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Travel Anecdotes

Yummy Arabian Masala

As a kid who has been born and brought up in Kolkata I wasn’t pretty good with Hindi. We had it as the third language in school. Communicative Hindi was ok but that was mostly from watching TV and movies.   We spent a few weeks in London some time in 2006. My dad used […] Read more…

Wild Surprise in Wayanad

Last week I wrote about our surprise encounter with a tiger from the wild in Kumaon Surprise. Today let me share another wild encounter story. We were on our way back from Wayanad, a little hill station in Kerala to Bangalore. Read my Wayanad Story.   You have to cross the Bandipur Tiger Reserve on […] Read more…

Ultimate Mallu Avatar

We were visiting Kerala once when my cousin sister was getting married there. A day after the wedding the newly-wed couple had thrown a houseboat party. I am always fascinated with the Malayalam food, their culture and their simplicity. The ladies wear these beautiful white and gold cotton sarees which are so typical of the […] Read more…

Runaway Bride

Well this isn’t exactly a runaway bride story as you have seen in the movie. One of my very close friend A was getting engaged in Dec 2010. We have been friends for a few years after I met her in my PG accommodation. She’s from Kerala and that’s where she was having her engagement […] Read more…

Out in the Space

Well no, I have not done a Space tour or visited the ISS. I am not a rollercoaster person at all. I always feel I will fall down and break a leg or smash my head. It’s not that I have a fear of heights but I have a fear of falling down specially from […] Read more…

Macau or somewhere else?

Looks like all sorts of funny incidents happened in my life while I am travelling. I was going through my own posts this month and I can see most of these are my travel stories! LOL. We were visiting Macau and Hong Kong sometime in the year 2008. We had to take a ferry to […] Read more…

Lost

While travelling if you have not got lost and don’t have a lost story to tell, were you even travelling? I have a history of getting lost or getting separated from the group of people, or losing something important, like everywhere. It’s either I am getting lost or my parents or my friends! I thought […] Read more…

Kumaon Surprise

We were visiting the Jim Corbet national Park in 2002. Having read several books by Jim Corbet I was more than eager to encounter some man-eaters , or even deer eater tigers of the Kumaon. For those of you who are not aware – Kumaon region of Northern India is famous for its tigers and […] Read more…

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