Seeking Nostalgia in Kodaikanal
(Discover India, 2016 August):
Kodaikanal retains some of its 19th-century landscape, evoking a sense of nostalgia. At the same time, it buzzes with activity in its contemporary avatar.
Postcards from the Wild
(JetWings, 2015 November):
The animal and plant kingdoms show off their finest colours and members in the tropical rainforests and highlands of Sri Lanka.
Looking Beyond the Taj
(JetWings, 2015 September):
The Taj Mahal might shine the brightest, but there’s a host of other Mughal-era architectural gems around Agra that will take you on a trip back in time.
The Ground Beneath her Feet
(Outlook traveller, 2015 August):
If you are not just racing up Thadiyandamol, a whole new world of nature opens up for you.
When the Tiger Stood Me Up!
(Deccan Herald; 2015, May 10th):
Never wanting to chase tigers, my happiness with other birds and mammals made me the 'easy guest' on all safaris. Kanha, however, lured me with the promise of a golden tiger, only to leave me hanging.
A Day at the Races
(Outlook traveller, 2014 November):
The post-harvest lull in south Karnataka is enlivened by Kambalas - races where man and beast become one.
Good Things Come in Small Packages
(Deccan Herald; 2014, July 27th):
With the unfortunate sobriquet "poor man's Ooty" hanging heavy over its head, it would seem like Yercaud doesn't stand a chance. However, if you do give it a chance, Yercaud takes you back in time.
(Outlook traveller, 2014 June):
Gokarna has two facets − an orthodox pilgrimage centre drawing hordes of devotees and beaches attracting equal droves of flower children. Though it sounds like a recipe for disaster, Gokarna dons the two hats effortlessly. In fact, it turns the problem on its head and carves an interesting identity for itself.
(Outlook Traveller, 2013 March):
Driving around Iceland's surreal landscape in winter is like having a front seat to the greatest show on earth.
(Outlook Traveller, 2012 June):
A photo-essay on Borneo, focusing on the experience of staying in one of the oldest rainforests in the world. An experience involving all members that make the rainforest what it is: from fungi to insects to mammals.
Symphony in Stone
(Deccan Herald; 2012, January 15th):
A myth & lore filled day at the temple-town of Lepakshi, which also dazzles with its beautiful Vijayanagara style of art & architecture.
The Realm of Legends
(JetWings, 2011 Nov):
Egypt is inseparable from pharaohs, monuments & history. But, the country isn't about only these, as most people unfortunately presume.