkers only paid ₹150 to register and at the end of the walk, an additional amount they thought the walk should be priced…

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