Detention Tales: Changi Airport

I stepped out of the plane into Changi International Airport in Singapore with wide eyed enthusiasm. I was doing an international vacation after a long time. The plan was to backpack across a few South East Asian islands with my friend Mahesh, and we were going to be in Singapore for three days before proceeding to Indonesia. We slowly made our way to immigration after … Continue reading Detention Tales: Changi Airport

Food Diaries: 5 Items That Caught My Attention Recently

Having come back from my recent week long trip to South East Asia, I got an opportunity to redraw my culinary boundaries. I came across some wonderful food and here are five things that impressed me the most. Mie Goreng This incredibly tasty fried noodle was something I discovered in Indonesia. Tossed up in olive oil, with a local soya-based sauce that’s hard to beat, … Continue reading Food Diaries: 5 Items That Caught My Attention Recently

Native Touch Of A City Bred – Two Years Later

About two years after my last trip to a South Indian village setup, I decided to do a quick weekend trip to my friend Hari’s ancestral village last weekend. I wanted a change from the city lifestyle, even if it was just for a couple of days. His father had constructed a temple and prayer hall using crowdsourced funds for the principal deity of the … Continue reading Native Touch Of A City Bred – Two Years Later

The city of lakes – The hues and views

Udaipur is referred to as a place that can give quaint European towns a run for their money. A town nestled in the valleys of the Aravalli range, with lakes, palaces and stories of the mighty Rajput empire at every turn, Udaipur was impressive at first sight. We’re a group of four backpacking for more than a week around Rajasthan, and we had booked The … Continue reading The city of lakes – The hues and views

When Chennai and Cricket came together again

Test cricket in Chennai has always been fascinating. Whether it was Sehwag’s blitzkrieg 319 in a drawn test, the record 4th innings chase against England, Harbhajan’s 15 wicket match haul against Australia or the most recent double century by Dhoni in 2013, there have always been reasons to look forward to and enjoy a game at the Chepauk Stadium. After a three year hiatus, Test … Continue reading When Chennai and Cricket came together again