Singapore, this year, again went out of its way to celebrate Deepavali, as is more popularly known here. Last year, I blogged extensively on how much efforts the Lion City puts in ensuring Diwali is lifted to global festival status, … Continue reading Trivia: Do you know Deepavali / Diwali enough?
The Jalan Alor food street (in Bukit Bintang area) is one of the must go places at Kuala Lumpur – currently ranked 7th most visited city in the world. The food street operates only post-sunset and is teeming with people … Continue reading Food: Six ‘not-so-obvious’ must try dishes at Jalan Alor food street Kuala Lumpur
Over my travels, there are only four cities in the world, where I have landed exclusively to do a food trip – Bangkok, Delhi, Hyderabad & Kolkata. These are cities where the average meal would score very high on taste, … Continue reading Food: Ten reasons why Kolkata must be declared ‘Food capital of India’
India’s scintillating march to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final got me glued to the television entire event. Since I live at Singapore, the NRIs here are spared from the non stop bombardment of television ads and running tickers during … Continue reading Food: When Virender Sehwag sold me Ethiopian food
I take pride in my family, upbringing and religion (Hinduism) which never discouraged from visiting other places of worship. That flexibility in values got into me to believe there is only one supernatural god (who created earth, living beings). Hence … Continue reading Travel: Best of Lourdes, France, in a day
Visiting to one of the world’s most expensive cities, one of the world’s most visited cities, within budget expenses, is always a challenge. Most of us have dreams of visiting Amsterdam one day. And yet many of us are deterred … Continue reading Budget Travel Tips for Amsterdam, with or without family!
My Football pilgrimage demanded a country side sighting between the weekend La Liga and midweek Champions League games. We decided to spend this break covering south France. Our first stop was Toulouse, a quiet, sleepy, high on architecture, quaint and … Continue reading Travel: Seven unique observations at Toulouse, France
Five days before our departure, FC Barcelona were odds on to win the La Liga as well as the Champions League. Win all their games and the ‘double’ was in their hands. Not any more though. In the subsequent three … Continue reading Football Pilgrimage 2017 Part 3: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
The intense addiction After a dream fulfilling Football Pilgrimage in April 2016, the once in a lifetime orgasm has now taken shape of an addiction. Buoyed by my friends, I decided to undertake another Pilgrimage in 2017. Last year it … Continue reading Football Pilgrimage 2017: The Indian flag to visit Camp Nou
I hate the forced culture of tipping. But this was something different. In our mind-boggling Philippines vacation we encountered something very unreal, very enlightening – there were multiple instances when we wanted to tip a person but the kind soul refused. … Continue reading Humanity: Are Filipinos the nicest people on planet earth?