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Into the Heartland

Text by Shalini Singh

As days of isolation stretch ahead of us in a locked-down world during the pandemic and we remain bound indoors, travel writing takes on its age-old task of memory-making. Award-winning journalist Shalini Singh — who’s covered the better part of the country and the globe to break stories on climate change, development and its effects on our environment — reminisces on the spiritual nature of her work and how being out on the field is actually a journey within
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Firi Rahman, Colombo, Sri Lanka
April 22, 2020

Keeping It Local: Firi Rahman

Text by Firi Rahman. Illustrations by Karan Mhatre

Sri Lankan artist Firi Rahman’s insider guide to Colombo’s eclectic food scene...
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South East Asia, Thailand

The Spice of Life

Text by Supriya Thanawala

While backpacking solo in South East Asia, Supriya Thanawala zeroes in on the dish that caters to her personal preferences and budget, without compromising on her taste for adventure
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Vivek Tejuja
March 02, 2020

Ticket to Nowhere

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustration by Gaurav Vikalp

Travelling outside of India, or Mumbai for that matter, doesn’t offer this staunch homebody the same joy that it does most of his ‘wanderlust’-afflicted peers. Vivek Tejuja outlines the reasons for this aversion and leaves no room to question his desire to stay put
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National Museum of History in Skanderbeg Square, Albania, Tirana

Rebirth of a Nation

Text by Aalika Mahindra

Beginning an eight-day road trip down the Albanian Riviera in Tirana, the capital city at the heart of a post-Communist awakening, prepares New York-based Aalika Mahindra to traverse the country’s particular sociopolitical arc and her own progression as a traveller
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January 13, 2020

A traditional war dance involving ferocious facial expressions, vigorous movements, much stamping, loud chanting, and displays of weaponry, the haka is truly spectacular to watch in person.
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The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Just Passing Through Istanbul

Text by Neeta Lal

Neeta Lal comes away with a fresh perspective on Istanbul as she trawls through its galleries, biennials and art fairs
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Jasleen Royal, Singer and Songwriter
December 23, 2019

Escape Artistes

Illustrations by Rohan Dahotre

A cluster of deep thinkers articulates the necessity of getting away from their immediate surroundings and discloses the energising destinations nearby that restore their motivations to keep going
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Indigenous cuisine is being given a new lease outside of its assigned boundaries by ‘food gurus’ who are using new digital platforms as well as social media to redirect viewers whose eyes are usually facing the West, reports Sharanya Deepak
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Rymn Massand recharges her senses in this alluring Italian town and its surrounding wilderness while on a relaxing solo getaway
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Six filmmakers, who have screened their movies at some of the best-known festivals across the globe, share how they made the most of their quick trips to the cities of Venice, Toronto, New York, Cannes, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv…
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Shruti Bajpai, Former Country Head of HBO South Asia
September 25, 2019

Keeping It Local: Beijing

Illustrations by Karan Mhatre

Former Country Head of HBO South Asia Shruti Bajpai’s insider guide to Beijing and emerging entertainment trends in China
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